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Class Action ADA Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital - A Sign Of More To Come?
Hospitals and healthcare providers should track this lawsuit closely and be on the lookout for similar lawsuits in the months and years to come.
United States
24 Sep 2019
Does Your Restaurant's Policy Cramp Employee (Hair)Styles?
California and New York recently became the first two states to protect employees from discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles traditionally associated with a particular race.
United States
2 Sep 2019
New Hairstyle Protections In California And New York Mean Employers Should Review Dress And Grooming Policies
Following New York City, California and New York have become the first two states to protect employees from discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles traditionally associated with a particular race.
United States
23 Aug 2019
5 Strategies For In-House Counsel To Enhance Their Organization's Workplace Culture In The Era Of #MeToo
The #MeToo era has incited a reckoning of workplace culture. The movement encourages, and sometimes compels, employers to examine their handling of harassment
United States
19 Aug 2019
New Jersey Joins The Salary History "Ban" Wagon
On July 25, 2019, New Jersey enacted Assembly Bill 1094 (herein referred to as the "Salary History Ban Law").
United States
13 Aug 2019
NLRB Curbs Union Access To Public Spaces On Employer's Property
On June 14, 2019, in a 3-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reversed long-standing precedent regarding union access rights to "public spaces" of employers.
United States
11 Jul 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
Supreme Court Rules That Employers Who Do Not Timely Assert Failure To Exhaust Administrative Remedies In Employment Discrimination Cases Risk Waiving The Defense
In a unanimous decision issued on June 3, 2019, in Fort Bend County v. Davis, the Supreme Court of the United States held that an employment discrimination plaintiff's failure to exhaust administrative
United States
7 Jun 2019
New Jersey Appellate Division Finds Employee Stated Viable Claim Against Employer For Failure To Accommodate Off-Duty Use Of Medicinal Marijuana
In a recent decision approved for publication on March 27, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division addressed an issue of first impression: whether an employee can state a claim
United States
15 May 2019
Federal Court Reinstates EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Requirement
On March 4, 2019, a federal court in Washington, D.C., ordered the Trump administration to reinstate an Obama-era rule that had been placed on hold.
United States
22 Mar 2019
New York City At The Cutting Edge Of Individual Rights: Race Discrimination Based On Hair Is Illegal
On February 18, 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released new legal enforcement guidance clarifying that "grooming or appearance policies that ban, limit, or otherwise restrict natural hairstyles or hairstyles associated with Black people.
United States
12 Mar 2019
New Jersey May Enact New Restrictions On Confidentiality Provisions In Agreements With Employees In Wake Of #MeToo Movement
On January 31, 2019, the New Jersey Legislature passed Senate Bill 121, which places significant restrictions on the ability of employers to keep confidential details of claims of discrimination,
6 Mar 2019
New York Legislature Passes Bills Prohibiting Gender Identity Discrimination And Conversion Therapy
On January 15, 2019, the New York State Senate passed two historic bills that strengthen protections for transgender people.
United States
30 Jan 2019
New Bill Seeks To Prohibit All New York Employers From Inquiring Into Applicant Salary History
On January 11, 2019, a bill proposing a statewide salary history inquiry ban, applicable to private and public employers, was introduced in the New York State Assembly.
United States
25 Jan 2019
New California Laws In The Context Of #MeToo
On January 1, 2019, several new laws that were enacted in the wake of the #MeToo Movement will take effect in California.
United States
10 Dec 2018
"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 California Laws Enacted In Wake Of #MeToo
On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a slate of legislation borne out of the #MeToo movement.
United States
19 Oct 2018
New York State Releases Sexual Harassment Guidance Mere Days Before Compliance Deadlines
On October 1, 2018, the NYSDOL and the NYSDHR released finalized guidance documents regarding the workplace sexual harassment protections enacted as part of the New York state budget bill on April 12, 2018.
United States
4 Oct 2018
New Delaware Law Broadens Protections For Workers Against Sexual Harassment
On August 29, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law House Bill 360, which significantly broadens protections for Delaware workers against sexual harassment.
United States
5 Sep 2018
Supreme Court's Same-Sex Wedding Cake Decision Avoids Constitutional Issues, Focuses On State Commission's 'Hostile' Conduct
On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court held in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission that the Commission's disposition of a case involving a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake ...
United States
11 Jun 2018
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