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Update On Elephant Habeas Corpus Case
It was reported yesterday that one of the animals, Beulah, had passed away at the age of 54.
United States
24 Sep 2019
#Metoo Round 2 - Sweeping Legislation To Transform New York Employment Landscape Yet Again
On June 19 and 20, 2019, New York legislators passed a package of bills, including bills designed to strengthen discrimination and sexual harassment protections in the workplace, to prohibit wage differentials based on...
United States
5 Jul 2019
Pumping Up Protections: New York City Employers Must Comply With Strict New Lactation Room Laws
On November 17, 2018, the New York City Council amended the New York City Human Rights Law with Local Laws 185 and 186, which mandate that New York City employers meet certain lactation room standards and...
United States
11 Feb 2019
"Cooperative Dialogues" In New York City In Effect Now!
I am pleased to share my latest post to The SHRM Blog.
United States
22 Oct 2018
New Regulations Curb Dealings With Human Rights Abusers
OFAC published in the Federal Register of June 29, 2018, additional regulations (31 CFR Part 583) to implement the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and Executive Order 13818 of December 20, 2017, ...
United States
5 Jul 2018
Why Holocaust Remembrance Day Matters: 2018
The United States Congress created the Days of Remembrance as our nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is today, Thursday April 12, 2018.
United States
16 Apr 2018
Human Rights In The Digital Age
Should you have human rights specific to the new digital age? The answer is a clear YES, according to Gerd Leonhard, the author of the new book titled "Technology vs. Humanity."
United States
6 Apr 2017
Web Accessibility: What E-Retailers Need To Know
A few years ago, many banks found themselves to be the targets of class action lawyers for alleged failure to comply with ADA standards regarding access to ATMs.
United States
15 Apr 2016
EPIC Helps Challenge Surveillance By US And British Intelligence Agencies
The Electronic Information Privacy Center has just filed a third-party intervention brief before the ECHR to help challenge the surveillance activities of intelligence organizations of the United States and the United Kingdom.
European Union
1 Apr 2016
Facebook Potentially Liable In French Nude Painting Case
This legal decision could be of concern to Facebook, as it has more than 30 million users in France, and because the French appellate court rejected the clause contained in Facebook's terms and conditions...
United States
18 Feb 2016
California To Establish Guidance For Human Right To Water
The California State Water Resources Control Board has issued a draft resolution adopting the human right to water as a core value and directing its implementation in Water Board programs and activities.
United States
17 Feb 2016
UK Modern Slavery Act 2015: Guidance For Employers On New Annual Statement Requirement
This Alert provides guidance for organisations to consider in regards to preparing an annual statement on steps they have taken (or not taken) to ensure against slavery and human trafficking.
15 Sep 2015
Same-Sex Couples' Rights In Restaurants And Bars
Restaurants and bars qualify as "public accommodations" under federal law, even if they're a private business.
United States
14 Aug 2015
New York City Council Passes Bill Prohibiting Employers From Requesting Or Using Consumer Credit History In Employment Decisions
The bill would provide aggrieved applicants and employees the same rights and remedies afforded to an individual asserting any other claims under the New York City Human Rights Law.
United States
22 Apr 2015
Dogs: An Office's Best Friend?
Employers across the country are recognizing the benefits of pets, especially dogs, in the workplace and implementing policies that allow employees to bring their pet companions to work.
United States
18 Dec 2014
Pets For Vets
We owe so much to the men and women who have fought for our country.
United States
20 Nov 2014
Shelter Dogs And Inmates Reinvent Themselves Together At New Leash On Life USA
Many organizations pair shelter dogs with inmates, often for the purpose of training and socializing the dogs to increase their adoption appeal
United States
20 Nov 2014
High-Tech Violations Of International Human Rights
The most fundamental human right is the right not to be killed by another human being.
United States
22 Oct 2014
What The Same-Sex Marriage Decision Means — From A Legal Perspective
Duane Morris partner John A. Nixon and associate Timothy B. Collins wrote a guest column for the Philadelphia Business Journal.
United States
30 May 2014
Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Resulting In Significant Impact On Employee Benefit Plans
On May 20, 2014, a federal judge in the case of "Whitewood v. Wolf" struck down both Pennsylvania's ban on marriage for same-sex couples and its prohibition against recognition of same-sex marriages legally entered into in other jurisdictions on the grounds that such laws violate both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
United States
22 May 2014
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