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Illinois's Newly Enacted ‘Workplace Transparency Act' Responds To The #MeToo Movement
Restricts non-disclosure and non-disparagement (unless made mutual) language in employment agreements, separation agreements, and settlement agreements;
United States
21 Aug 2019
Participants Who Roll Their Pension Benefits Into IRAs Do Not 'Receive' Them
Metropolitan Life lost a case in the 5th Circuit on July 18, 2017, that probably surprised MetLife and may surprise you.
United States
16 Aug 2017
Four Hot Mid-Year Topics In California Employment Law
As California sizzles under scorching temperatures, state and local governments have turned up the heat on employers.
United States
11 Aug 2017
Missouri Enacts New Employment Law Favoring Employers
On June 30, Governor Eric Greitens signed into law a new bill making notable changes to rights and remedies for claims under Missouri's discrimination law ("MHRA") and claims for whistleblower retaliation.
United States
19 Jul 2017
Six Years After Penn State, Has College Athletics Really Reformed Its Crisis Response?
In 2011, the world of higher education — and the entire nation — was rocked by the shocking revelation of the criminal actions of longtime Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
United States
3 Jul 2017
March 1 Is Just Around The Corner – Have You Installed Transgender Restroom Signs?
Pursuant to new California Health & Safety Code section 118600, beginning March 1, 2017, all single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment...
United States
15 Feb 2017
EEOC Issues Guidance On New Wellness Notice Mandated For 2017
Effective as of the first day of the plan year that began on January 1, 2017, or after, employers maintaining wellness programs that collect employee health information must satisfy a new notice requirement.
United States
17 Jan 2017
Are You Ready For Section 1557's Notice Requirements?
This is a reminder that beginning October 16, 2016, Covered Entities (as defined below) are required to comply with certain notice requirements under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
United States
21 Oct 2016
California Expands Pay Equity, Limits Pay Stub Requirements
Employers with employees or facilities in California should take note of several recent employment laws signed by California Governor Jerry Brown in recent months.
United States
17 Oct 2016
ED Issues Proposed Rules For Higher Ed Distance Learning Programs
On May 13, the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Justice issued a joint Dear Colleague letter concerning civil rights protections.
United States
15 Sep 2016
A Look At The Legal Issues In The Transgender Bathrooms Debate
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled that it may take up the question of whether and to what extent educational institutions are required to permit transgender individuals to use the bathroom...
United States
11 Aug 2016
Post That Policy: California FEHA Amended Regs Take Effect April 1, 2016
On April 1, 2016, amended regulations under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act will take effect.
United States
31 Mar 2016
EEOC Wants Employer Payroll Data To Discover Pay Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has proposed revisions to the annual Employer Information Report (EEO-1) which would require employers to provide additional pay data.
United States
3 Feb 2016
California Employers: Are You Ready For 2016?
The California Legislature has been busy throughout 2015 enacting new laws as holiday "gifts" for California employers. Here are 5 things to look out for in 2016.
United States
29 Dec 2015
Employers And Medical Marijuana: Are California's Anti-Drug Policies Up In Smoke?
What's an employer to do when faced with employees using marijuana in or out of the workplace?
United States
4 Nov 2015
Impact Of The Same-Sex Marriage Decision On Employee Benefit Plans
In Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court held that states may not deny same-sex couples the right to marry, finding that doing so violates the Fourteenth Amendment.
United States
11 Aug 2015
Caitlyn On Campus: Title IX And The Transgender Community
Federal policy impacting the treatment of transgender individuals on campus first began to take shape in 2012.
United States
3 Aug 2015
EEOC Decision: Title VII Protects Employees' Sexual Orientation
On July 18, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided that Title VII's prohibition on sex discrimination extends to discrimination based on an individual's sexual orientation.
United States
24 Jul 2015
Two Key Legislative Developments Impact Wellness Plans, Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plans
Employer-sponsored "wellness programs" have been a growing trend for years.
United States
8 Jun 2015
EEOC Issues Proposed Wellness Program Regulations Under ADA
A wellness program is a program reasonably designed to promote health or prevent disease.
United States
24 Apr 2015
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