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Retail Industry Workplace Law Update – Spring 2018

  • April 4, 2018

When ICE Knocks

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, is responsible for enforcement of laws related to unlawful employment of workers, and the agency’s increased enforcement activities should have retailers reviewing their plans. Read full article…

Washington Ban-the-Box Law Limits Criminal Background Inquiries

Retailers in Washington must ensure they comply with the state’s new “ban the box” legislation (effective June 7, 2018) restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process. Read full article…

Massachusetts AG’s Office Issues Guidance on Equal Pay Law Set to Take Effect in July

The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General much-anticipated guidance on the state’s new pay equity law is set to take effect on July 1, 2018. Read full article…

Colorado Law Claims for Unpaid Wages Limited to Two or Three Years Prior to Termination

The Colorado Supreme Court has held that under the Colorado Wage Claim Act, a terminated employee’s right to seek unpaid wages or compensation at termination is subject to the two- or three-year statute of limitations. Read full article…

Puerto Rico Bars Use of Legitimate Absences in Performance Review, Adds Catastrophic Illness Leave

Just one year after substantial changes to Puerto Rico employment laws became effective, the Governor has enacted two new sick leave laws: one shields employees from adverse consequences from sick leave use, the other creates a special leave for catastrophic illnesses. Read full article…

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