Published: February 13, 2020

More than 2,000 website accessibility lawsuits were filed in federal courts each year in 2018 and 2019, alerting business owners of the rising trend in website accessibility litigation. This trend is not going to slow down, as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the Ninth Circuit in the case Robles v. Domino's Pizza, LLC, which many hoped would provide nationwide clarity on the law in this area.

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Published: February 6, 2020

New Jersey amended its existing WARN Act, otherwise known as the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act ("NJ WARN Act"), and it will have significant impact on employers considering mass layoffs, transfers and termination of operations statewide.New Jersey’s new mini-WARN materially alters employer obligations and departs substantially from the Federal WARN statute. Employers need to understand their potential obligation to pay mandatory severance, provide written notice to employees and other requirements under the new law.

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Published: January 29, 2020

Employers recently received a favorable ruling when a federal district court in Wisconsin held that a retail store was not required to re-arrange shifts to accommodate an applicant’s religious beliefs.

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Published: January 2, 2020

In December, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a flurry of employer-friendly decisions.  Management can toast the following end-of-year gifts and look forward to continuing success at the Board in the new year.

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Published: December 31, 2019

In 2019, we saw significant activity in state legislatures passing employment-related laws in areas where federal government efforts had stalled, like paid sick leave, non-compete agreements and workplace discrimination. Another important area where states took action concerns the raising of minimum hourly wages. In fact, workers in half the states (25 including D.C.) will see an increase in hourly minimum wage rates at some point in 2020.

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Published: December 26, 2019

The Washington, D.C. City Council is considering a proposed bill that would ban non-compete agreements for workers making nearly six-figures, titled the Ban on Noncompete Agreements Act of 2019.

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