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New Sexual Harassment Laws For New York Now In Effect
With the continued rise of the #MeToo movement, New York has taken the reigns as one of the leaders in combating sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
17 Oct 2018
Falling Unemployment Rates For Disabled Adults May Signal More Labor Market Growth
On September 7, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the most recent employment numbers for the United States
United States
1 Oct 2018
Signs Signs, Everywhere A Sign: States Require Updated Employment Law Postings
Employers are well aware of the requirement to post various notices from the EEOC, DOL, and other acronym-bearing state and federal agencies.
United States
28 Aug 2018
St. Louis County Enacts "Ban-The-Box" Law For Government Positions
On June 11, St. Louis County officials signed an executive order, effective immediately, that would "ban the box" and ensure that St. Louis County will no longer ask job applicants for criminal histories in their initial employment applications. Other jurisdictions in Missouri with ban-the-box laws include Jackson County, Columbia, and Kansas City.
United States
19 Jun 2018
Recent Developments In Pay Equity: Real Reactions, Not Just Headlines
Pay equity is a hot topic – and not just in employment and HR circles.
United States
30 May 2018
Kansas Governor Signs Order Enacting "Ban The Box" Law For State Positions
On May 2, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed a "ban the box" order applicable to state government positions but not private businesses or state contractors.
United States
15 May 2018
Wilmington, NC Approves "Ban The Box" Law For City Employees
On May 1, the city council of Wilmington, North Carolina unanimously approved a new "ban the box" ordinance for city employees.
United States
15 May 2018
Salary History Ban Struck Down As Unconstitutional Violation Of First Amendment
In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that Philadelphia's ban on questioning job applicants about their salary history violates...
United States
11 May 2018
Background Screening Company Defeats FCRA Claim With Standing And Effective Procedures Defenses
A district court in Ohio dismissed a plaintiff's claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., because he could not show ...
United States
1 May 2018
Ohio Court Throws Out FCRA Case Based On Initial Grade
A plaintiff's putative class action suit in the Southern District of Ohio under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., has been thrown out because she could not show...
United States
27 Apr 2018
San Francisco Expands Scope Of Existing "Ban The Box" Law
On April 3, both the City and County of San Francisco amended the Fair Chance Ordinance ("FCO") – their existing ban-the-box law – to align it with the new, corollary California law...
United States
16 Apr 2018
Who Are You?: The Legal Implications Of Employee Personality Testing
Many employers require employees and applicants to take personality testing (think Meyers-Briggs).
United States
13 Apr 2018
Washington Governor Signs New "Ban-The-Box" Law
On March 13, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed bill HB 1298, the Washington Fair Chance Act ("WFCA").
United States
28 Mar 2018
Former Employees Hit Naples Hotel Group With FCRA Class Action Over Background Checks
On March 20, Naples Hotel Group LLC removed a putative Fair Credit Reporting Act class action to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
United States
28 Mar 2018
Managing Sexual Harassment Risks: Top 10 Mistakes Employers Are Making In The #Metoo Era
Since October 2017, the #MeToo movement has been encouraging individuals to speak up if they have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment – especially in the workplace.
United States
8 Mar 2018
Washington House Of Representatives Approves "Ban The Box" Law
On February 7, the Washington State House of Representatives approved a bill that would "ban the box" and prohibit requests about past criminal history in initial employment applications.
United States
20 Feb 2018
Kansas City, MO Passes "Ban The Box" Ordinance
On February 1, the city council of Kansas City, Missouri passed a "ban the box" ordinance which prohibits nearly all Kansas City employers ...
United States
20 Feb 2018
Former Yacht Stewardess Awarded $70.6M In Sexual Assault Verdict
A Florida jury awarded $70.6 million to Samantha Baca, a former stewardess on the Endless Summer yacht in connection with a claim that the boat's owner failed to protect her from being sexually assaulted by a co-worker in February 2015.
United States
6 Feb 2018
5 Employment Law Predictions For 2018 – Part II
Part I of this post offered predictions related to DOL Opinion Letters and a likely rule increasing the minimum exempt salary level under the FLSA.
United States
25 Jan 2018
Virginia Senate Passes Ban-The-Box Bill For Employment
On January 19, 2018, the Virginia Senate voted 23 to 16 to "ban the box" on state employment applications.
United States
24 Jan 2018
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