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Employers Can Lose Failure-To-Exhaust Defense If Not Timely Raised, Supreme Court Rules
On June 3, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Fort Bend County, Texas vs. Davis that Title VII cases can proceed in federal court even if employees fail to first bring their
United States
19 Jun 2019
UPDATE: Employers Must Provide 2017 And 2018 Pay Data To EEOC By September 30, 2019
As mentioned in our most recent alert on the recently revived EEOC pay data rule (available here), the EEOC has been considering whether, in addition to collecting pay data for 2018 ...
United States
27 May 2019
SJC Rules Denial Of Lateral Transfer May Be "Adverse Employment Action" Under Mass. Anti-Discrimination Law
On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) ruled in Yee v. Mass. State Police that an employer's denial
United States
6 Feb 2019
Department Of Education Proposes Sweeping Changes To Title IX Regulations
On November 16, 2018, the U.S Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released proposed regulations designed to overhaul how colleges address allegations of sexual misconduct.
United States
10 Dec 2018
Massachusetts Places Further Restrictions On Criminal Background Checks
In 2010, Massachusetts became one of the first states to pass so-called "ban the box" legislation, which barred employers from asking prospective employees about their criminal histories...
United States
21 May 2018
Massachusetts Attorney General Releases Guidance On Equal Pay Act
The Massachusetts Attorney General recently released her long-awaited guidance regarding the 2016 overhaul of the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, which takes effect on July 1, 2018.
United States
3 Apr 2018
New Standards Of Conduct For Companies Seeking To Operate With Respect For The Rights Of LGBTI People
On September 26, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights released new Standards of Conduct intended to support the business community in tackling discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex ("LGBTI") people.
United States
17 Oct 2017
USCIS Announces Expanded In-Person Interview Requirement
US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has announced that beginning October 1, 2017...
United States
6 Sep 2017
Massachusetts Adopts New Workplace Protections For Pregnant Workers
Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act ("PWFA") into law.
United States
14 Aug 2017
Massachusetts SJC Extends Job Protections To Medical Marijuana Users
In a landmark decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ("SJC") ruled on Monday that an employee who is fired for testing positive for marijuana due to her lawful off-duty use of medical marijuana...
United States
2 Aug 2017
What NYC Employers Need To Know About New Salary History Law
Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. The new law will go into effect on October 31, 2017.
United States
24 May 2017
Texas AG Wins Preliminary Injunction In Title IX Dispute
On May 13, DOE ad DOJ issued a "Dear Colleague" letter clarifying their interpretation of the applicability of Title IX to potential discrimination based on gender identity or transgender status.
United States
6 Sep 2016
Massachusetts Enacts New Pay Equity Law
Although Massachusetts already had a pay parity law that prohibits wage discrimination, the Pay Equity Act provides greater clarity on what constitutes unlawful pay discrimination...
United States
8 Aug 2016
EEOC Revises Proposed Rule On Pay Data Collection
The revised rule is subject to a thirty-day comment period, which runs until August 15, 2016.
United States
21 Jul 2016
Employee's Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity Under Massachusetts Anti-Retaliation Law
The SJC's ruling stems from a lawsuit brought against a Boston law firm, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C., by one of its former attorneys.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Employee's Self-Help Discovery May Be Protected Activity Under Massachusetts
An employee who searches for, copies, and shares with her attorney her employer's confidential business records to bolster her discrimination claim against her employer may be protected from discipline under Massachusetts law.
United States
8 Jun 2016
EEOC Issues Final Rules On Employer Wellness Programs
The ADA and GINA generally prohibit employers from obtaining medical information from employees and job applicants.
United States
27 May 2016
The SJC Complicates Summary Judgment Standard In Discrimination Cases
Understanding the significance of the SJC's decision requires a quick summary of the burdens of proof in employment discrimination cases.
United States
1 Apr 2016
SJC Rules In Employment Discrimination Cases A Plaintiff Need Only Show The Reason For Discharge Was Untrue To Survive Summary Judgment
The questions before the SJC, in Bulwer, relate to what evidence is required to establish pretext, and at summary judgment, who has the burden to show it.
United States
9 Mar 2016
EEOC Proposes Rule Requiring Employers To Report Wage Data On EEO-1 Form
Late last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed a rule that would require employers with 100 or more employees to report data concerning employee pay on an annual basis.
United States
10 Feb 2016
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