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SEC Issues $17 Million Whistleblower Award
The SEC specifically credited the "company insider" with allowing enforcement staff "to conserve time and resources in the investigation, and help[ing] staff to gather evidence supporting the [SEC's] charges."
United States
13 Jun 2016
California Court Dismisses FCRA Class Action Against LinkedIn
In recent years, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has become the focus of increasing litigation.
United States
15 May 2015
New Montana Law Protects Employee Social Media Accounts
Yesterday, Montana became the twentieth state to enact a law protecting employees from employer interference with personal social media accounts.
United States
27 Apr 2015
NJ Businesses And Lawmakers Continue Debate Over Municipal Sick Leave Laws
Controversy continues to stir over the growing number of municipal sick leave laws in the State of New Jersey.
United States
24 Apr 2015
New Jersey Senate Approves Additional Protections For The Unemployed
The law does not provide for a private right of action, and limits relief to a modest fine of $1,000 for the first violation, $5,000 for the second violation, and $10,000 for each subsequent violation.
United States
12 Nov 2014
EEOC Takes Aim At Employers With "Voluntary" Wellness Programs Tied To Health Benefit Costs
On Tuesday, the EEOC commenced its second lawsuit in as many months targeting certain employer wellness programs for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
United States
25 Oct 2014
Tennessee Enacts Trio Of Employment Laws
The first, a social media law, provides applicants and employees with social media protections similar to those in fifteen other states.
United States
23 Jun 2014
New Georgia Law Helps Protect Employers From Negligent Hiring And Retention Claims
On April 13, 2014, Georgia's governor signed SB 365 to, in part, protect employers that hire and retain employees with criminal convictions.
United States
23 Apr 2014
Sixth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Against EEOC In Credit Check Suit
In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp., No. 13-3408 (6th Cir. Apr. 9, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the award of summary judgment against the EEOC in its suit alleging that Kaplan's use of credit checks disparately impacted African-American applicants in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
United States
16 Apr 2014
Wisconsin Latest State To Provide Social Media Protections To Applicants And Employees
Governor Scott Walker signed Wisconsin Act 208 to prohibit employers from requiring prospective and current employees to disclose usernames and passwords.
United States
16 Apr 2014
New Mexico Law Requires Employers To Post Human Trafficking Poster
New Mexico's governor recently signed a law mandating that some employers conspicuously display in their facilities a poster on human trafficking.
United States
9 Apr 2014
Connecticut Moves Toward Highest Minimum Wage Of Any State In The Country
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a law that is poised to make Connecticut's minimum wage the highest of any state in the nation by 2017.
United States
4 Apr 2014
San Francisco Releases "Ban The Box" Notice For Posting And Distribution
San Francisco's new Fair Chance Ordinance restricts private employers and City contractors from considering certain criminal offenses in hiring decisions.
United States
31 Mar 2014
Philadelphia Issues New Pregnancy & Employment Rights Notice
Philadelphia recently amended its fair employment practices ordinance to expand protection for employees against discrimination based on pregnancy.
United States
31 Mar 2014
D.C. Expands Paid Sick Leave Law
Last week, an amendment to the District of Columbia Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 came into effect.
United States
17 Mar 2014
San Francisco "Bans The Box" For Private Employers And City Contractors
The Mayor of San Francisco recently signed an ordinance that prohibits private employers and city contractors and subcontractors (collectively "contractors") from asking job applicants about their criminal histories until after the first interview.
United States
25 Feb 2014
Philadelphia Latest To Protect Pregnancy, Require Reasonable Accommodation
Philadelphia recently amended the city's fair practices ordinance to expand the protections against discrimination for employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
United States
10 Feb 2014
New York City Pregnancy Accommodation Law Now In Effect
The most recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law takes effect January 30, 2014. It requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions unless doing so constitutes an "undue hardship."
United States
31 Jan 2014
California Further Restricts Employer Use of Prior Convictions in Hiring Decisions
On October 10, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown approved S.B. 530 to further limit public and private employers from inquiring into or otherwise considering certain types of criminal convictions.[1] The new law takes effect January 1, 2014.
United States
9 Nov 2013
New York City Issues New Pregnancy & Employment Rights Notice In English, Foreign Language Versions To Follow
Earlier this month, Proskauer issued a client alert on the latest amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, which expands the protections against discrimination for pregnant employees.
United States
2 Nov 2013
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