New Paid Leave Law in Maine Provides Employees Leave For Any Purpose

Maine is now the first state to pass legislation which provides paid leave time for employees to take for any reason they choose. The law is entitled “An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave” (“the Act”)...

Illinois’s Recreational Marijuana Law May Affect Employers in Illinois and Other States

On May 31, 2019, Illinois legislatures passed a bill making recreational marijuana legal in the state.  The bill, which was signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker, allows Illinois residents over the age of 21...

Microsoft Makes Broad Changes To Workplace Investigations

Microsoft’s action plan to address workplace investigations into complaints of harassment and discrimination was announced on April 15 after reports of employee concerns surfaced in the public. Microsoft’s response follows the similar pattern we have...

New DOL Guidance Requires Immediate FMLA Designation

On March 14, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the issue of when leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) must be so designated. DOL Opinion...