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On July 14, 2020, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (Law). The law has two significant impacts. First, as a temporary measure, it immediately expands leave rights related to COVID-19 by requiring employers of any size (including employers with greater than 500 employees who are exempt from the Families

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law 15 bills designed to provide greater employee protections in California.  Among those bills were Assembly Bill 9 (“AB 9”) and Assembly Bill 51 (“AB 51”), both of which are aimed at protecting employees’ rights to litigate harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims.

As we previously blogged about here

In preparation for Election Day, employers around the country will be faced with employee requests for time off to vote. Employers may also wrestle with the need to prevent workplace conflict related to political discussion. This summary provides guidance for employers with operations in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia on the rules for time off from work to vote and some practical steps to prevent political disputes in the workplace.

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