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    FAILING TO RESPOND TO A CUSTOMER HARASSING AN EMPLOYEE CAN LEAD TO A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT CLAIM

    On November 18, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Fried v. Wynn Las Vegas, LLC


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    NINTH CIRCUIT RESUSCITATES CALIFORNIA LAW ATTEMPTING TO BAN EMPLOYMENT ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS

    On September 15, 2021, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Chamber of Commerce v. Bonta


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    FAILURE TO KEEP REQUIRED RECORDS SPELLS PROBLEMS FOR EMPLOYERS

    California employers are obligated to maintain a variety of records under the state and federal wage and hour laws.


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    OSHA ISSUES NEW EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD MANDATING COVID-19 VACCINATIONS OR WEEKLY TESTING

    On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)…


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    PRIVATE SETTLEMENTS NO LONGER PERMISSIBLE TO RESOLVE NY STATE DIVISION OF HUMAN RIGHTS COMPLAINTS

    The New York State Division of Human Rights (“NYSDHR”) recently announced a shift in policy such that complaints filed on or after…


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    NEW YORK CITY’S “KEY TO NYC” PROGRAM IMPOSES NEW VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

    On August 3, 2021, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the “Key to NYC” program…


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