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#Metoo Round 2 - Sweeping Legislation To Transform New York Employment Landscape Yet Again
On June 19 and 20, 2019, New York legislators passed a package of bills, including bills designed to strengthen discrimination and sexual harassment protections in the workplace, to prohibit wage differentials based on...
United States
5 Jul 2019
New York City At The Cutting Edge Of Individual Rights: Race Discrimination Based On Hair Is Illegal
On February 18, 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement guidance clarifying that "grooming or appearance policies that ban, limit, or otherwise restrict natural hairstyles or hairstyles associated with Black people.
United States
12 Mar 2019
New York Legislature Passes Bills Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination And Conversion Therapy
On January 15, 2019, the New York State Senate passed two historic bills that strengthen protections for transgender people.
United States
30 Jan 2019
New Bill Seeks To Prohibit All New York Employers From Inquiring Into Applicant Salary History
On January 11, 2019, a bill proposing a statewide salary history inquiry ban, applicable to private and public employers, was introduced in the New York State Assembly.
United States
25 Jan 2019
New York State Releases Sexual Harassment Guidance Mere Days Before Compliance Deadlines
On October 1, 2018, the NYSDOL and the NYSDHR released finalized guidance documents regarding the workplace sexual harassment protections enacted as part of the New York state budget bill on April 12, 2018.
United States
4 Oct 2018
The Ninth Circuit Gives Support To Equal Pay Day
On April 9, 2018, on the eve of Equal Pay Day, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit answered what Judge Stephen Reinhardt posed as a simple question:
United States
16 Apr 2018
Sexual Harassment Claims And Boards Of Directors
Allegations of sexual harassment are clearly increasing, and impacts of allegations are swift. Organizations and brands can see their long-established reputations altered overnight. Customers or donors can quickly turn elsewhere. Internal culture, external communities and the bottom line all can suffer irreparably.
United States
27 Dec 2017
California Now Among States Banning Salary History Inquiries
On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill No. 168, adding California to the growing list of jurisdictions that restrict inquiries into an applicant's salary history.
United States
20 Oct 2017
Is Your Business Ready For The New York State Paid Family Leave Law?
As a result of some carriers withdrawing from the market, some employers may be forced to find new carriers for coverage within a short period of time.
United States
4 Oct 2017
Delaware Enacts Pay History Ban
Delaware is not the first state to pass a salary history ban law, but it is set to become the first state to enact such changes into law.
United States
10 Jul 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Recognizes Ministerial Exception And Bars Employment Discrimination Claims By Employees Engaged In Ministerial Functions
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on January 11, 2012, that ministers and other employees of religious organizations who perform "ministerial" duties cannot sue their employers for employment discrimination.
United States
19 Jan 2012
New York City's Recently Enacted "Workplace Religious Freedom Act" Expands Employers' Obligations To Accommodate Employees' And Applicants' Religious Practices Under NYC Human Rights Law
On August 31, 2011, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed into law Local Law Int. No. 632, known as "The Workplace Religious Freedom Act," that is likely to make it more challenging for New York City employers to decline to accommodate their employees' and applicants' religious practices.
United States
28 Oct 2011
Discrimination Suit Of Government Contractor's Employee Can Proceed, Despite Denial Of Security Clearance
The Ninth Circuit recently allowed a federal government contractor's employee to proceed with a discrimination lawsuit after he was denied a security clearance and then fired.
United States
19 Apr 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Broadens Employer Liability by Upholding "Cat's Paw" Theory in Employment Discrimination Case
In "Staub v. Proctor Hospital", the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the "cat's paw" theory, deciding that an employer can be held liable for the discriminatory bias of an employee who influenced the employment decision, even if that employee did not make the ultimate decision.
United States
20 Mar 2011
Supreme Court Broadens Scope of Title VII Anti-Retaliation Provision to Include Employees with Close Relationships to Employee Engaging in Protected Activity
On January 24, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an 8–0 decision in "Thompson v. North Am. Stainless, LP", holding that a male employee who claimed he was fired because his fiancée filed a sex discrimination charge against their mutual employer may pursue a retaliation claim against his employer under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (Title VII).
United States
22 Feb 2011
EEOC Issues Final Regulations Regarding Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
On November 9, 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") published its final regulations for Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ("GINA").
United States
30 Nov 2010
An Eye On Workplace Harassment Liability In NYC
In recent months, a federal district court judge and a New York state court appellate judge have held that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) should be more liberally construed than its federal and state counterparts, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New York State Human Rights Law.
United States
10 Jun 2009
Employers Must Act Promptly To Comply With The Revised Family And Medical Leave Act Regulations
For the first time since the enactment of the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") in the early 1990s, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") has published revised FMLA regulations, making significant changes to the rules that govern FMLA leave.
United States
15 Dec 2008
The Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Require Employers To Promptly Review Policies And Procedures To Ensure Compliance With Employee-Favorable Revisions
On September 25, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law legislation that substantially broadens the scope of disabilities covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
United States
4 Nov 2008
Important New Employment Legislation Prohibits Discrimination Based on Genetic Information Federally and Provides for Paid Family Leave In New Jersey
On May 1, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that will outlaw genetic discrimination in the workplace.
United States
27 May 2008
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