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The Resistance Comes To WorkMom's Home Cookin' prides itself on the strong relationship it has built with its employees over more than 25 years in business. The bustling restaurant has grown...
Littler Mendelson
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing to discuss the direction of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
New York City recently enacted a law prohibiting employers from asking about a job applicant's salary history during all stages of the employment hiring process. The
Cullen & Dykman
A University of Virginia ("UVA") administrator, Betsy Ackerson, recently filed a lawsuit in a Virginia federal court against the UVA Board of Visitors, claiming that the university knowingly paid her less than her male counterparts.
Barnes & Thornburg
Most employers have had to respond to a discrimination charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or a corresponding state agency.
On May 4, 2017, the President signed the Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Liberty (the "EO").
Foley Hoag LLP
Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. The new law will go into effect on October 31, 2017.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Seventh Circuit affirmed a summary judgment decision in favor of the employer on the plaintiff's race discrimination and civil conspiracy claims where the employer did not hire...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Automation is redefining the workplace. While some may fear that automation will displace workers, automation can enhance a company's workforce and improve productivity.
Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
When a typical business evaluates whether its facilities are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), it usually considers whether it has provided appropriate physical...
Pryor Cashman LLP
On May 4, 2017, New York City enacted a new law, set to take effect on October 31, 2017, which prohibits employers with four or more employees from asking about a job applicant's current...
Ford & Harrison LLP
In less than a year, Fox News has lost its founder and one of its most well-known anchors due to widespread sexual harassment allegations. Fox News recently reported that 20th Century Fox paid...
Duane Morris LLP
It is Asian American Heritage Month. As we celebrate the many contributions of Asian Americans, let's also bury the "model minority myth."
Fisher Phillips LLP
In recent years, there has been an alarming rise in student-on-student sexual violence on college campuses across the nation.
Following the Supreme Court decision that same sex marriages are legal, there has been a movement to further expand rights and protections against sexual orientation bias.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On May 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House, by unanimous vote (150-to-0), passed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
New York City has expanded the subjects that are off-limits to employers during the hiring process.
The McLane Law Firm
Earlier this week, Massachusetts House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act...
Womble Carlyle
Gender inclusivity in the workplace is increasingly a top-of-mind issue for all employers. Companies that cast a wider net for talent, leadership and ideas stand to gain the advantage in a competitive marketplace.
Tarter Krinsky & Drogan LLP
On April 4, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (covering Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin) became the first federal appellate court to recognize sexual orientation as being protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace...
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New presidents are often judged based on their accomplishments in their first 100 days in office. President Trump is no exception to that rule.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has maintained in its Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation that "persons requesting religious accommodation under Title VII are protected against retaliation..."
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On May 10, 2017, the Massachusetts House, by unanimous vote (150-to-0), passed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Ruth Featherstone alleged that her former employer (SCPMG) discriminated against her based on a "temporary disability" that was caused by an adverse drug reaction, which resulted in an "altered mental state."
Proskauer Rose LLP
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law a bill that will make it unlawful for private employers to inquire into or rely upon job applicants' wage history during the hiring process, with limited exception. The law will take effect on October 31, 2017.
What can employers do to minimize liability for workplace harassment claims?
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Employment applications—almost every employer in the country uses them. They can seem innocuous, but they contain a number of minefields of which employers should be aware.
Day Pitney LLP
On May 4, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill banning employers from asking a job applicant about her salary history or relying on salary history to determine...
Fisher Phillips LLP
President Trump signed an executive order on religious liberty yesterday to commemorate the National Day of Prayer.
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