Legislation

Sexual Harassment is Illegal Poster

On August 29, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed a bill expanding employer responsibility to prevent and correct sexual harassment in the workplace. HB 360 explicitly defines prohibited sexual harassment in the context of employment, provides information on when an employer is considered responsible for prohibited conduct by an employee or supervisors, and requires employers Read more

Earned Sick Leave

On August 16, 2018, San Antonio became the second city in the state of Texas to pass a paid sick leave ordinance. Earlier this year, Austin passed a similar law. The San Antonio Earned Paid Sick Time Ordinance will require employers to provide employees with the ability to accrue and use earned paid sick time Read more

Sexual Harassment Training

On April 10, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Budget Bill, which includes a mandate for employers designed to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. Under the mandate, New York employers will be required to provide sexual harassment training to all workers. Employers without anti-harassment policies should start designing and implementing them Read more

Vermont Salary Ban Coming Soon

Although opinions differ as to the cause, the wage gap between male and female workers persists even today – on average, women earn roughly 80% of what men earn over the course of a lifetime. Some equality advocates have argued that the common employer practice of using a new hire’s previous salary to determine their Read more

New Jersey Labor Law Posters

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Division on Civil Rights have recently updated two mandatory workplace postings. New Jersey employers must update their All-On-One poster to remain compliant. The changes include a new protected class under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and corrections to the Employer Obligation to Maintain Read more

Paid Sick Leave Act

On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 104, requiring all employers, regardless of size, to provide paid sick time to employees. New Jersey joins Arizona, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Washington D.C. in requiring private sector employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Read more