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Supreme Court Rules That Employers Who Do Not Timely Assert Failure To Exhaust Administrative Remedies In Employment Discrimination Cases Risk Waiving The Defense
In a unanimous decision issued on June 3, 2019, in Fort Bend County v. Davis, the Supreme Court of the United States held that an employment discrimination plaintiff's failure to exhaust administrative
United States
7 Jun 2019
New Jersey Appellate Division Finds Employee Stated Viable Claim Against Employer For Failure To Accommodate Off-Duty Use Of Medicinal Marijuana
In a recent decision approved for publication on March 27, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division addressed an issue of first impression: whether an employee can state a claim
United States
15 May 2019
Federal Court Reinstates EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirement
On March 4, 2019, a federal court in Washington, D.C., ordered the Trump administration to reinstate an Obama-era rule that had been placed on hold.
United States
22 Mar 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 Jersey May Enact New Restrictions On Confidentiality Provisions In Agreements With Employees In Wake Of #MeToo Movement
On January 31, 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed Senate Bill 121, which places significant restrictions on the ability of employers to keep confidential details of claims of discrimination,
6 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 California Laws In The Context Of #MeToo
On January 1, 2019, several new laws that were enacted in the wake of the #MeToo Movement will take effect in California.
United States
10 Dec 2018
"Cooperative Dialogues" In New York City In Effect Now!
I am pleased to share my latest post to The SHRM Blog.
United States
22 Oct 2018
New California Laws Enacted In Wake Of #MeToo
On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a slate of legislation borne out of the #MeToo movement.
United States
19 Oct 2018
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
New Delaware Law Broadens Protections For Workers Against Sexual Harassment
On August 29, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law House Bill 360, which significantly broadens protections for Delaware workers against sexual harassment.
United States
5 Sep 2018
Supreme Court's Same-Sex Wedding Cake Decision Avoids Constitutional Issues, Focuses On State Commission's 'Hostile' Conduct
On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court held in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission that the Commission's disposition of a case involving a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake ...
United States
11 Jun 2018
Maryland Says '#MeToo' With New Employer Requirements Related To Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
On May 15, 2018, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law the Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, which prohibits contractual waivers of sexual harassment claims ...
United States
5 Jun 2018
Some, But Not All, Of Philadelphia's Wage Equity Ordinance Declared Unconstitutional
On April 30, 2018, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that the portion of the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance ...
United States
14 May 2018
Pay Equity Protection In New Jersey, Then And Now: A Call For Prompt Action By New Jersey Employers
On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) ...
United States
14 May 2018
A Call To Action: Employers In New York Should Act Swiftly To Comply With Sweeping Legislative Changes Regarding Sexual Harassment
On April 12, 2018, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2019, which included a number of key initiatives aimed at providing greater protection against sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
30 Apr 2018
EEOC May Get Cozier With Conciliation Under Gustafson
I appreciate contributing to the below article posted to Bloomberg Law written by Jacquie Lee and Jay-Anne B. Casuga.
United States
17 Apr 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
Reminder For Massachusetts Employers: On April 1, 2018, The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Scheduled For Delivery And Won't Be Late
Generally, employers may not treat employees or job applicants less favorably than other employees based on pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions and have an obligation to accommodate pregnant workers.
United States
27 Mar 2018
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