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California Court Dismisses FCRA Class Action Against LinkedIn
In recent years, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has become the focus of increasing litigation.
United States
15 May 2015
New Montana Law Protects Employee Social Media Accounts
Yesterday, Montana became the twentieth state to enact a law protecting employees from employer interference with personal social media accounts.
United States
27 Apr 2015
NJ Businesses And Lawmakers Continue Debate Over Municipal Sick Leave Laws
Controversy continues to stir over the growing number of municipal sick leave laws in the State of New Jersey.
United States
24 Apr 2015
Tennessee Enacts Trio Of Employment Laws
The first, a social media law, provides applicants and employees with social media protections similar to those in fifteen other states.
United States
23 Jun 2014
New Georgia Law Helps Protect Employers From Negligent Hiring And Retention Claims
On April 13, 2014, Georgia's governor signed SB 365 to, in part, protect employers that hire and retain employees with criminal convictions.
United States
23 Apr 2014
Sixth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Against EEOC In Credit Check Suit
In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") v. Kaplan Higher Education Corp., No. 13-3408 (6th Cir. Apr. 9, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the award of summary judgment against the EEOC in its suit alleging that Kaplan's use of credit checks disparately impacted African-American applicants in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
United States
16 Apr 2014
Wisconsin Latest State To Provide Social Media Protections To Applicants And Employees
Governor Scott Walker signed Wisconsin Act 208 to prohibit employers from requiring prospective and current employees to disclose usernames and passwords.
United States
16 Apr 2014
New Mexico Law Requires Employers To Post Human Trafficking Poster
New Mexico's governor recently signed a law mandating that some employers conspicuously display in their facilities a poster on human trafficking.
United States
9 Apr 2014
San Francisco Releases "Ban The Box" Notice For Posting And Distribution
San Francisco's new Fair Chance Ordinance restricts private employers and City contractors from considering certain criminal offenses in hiring decisions.
United States
31 Mar 2014
Philadelphia Issues New Pregnancy & Employment Rights Notice
Philadelphia recently amended its fair employment practices ordinance to expand protection for employees against discrimination based on pregnancy.
United States
31 Mar 2014
D.C. Expands Paid Sick Leave Law
Last week, an amendment to the District of Columbia Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 came into effect.
United States
17 Mar 2014
San Francisco "Bans The Box" For Private Employers And City Contractors
The Mayor of San Francisco recently signed an ordinance that prohibits private employers and city contractors and subcontractors (collectively "contractors") from asking job applicants about their criminal histories until after the first interview.
United States
25 Feb 2014
Philadelphia Latest To Protect Pregnancy, Require Reasonable Accommodation
Philadelphia recently amended the city's fair practices ordinance to expand the protections against discrimination for employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
United States
10 Feb 2014
New York City Pregnancy Accommodation Law Now In Effect
The most recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law takes effect January 30, 2014. It requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions unless doing so constitutes an "undue hardship."
United States
31 Jan 2014
California Further Restricts Employer Use of Prior Convictions in Hiring Decisions
On October 10, 2013, Governor Jerry Brown approved S.B. 530 to further limit public and private employers from inquiring into or otherwise considering certain types of criminal convictions.[1] The new law takes effect January 1, 2014.
United States
9 Nov 2013
New York City Issues New Pregnancy & Employment Rights Notice In English, Foreign Language Versions To Follow
Earlier this month, Proskauer issued a client alert on the latest amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law, which expands the protections against discrimination for pregnant employees.
United States
2 Nov 2013
New York City Expressly Requires Reasonable Accommodation Of Pregnant Employees, Adds Notice Obligations
On October 2, 2013, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Int. No. 974-2012A to amend the New York City Human Rights Law by expanding protections against discrimination for pregnant employees.
United States
7 Oct 2013
New Jersey's "More Properly Balanced" Social Media Law Signed By Governor Christie
On March 21, 2013, New Jersey's state legislature passed A2878 to prohibit employers from requiring or requesting that prospective and current employees disclose their user names and passwords to their personal social media accounts.
United States
2 Sep 2013
Illinois Amends Social Media Law Enacted Just Last Year
On August 1, 2012, Illinois became only the second state (after Maryland) to restrict employer access to an applicant's or employee's social media account.
United States
20 Aug 2013
New Jersey's New Law Requires Unpaid Leave For Victims Of Domestic Or Sexual Violence
On July 17, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed S-2177 – the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act ("NJ SAFE Act") – to require that employers provide unpaid leave to employees affected by domestic or sexual violence. New Jersey joins several states with similar laws, while other states and the U.S. Congress have proposed comparable legislation. New Jersey's new law takes effect on October 1, 2013. This alert discusses its coverage, requirements, and remedies.
United States
25 Jul 2013
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