In September 2019, the New Jersey Division of Rights (“DCR”) issued enforcement guidance (“Guidance”) clarifying and explaining how the DCR applies the state’s Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”) to discrimination based on hairstyles, particularly with respect to those “closely associated with Black people.” The Guidance states that the LAD’s prohibition on discrimination based on race encompasses discrimination that is ostensibly based on hairstyles that are inextricably intertwined with or closely associated with race and therefore prohibits employers from refusing to hire or otherwise treating “a Black person differently because they wear their hair in a style that is closely associated with being Black.”
Monthly Archives: September 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) recently issued an opinion letter regarding the designation of FMLA leave in the context of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements (“CBA”) with a union. This opinion letter provides helpful clarification on an issue that is often a source of confusion for employers (as well as for unions).
Lidings continues to receive recognition from leading international legal directories as top-notch advisor to businesses in the Russian market. International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) once again notes Lidings for its expertise M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency practice areas.
By Benoît Chartier, from our Insurance Law Practice Group.
On September 3, 2019, approximately one year after the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the Quebec Superior Court declared the provisions of the Quebec law governing cannabis that prohibited possession and production of cannabis plants in the province, unconstitutional (Murray Hall c. Procureure générale du Québec, 2019 QCCS 3664). This decision could have serious impact for insurers or landlords, among others.
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Updates on OSHA’s requirements for posting OSHA’s Form 300A (which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018) and on record keeping requirements. READ MORE
Ohio’s Habitual Offenders Program can have devastating effects for businesses that fail to comply with sales tax filing and payment requirements
In Ohio, a consistent failure to comply with sales tax filing and payment requirements may result in a business’ tax account being placed in the Habitual Offenders Program (HOP), a statutory mandated tax delinquency program that can have devastating effects on any business. READ MORE
Congratulations to ILN member, Josephine Peng, of Lee & Li, Taiwan, who has been shortlisted for Tax Dispute Resolution by Euromoney Legal Media Group in the Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2019! Further congratulations to Lee & Li for their country award for Taiwan. The awards will be given during a celebration of the advancement of women in the legal profession in the region on November 3rd in Hong Kong. Read more…
Compliance with the New DOL Salary Thresholds May Create Unexpected Challenges for Employers (Redux)
In the fall of 2016, before the Obama administration increases to the minimum salary were set to go into effect (spoiler alert – they didn’t!), we wrote in this space about the challenges facing employers in addressing those expected changes: “Compliance with the New DOL Overtime Exemption Rule May Create Unexpected Challenges for Employers.”
As we wrote earlier this week, the current administration’s changes are set to go into effect on January 1, 2020: “U.S. Department of Labor Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule Updating the Compensation Requirements for the FLSA’s Executive, Administrative, and Professional Exemptions.”
September 27, 2019 — Sharon G. Druker has been appointed to the governance committee of The Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital Foundation. The committee plays an advisory role to the Foundation’s directors by ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the Foundation in a manner which is free of conflicts of interest and in compliance with applicable law.
Back charges are commonplace on commercial construction projects. Whether you are a general contractor or subcontractor assessing back charges against a lower tier contractor or a lower tier subcontractor arguing against back charges that have been assessed against you, these four tips will provide insight into best practices for proper back charges to help you in your business. READ MORE