Connecticut Sexual Harassment Law Expanded

In our haste to keep an eye on and advise you of all the various legal changes that have occurred over the past few months in all states across the Dunkin’ footprint, we seem to have missed a couple of changes that took effect in Connecticut this week. First, Connecticut’s minimum wage increased by $0.90/hour…

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New York Annual Sexual Harassment Training

In that same vein, we also wanted to remind readers that the first anniversary of the state of New York requirement for annual sexual harassment training is coming up on October 9, 2019. By that date, all employees in the state are required to have gone through their annual training session on sexual harassment. You…

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Competitor News

Having been targeted over the past however many months by SEIU, Fight for $15, and the #Me Too Movement, McDonalds is heading into a more educational mode. The Golden Arches announced that it will launch a new series of educational training programs over the next few months with a focus on creating “healthy relationships and…

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New York Sexual Harassment Training Required

Although Mayor de Blasio signed it into law almost a year ago, the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act became fully effective last week on April 1, 2019. The law mandates that employers with 15 or more employees (including independent contractors) in the prior calendar year must conduct anti-sexual harassment training on an annual basis…

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DC Sexual Harassment Training

Just one week after they overruled the voters on the question of eliminating a tipped wage within the Nation’s Capital, the DC City Council this week approved a bill that mandates restaurant employers provide anti-sexual harassment training to all employees. The ordinance, which Mayor Muriel Bowser has yet to endorse or oppose, also establishes a…

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Welcome to the Hotel California!

Somehow it seems appropriate that rock band The Eagles released that hit song in 1976, early in the first administration of California Governor Jerry Brown (1975 – 1983). Well, it must be déjà vu all over again as the same Governor Brown signed a couple of different bills recently that can significantly impact small businesses…

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Sign of The Times

As the US Senate begins taking procedural votes this morning leading to the possible confirmation of judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), and the new sexual harassment training mandate takes effect in New York (effective on October 9), we want to forewarn our New Jersey members and subscribers that…

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Sexual Harassment Update

With the nauseating spectacle of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings dominating the news this week, it seems like a perfect segue to remind those members and subscribers with interests in New York that the Empire State’s new mandated anti-sexual harassment training requirement becomes effective on October 9, 2018. By that date, employers within the state must…

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Sexual Harassment Training Mandates

The state of Delaware joined New York, California, Maine and Connecticut in mandating sexual harassment training for private employers when Governor John Carney signed HB 360 into law just over one week ago. The new law, which effective on January 1, 2019 broadens the categories of workers covered by the state Discrimination in Employment Act,…

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California Outlaws NDAs

California, which as mentioned above, already requires sexual harassment training for private employees, has also acted on a host of issues which will ultimately have an impact on small businesses throughout the Golden State. AB 3080, which was presented to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature on August 27, makes it illegal for employers to…

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