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New York Enacts Various New Employment Laws
The New York State Equal Pay Act (EPA) now will apply to all protected categories (including race, national origin, religion, etc.) rather than just gender, dramatically expanding the reach
United States
22 Aug 2019
Amendments To State Human Rights Law Will Impact New York Companies
Amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) lower the bar for employees and individual nonemployees pursuing discrimination and harassment claims.
United States
19 Aug 2019
New DIFC Insolvency And Employment Laws Enacted
On June 11 and 12, 2019, the Ruler of Dubai enacted new insolvency and employment laws in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).
United Arab Emirates
27 Jun 2019
New Mandatory Harassment Training Requirements Go Into Effect For NYC Firms
On April 1, 2019, the mandatory harassment training requirements of the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the "Act") went into effect.
United States
6 May 2019
Podcast: The #MeToo Movement In The Corporate World
In this episode, the second of three building on Akin Gump's annual Top 10 Topics for Directors report, partner Lauren Leyden discusses the #MeToo movement and its impact on the corporate world.
United States
29 Mar 2019
#NotMe: Sex, Reps And Remedies
In 2018, victims and their supporters decried sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
13 Feb 2019
Ninth Circuit Determines That Absence Of Federal Guidance Is No Bar To ADA Claims Challenging Websites And Mobile Apps
The 9th Circuit held that, because a website and mobile app were auxiliary services of a place of public accommodation, they were required to be ADA-compliant.
United States
30 Jan 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019: #MeToo Movement
More than ever before, boards are confronted with how to respond when allegations of sexual impropriety are made against C-suite or other senior executives.
United States
25 Jan 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019 – Plus Special Bonus On Midterm Elections
The corporate culture of a company starts at the top, with the board of directors, and directors should be attuned not only to the company's business ...
United States
15 Jan 2019
New York State Issues Draft Guidance On New Anti-Sexual Harassment Measures
On August 23, 2018, New York State issued FAQs and other draft guidance regarding the recently passed New York State anti-sexual harassment laws.
United States
7 Sep 2018
Connecticut Is Latest State To Ban Inquiries Regarding Applicants' Compensation History
Late last month, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed "An Act Concerning Pay Equity," prohibiting Connecticut-based employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary or compensation history.
United States
13 Jun 2018
Connecticut Is Latest State To Ban Inquiries Regarding Applicants' Compensation History
Connecticut has passed a law barring firms from asking job candidates about their compensation history.
United States
12 Jun 2018
9th Circuit Rules That Employers Cannot Rely On Applicant's Prior Salary To Justify Wage Disparities Under The Equal Pay Act
•The 9th Circuit has ruled that employers may not rely on prior salary, alone or in combination with other factors, to justify wage disparities under the Equal Pay Act.
United States
16 Apr 2018
Female Coaches Cite Pay Disparity In Case Alleging Title IX Violation
Three female coaches at two California community colleges allege that unequal pay violates Title IX.
United States
30 Jan 2018
New California Law Prohibits Inquiries Regarding Applicants' Salary History
On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that will prohibit all California employers from relying on or inquiring about an applicant's salary history in making hiring....
United States
19 Oct 2017
The Department Of Education Issues New Guidance For Title IX Proceedings
A new Dear Colleague Letter, issued on September 22, 2017 by the OCR withdraws the previous 2011 Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and the 2014 Q&A on Title IX and Sexual Violence.
United States
2 Oct 2017
OMB Freezes EEOC Pay Data Collection Rule
OMB has frozen the Obama-era employee pay data collection requirements that were set to take effect in March 2018.
United States
6 Sep 2017
NYC To Ban Inquiries Regarding Applicants' Compensation History
Yesterday, the New York City Council passed a bill prohibiting firms from inquiring about, or relying on, an applicant's salary history in connection with the recruiting or hiring process.
United States
7 Apr 2017
Final Rule On The Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order Revealed
Final Rule on the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Revealed.
United States
5 Sep 2016
Special Report: The NLRB's Complaint Against Bridgewater And What It Means For Investment Managers
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Bridgewater Associates, challenging contractual provisions of a type that are commonplace at hedge funds and private equity firms.
United States
24 Aug 2016
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