IL GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 75

ILLINOIS Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs SB 75, an omnibus bill that, among several things, extends legal sexual harassment protections to contract workers, limits the use of contract provisions designed to prevent workers from reporting sexual harassment, and bars employers from disclosing the name of a victim of an act of alleged sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination in any disclosures. The new regulations go into effect on Jan. 1 2020 (CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS).

NY GOVERNOR SIGNS AB 8421

NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signs AB 8421, a wide-ranging measure that makes several changes to the Empire State’s workplace harassment laws, including the elimination of the “severe or pervasive” standard for behavior, banning non-disclosure agreements, expanding protections for domestic workers and independent contractors, prohibiting forced arbitration of discrimination claims, and authorizing punitive damages for employment discrimination actions (NEW YORK GOVERNOR’S OFFICE).

OR GOVERNOR SIGNS SB 1019

OREGON Gov. Kate Brown (D) signs SB 1019, which mandates that by 2024 commercial farms with 3,000 or more chickens give their birds room to move around and stretch their wings and that all eggs produced or sold in the state must come from cage-free hens (PORTLAND OREGONIAN).