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Client Alert: New Employment Laws in 2019 and 2020 Increase Employer Obligations

2019 was an active legislative year and resulted in a number of new employment laws in this state, and the first half of 2020 has brought even more changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new laws cover topics such as employee shift scheduling, salary requirements for exempt employee status, and sexual harassment prevention. Others touch on the legalization of cannabis and its effect on employers’ drug-testing policies. These laws impose a number of new obligations on employers in this state and employers must be aware of the recent and upcoming changes, some of which take effect July 1, 2020 and others which require employers take affirmative action by the end of 2020. 

This Client Alert, written by by Erin McAdams Franzblau, Jennifer M. Huelskamp and Meghan E. Tepas, details what employers need to know about these laws.

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