California Governor Signs Pro-Worker Bills

The California legislative session ended on August 31 and the Governor had until September 30 to sign or veto all legislation passed before September 1. Well, as the old saying goes, ‘watch out what you wish for, you might get it!’ And, we got it good. First in a negative to franchise owners, the Governor…

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Ban on Non-Compete Clause Takes Effect

It has certainly been a long time coming, but the ban on non-compete clauses in the Nation’s Capital finally became effective on October 1. Initially passed almost two years ago, the effective date of the law had been delayed several times while the business community worked with the DC City Council to iron out some…

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Tennessee Expands Mandatory E-Verify

Having amended its mandatory E-Verify law back in May when Governor Bill Lee signed HB 1853 into law, the state of Tennessee will require all private employers with at least 35 employees to use E-Verify and maintain E-Verify case results effective January 1, 2023. Currently, the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act, (TLEA) adopted in 2017 only…

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DC Employee Marijuana Protection

Just under one year from today, employers in the Nation’s Capital will be prohibited from disciplining or terminating employees for marijuana use or a positive marijuana test. In addition, employers will not be able to reject a job applicant as well because of a positive marijuana test. Thanks to the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act…

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NLRB & DOL Team Up on Enforcement

Late last week, the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that the two agencies had partnered with each other for purposes of enhancing their enforcement capabilities. In order to facilitate more cooperation – and “improve the enforcement process of the laws they administer and reaffirm[s]…

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New California Employment Landscape

A number of significant changes in California employment and related laws will take effect tomorrow that employers should be aware of. Earlier in the fall, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an array of bills into law – some of which have already become effective – that will have an impact on employers in the Golden State.…

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Northeast Regional Meeting

On Wednesday, June 23, DDIFO will sponsor our first in-person meeting since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020. The Northeast Regional Meeting will be held beginning at 11:30 AM at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. Register now for “Protect Yourself and Your Dunkin’ in the New Normal” and learn the details of…

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Northeast Regional In-Person Meeting

We are “all systems go!” and looking forward to getting back together with the franchisee at the June 23 Northeast Regional Meeting at the Framingham Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. Register now for “Protect Yourself and Your Dunkin’ in the New Normal” and learn the details of the new Emergency Paid Sick Leave requirements in…

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Chicago Wage Theft & Illinois Sick Leave

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has filed a set of ordinances with the City Council, that would dramatically change the landscape for businesses within the Windy City. The Mayor’s package, which she has dubbed the “Chi Biz Strong Initiative”, defines a business as guilty of wage theft if it fails to timely pay a covered employee…

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Within a Couple Hours of O’Hare?

Did you know the Secure Choice Savings Program is changing? Were you aware of the changes to the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act?  How about the Mayor’s Chi Biz Strong Initiative? If the answer to any of these questions is no, then you need to register for the Chicago Regional Meeting on June 16 at…

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