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Ontario, Canada: Employers Can't Require Applicants To Be Permanently Eligible To Work
In a recent decision still reverberating with Canadian employers, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) struck down an employer's practice of requiring job applicants to be permanently eligible to work in Canada...
5 Jul 2019
Germany Seeks To Mandate Human Rights Due Diligence For Companies And Their Global Partners
In February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development ("Development Ministry") introduced a draft law (the "Draft Law") that seeks to mandate human rights due diligence for German companies and their global business partners
14 May 2019
Missouri Supreme Court Takes Two Major Steps to Protect LGBTQ Individuals under the Missouri Human Rights Act
While not recognizing discrimination based upon sexual orientation or gender identity as being protected under the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), the Missouri Supreme Court has issued two separate opinions that expand protection of LGBTQ individuals under the MHRA.
United States
13 Mar 2019
New York City Commission On Human Rights Provides Legal Enforcement Guidance On Race Discrimination On The Basis Of Hair
The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) released enforcement guidance on Monday, February 18, 2019 ...
United States
1 Mar 2019
United Nations Further Deliberates A Treaty Seeking To Impose Corporate Liability For Human Rights Violations
Since 2015, a United Nations working group has met annually to negotiate and draft a multilateral treaty that addresses human rights violations committed by businesses.
United States
13 Nov 2018
California Enacts Two Laws Aimed At Combating Human Trafficking
Two new California laws seek to combat human trafficking through required training and mandatory notice postings.
United States
4 Oct 2018
New York City Law Requiring Employers To Engage In A "Cooperative Dialogue" For Accommodation Requests Takes Effect October 15, 2018
In the past year, both New York State and New York City have been active in amending their human rights laws.
United States
26 Sep 2018
Illinois Amends IHRA To Extend Filing Deadlines, Simplify Procedures, And Reduce Administrative Backlog
For years, Illinois employment lawyers have had the frustrating experience of trying to explain the quirks of IHRA practice before the IDHR and IHRC to out-of-state clients and colleagues.
United States
11 Sep 2018
OFCCP Orders Staff To Respect Contractors' Religious Freedoms
The requirements of the executive order are implemented and enforced by the OFCCP.
United States
22 Aug 2018
Australia: New South Wales Introduces Law Requiring Companies To Report On Modern Slavery
The Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) recently passed the Modern Slavery Bill of 2018 (the "NSW Act"),1 which requires companies with employees in NSW and with an annual turnover2 of over AU $50 million...
19 Jul 2018
Canada Announces Two New Initiatives To Hold Companies Accountable For Human Rights Violations Abroad
The Canadian Government recently announced two new initiatives to "strengthen Canada's approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad."
14 Feb 2018
Proposed Act Seeks To Require Large Companies Operating In Australia To Report On Modern Slavery
The Australian Government has announced plans to release draft legislation proposing the introduction of a "modern slavery in supply chains" reporting requirement.
7 Feb 2018
United Nations Continues Its Development Of A Treaty Imposing Liability On Companies For Human Rights Abuses
An ongoing debate exists regarding the nature and extent to which transnational companies should be held directly and legally liable for human rights impacts.
United States
14 Nov 2017
European Court Limits Workplace Email Monitoring
In its recent Grand Chamber judgment, the European Court of Human Rights held that employers can monitor an employee's email only if they provide advance notice.
European Union
4 Oct 2017
Dutch And French Legislatures Introduce New Human Rights Due Diligence Reporting Requirements
In February 2017, legislatures in the Netherlands and France took significant steps to implement mandatory due diligence and reporting rules regarding the impact of an employer's operations...
European Union
23 Mar 2017
Advancing Human Rights Claims Based On Global Supply Chain Activities: Recent Developments In California And Canada
Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains.
United States
17 Feb 2017
Proposed French Law Would Impose New Due Diligence Obligations On Certain Employers And Their Supply Chains
On November 29, 2016, France's National Assembly adopted the text of a bill (the "Bill") that, if enacted, would create new due diligence obligations for large French companies regarding their subsidiaries'...
European Union
20 Dec 2016
Employer's Anti-Discrimination Complaint Process May Toll The Statute Of Limitations Under The Minnesota Human Rights Act
The Minnesota Court of Appeals, in Peterson v. City of Minneapolis, ruled that a complaint process in an employer's anti-discrimination policy may toll the statute of limitations under the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
United States
9 May 2016
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Ranks Large Companies' Human Rights Performance
In 2011, the United Nations adopted the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which provide non-binding guidelines on how employers should conduct their business activities to provide appropriate respect for internationally recognized human rights.
United States
6 Apr 2016
Certain Illinois Employers Now Required To Post Human Trafficking Helpline
A new Illinois state law requires certain employers to post notices informing employees and other members of the public of a helpline to assist any person who is subject to human trafficking.
United States
9 Feb 2016
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