LAWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dec. 7: New legislation (Bill 116) provides 10 days of unpaid leave to employees to get help, relocate or pursue legal remedies after being victimized by “interpersonal violence.” Employees must have at least 13 weeks of service and, if the employer requests, provide evidence of the services they’re getting during leave. The law also requires employers to keep personal information about the leave confidential.
Dec.: A proposed bill would allow victims of “revenge porn,” i.e., publication of their intimate images without consent, to sue the person who published the material for damages. Workers victimized by co-workers would be among those protected by the new law.