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New York State Law Now Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity and Gender Expression

The laws of New York state have protected workers from discrimination in employment on the basis of gender identity and gender expression since 2016, thanks to regulations issued by the state’s Division of Human Rights (DHR). New York City’s antidiscrimination … Continue reading

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New Law Prohibits Employees of Agencies Providing Residential Services from Serving as Guardians for Disabled Adults in Illinois

In this Learn About Law article, we discuss HB 4686, a new law that came into effect this year that bans the appointment of guardians who are employees of agencies that provide residential services. Read more detail on Recent Estate … Continue reading

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New Jersey Law Prohibits Prospective Waivers and Secret Discrimination, Retaliation, or Harassment Settlements

On March 18, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to prohibit contractual provisions that result in the wavier of a right or remedy provided under the LAD or prevent … Continue reading

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LEED Prerequisite Now Prohibits Smoking Cannabis

The U.S. Green Building Council issued a LEED Interpretation in 2018 ruling, “smoking of cannabis is considered a form of smoking for the purposes of both the interior and exterior smoking provisions of the LEED Prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control.” … Continue reading

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Illinois Law Prohibits Discretionary Clauses in Insurance Contracts

If you’ve had a legitimate insurance claim denied in Illinois — whether a health insurance claim or a disability insurance claim — then you may find that the insurer justifies their denial on the basis of a discretionary clause written … Continue reading

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