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Wayfair employee alleges HR ignored sexual harassment complaints

January 15, 2020

Via: HR Dive

When approached with allegations of sexual harassment or other improper conduct, it’s essential that HR launch a prompt and thorough investigation, employment law attorneys say. While there is no definitive way to determine who is telling the truth in a […]


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Illegal Internship: Two Years of Experience, No Salary, No Equity

December 24, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

Unpaid internships aren’t inherently wrong. But ones that require two years of experience and have a whole list of responsibilities for a for-profit firm are illegal. And that’exactly what For Exposure highlighted in this tweet: Let’s unpack how this is […]


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New Jersey Salary History Ban Takes Effect January 1

December 18, 2019

Via: HR Hero

New Jersey’s new law prohibiting employers from screening job applicants based on their pay history takes effect on January 1, 2020. The law prohibits employers from asking current or prospective employees about their salary history, including wages, salaries, and/or benefits, […]


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Illinois Law Banning Salary History Questions Takes Effect in January

December 16, 2019

Via: HR Hero

A law amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act to prohibit employers from making preemployment inquiries about a job candidate’s salary history is set to take effect in January. The law applies to private employers with four or more employees as […]


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Illinois Employers Need to Be Ready for New Marijuana Law

December 12, 2019

Via: HR Hero

The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act allowing Illinois residents at least 21 years old to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana flower and five grams of marijuana concentrate for personal use takes effect January 1, 2020, meaning employers […]


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Nevada Law on Marijuana Screening Goes Into Effect January 1

December 6, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Nevada has a new law taking effect January 1, 2020, prohibiting employers from refusing to hire applicants who test positive for marijuana during preemployment drug screenings. Assembly Bill 132 also says that if an employer requires a drug screening during […]


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Washington Law Limiting Noncompetes Takes Effect January 1

December 4, 2019

Via: HR Hero

Washington’s new law significantly restricting employers’ use of noncompetition agreements takes effect January 1, 2020. In addition to limiting the use of noncompetes, the law provides for generous damages when an individual successfully claims a noncompete is unenforceable. The new […]


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Amazon dodged workplace safety regulators for years, investigation shows

November 26, 2019

Via: The Verge

A new investigation has claimed that Amazon attempted to dodge workplace safety regulators for years up until 2015. The investigation, which lead to a joint report published in The Atlantic and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting is well […]


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6 States Now Mandate Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

November 18, 2019

Via: Workforce

The #MeToo era has prompted an increasing number of states to mandate sexual harassment prevention training in the workplace. California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maine and New York all have such laws in place. Here is a look at the laws […]


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Federal Employee Labor Union Files Grievance Against VA’s Smoking Ban

November 8, 2019

Via: Workforce

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ new smoking ban took effect on Oct. 1, prohibiting all patients and non-staff from smoking on VA hospital premises. In January the ban will extend to employees. The smoke-free policy was created to initiate a […]