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Nondisparagement Clauses Post-#MeToo
As a result of the #MeToo movement, several states moved to quash the use of nondisclosure agreements in cases where sexual harassment was alleged.
United States
19 Aug 2019
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House Passes Broad LGBTQ Rights Legislation Ahead Of Supreme Court LGBTQ Decision
As we have previously discussed, there is a circuit split as to whether Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
United States
19 Aug 2019
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The Supreme Court Limits Employers' Defenses In Discrimination Cases
On June 3, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the requirement for complainants to file Title VII claims with the EEOC or the state equivalent prior to filing suit was not jurisdictional,
United States
16 Aug 2019
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NYC Finally Issues Model Sexual Haassment Training
As discussed in our previous New York Quarterly Newsletters, employers in New York City who have 15 or more employees
United States
16 Aug 2019
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NY Law Doesn't Prevent Arbitration Of Sexual Harassment Claims
Recent New York legislation in reaction to the #MeToo movement has sought to limit or foreclose arbitration of employment-related disputes
United States
16 Aug 2019
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DOL Proposes New Definition Of Joint Employer
As we previously reported in our Employment Law Spotlight Blog, on April 1, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. DOL proposed a new, four-part test for determining "joint employment" under the FLSA.
United States
16 Aug 2019
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New York State Expected To Vastly Overhaul Harassment/Discrimination Laws Again
Late on June 19, New York lawmakers passed a bill that makes wide-sweeping changes to New York State discrimination and harassment law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he will sign the bill...
United States
28 Jun 2019
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Panic Buttons For New Jersey Hotel Housekeepers
On June 11, Gov. Phil Murphy, D-N.J., signed into law legislation that will require hotels that have 100 or more guest rooms to provide their housekeepers and room service employees with panic
United States
24 Jun 2019
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Title VII's Charge Requirement Isn't Jurisdictional, But It Can Still Be Fatal
Some cases look a lot more important at first glance than what they turn out to be. Case in point, today's decision in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, Case No. 18-525 (U.S. Sup. Ct. June 3, 2019).
United States
18 Jun 2019
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Bank Settles $5 Million Parental Leave Discrimination Lawsuit
In a follow-up to our August 2018 blog post regarding a $1.1 million class settlement of the EEOC first parental leave lawsuit against a large cosmetics company, a large financial institution has just agreed to pay...
United States
18 Jun 2019
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NYC Releases Anti-Harassment Training Video
As discussed in our New York Quarterly Newsletters, employers in New York City who have 15 or more employees (inclusive of independent contractors) are required to provide anti-sexual harassment training...
United States
2 May 2019
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NYC Employers Should Care About Hair
In February 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued legal enforcement guidance on racial discrimination on the basis of hair ...
United States
11 Apr 2019
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NJ Acts On #MeToo, But Broadens To All Discrimination And Harassment
In response to #MeToo, New Jersey legislators introduced a bill that would preclude non-disclosure agreements in settlement agreements, but New Jersey took the ban even further than most states
Jersey
11 Apr 2019
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NYC Guidance For Discrimination Based On Hair And Hairstyles
Last week, the NYC Commission on Human Rights issued legal enforcement guidance on racial discrimination on the basis of hair under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL).
United States
5 Mar 2019
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New York State (Finally) Passes Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
Last week, following 16 years of discussion and debate, the New York state legislature finally passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act.
United States
28 Jan 2019
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District Court Decertifies Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Suit Against Trucking Company
Most employment class actions today are wage and hour matters, but class actions for alleged discrimination are still brought and can present their own unique challenges for both plaintiffs and the defense.
United States
25 Jan 2019
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A Reminder: Addiction Can Be A Disability
A recent case in Michigan federal court is heading to a jury trial after an employer lost a summary judgment motion aimed at dismissing a former employee's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
United States
17 Jan 2019
18
SCOTUS Postpones Its Decision On LGBT Employee Rights
Although the Supreme Court was set on November 30 and December 7 to determine whether to hear three different cases related to whether Title VII's prohibition of discrimination...
United States
17 Jan 2019
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Pregnancy Bias Suits On The Rise
Employers are likely well aware that pregnancy discrimination is prohibited by federal law (and, in most places, including New York, state and local law).
United States
17 Jan 2019
20
Update On #MeToo – Social Pressures On U.S Businesses In Response To #MeToo
Earlier this year, we saw the #MeToo movement spur action by Congress and state governments to enact legislation enhancing protection for victims of sexual harassment.
United States
17 Jan 2019
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