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Navigating Requests For The Accommodation Of Uncommon Religious Practices
Employers are generally aware of their obligation to accommodate the needs of employees who participate in "mainstream" religions.
United States
10 Apr 2019
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New York Enacts Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
The new law, known as the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, goes into effect on February 24, 2019.
United States
8 Feb 2019
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The Weighty Matter Of Obesity In The Workplace
Employers are well aware that discrimination based on such classifications as race, gender and national origin is unlawful.
United States
7 Jan 2019
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Employment And Labor Quarterly Update - September 2018
As previously reported, both New York State and New York City recently enacted laws requiring employers to step up their efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
28 Sep 2018
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New Jersey Enacts Statewide Earned Sick Leave Law
Under the new law, New Jersey employees will accrue one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
United States
3 May 2018
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We're Pregnant: New State Law Protections For Pregnant Employees
Several states across the country (including most recently Connecticut and Massachusetts) have enacted legislation that provides additional protections to pregnant employees.
United States
5 Apr 2018
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Revised EEO-1 Reporting Requirements Stayed Indefinitely
On August 29, the OIRA, which sits within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), issued a memorandum staying indefinitely the expanded reporting requirements of the new EEO-1 form.
United States
1 Sep 2017
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Paid Suspension Not Adverse Employment Action Under Title VII
In a recently issued opinion, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that an employee's suspension with pay typically does not constitute an "adverse employment action"...
United States
24 Aug 2015
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Background Checks – A Primer For Employers
When employers use background checks acquired through a third party company in the business of compiling background information (referred to as a "consumer reporting agency")...
United States
29 Jul 2015
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SCOTUS: Employers Do Not Have To "Know" Of Applicant's Need For Religious Accommodation To Be Liable For Failure To Accommodate
Samantha Elauf applied for a position with Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. (Abercrombie), a retail clothing company well known for its signature "preppy" style.
United States
8 Jun 2015
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SCOTUS: Employers Do Not Have To "Know" Of Applicant's Need For Religious Accommodation To Be Liable For Failure To Accommodate
The U.S. Supreme Court has made clear in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., that an employer must not only accommodate an applicant's religious belief or practice, but also ask whether a suspected conflict between a work rule and religion in fact exists if the applicant does not raise the issue.
United States
5 Jun 2015
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New Jersey Supreme Court To Decide Whether Employers Can Shorten Limitations Period
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in a case in which the Appellate Division ruled that language in an employment application that shortened the statute of limitations created an enforceable contract.
United States
11 Dec 2014
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EEOC Annual Report Shows Increasing Focus On Systematic Discrimination
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its Fiscal Year 2014 Performance and Accountability Report, detailing the Agency’s accomplishments during the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2014.
United States
5 Dec 2014
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Gov. Christie Signs 'Ban the Box' Bill Into Law in New Jersey
On August 11, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law the Opportunity to Compete Act, which will prevent employers from asking job applicants about their criminal records until after the first job interview.
United States
13 Aug 2014
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New Jersey Appellate Division Enforces Contract Shortening Time To File Employment Claim
The New Jersey Appellate Division relied on language in an employment application that shortened the statute of limitations for certain claims available to the employee.
United States
24 Jun 2014
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Sixth Circuit Shuts Down EEOC’s Credit Check Lawsuit
The Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the EEOC alleging that Kaplan’s use of credit reports disparately impacted African Americans.
United States
16 Apr 2014
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EEOC Issues New Guidance On Religious Garb And Grooming In The Workplace
On March 6, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released additional guidance on religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), with a special focus on issues of religious garb and grooming in the workplace.
United States
12 Mar 2014
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U.S. Supreme Court Establishes Standard for Title VII Retaliation Claims
On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII retaliation claims require employees to demonstrate an employer would not have taken an adverse employment action against them "but for" unlawful retaliation, rather than the lesser "mixed-motive" standard. In University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the employee, a medical doctor and faculty member at the university hospital, complained about alleged harassment based on his race and national origin. The employee later res
United States
10 Jul 2013
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U.S. Supreme Court Defines "Supervisor" Under Title VII
On June 24, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided an important Title VII case that clarifies the definition of the term "supervisor" for purposes of liability analysis.
United States
8 Jul 2013
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EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On Employer Use Of Arrest And Conviction Records
On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") voted 4-1 to approve an updated Enforcement Guidance titled "Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964."
United States
4 May 2012
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