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NY Harassment Training Deadline Extended!
As we have advised you in previous blog posts, New York State has passed legislation mandating that employers adopt an anti-harassment policy and conduct harassment training for all employees.
United States
5 Oct 2018
Too Fat To Work Here?—Not So Fast
A decision this week from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has further fueled the debate over whether obesity is a protected impairment under federal and state law.
United States
25 Sep 2018
Poster And Notice Requirements For "Stop Sexual Harassment In NYC Act"
Recently, the New York City Commission on Human Rights (the "Commission") released the Fact Sheet and Notice referenced in the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the "Act").
United States
20 Sep 2018
Update On The New York State Anti-Harassment Law—Guidance Issued, But It's Not Final
As discussed in our prior blog post, New York State passed anti-sexual harassment legislation earlier this year, which, in part, requires that New York employers adopt a sexual harassment policy and conduct training.
United States
20 Sep 2018
EEOC Proposes Regulatory Clarification On The Application Of The ADA To Employer Wellness Program Incentives
The Proposed Regulation clarifies that significant incentives may be offered to group health plan participants to encourage and reward participation in wellness programs without violating the ADA.
United States
26 May 2015
New York City Law Restricts Employers' Use Of Employee Or Applicant Consumer Credit Checks
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law Int. No. 261-A, which prohibits employment discrimination based on an applicant's or employee's consumer credit history.
United States
13 May 2015
EEOC Casts Uncertainty On Popular Wellness Programs
Action Item: Employers with wellness programs that involve higher premiums or other increased cost-sharing for employees who do not participate should contact us immediately.
United States
2 Dec 2014
Sixth Circuit Rejects EEOC's Claim That Use Of Credit Checks In Hiring Has A Disparate Impact
The Sixth Circuit recently affirmed a district court ruling rejecting a challenge by the EEOC to employers’ use of credit checks in the hiring process.
United States
29 Apr 2014
President Obama Takes Two Executive Actions Impacting The Pay Practices Of Federal Contractors And Subcontractors
President Barack Obama, in honor of National Equal Pay Day, signed two executive actions designed to address pay discrimination among federal contractors.
United States
15 Apr 2014
EEOC Issues Guidance On Religious Attire And Grooming
The EEOC recently issued publications addressing workplace rights and responsibilities with respect to religious dress and grooming.
United States
17 Mar 2014
Supreme Court Holds That "But-For" Causation Standard Applies To Title VII Retaliation Cases
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that retaliation under Title VII must be proven according to traditional principles of but-for causation.
United States
8 Jul 2013
Supreme Court Clarifies Definition Of "Supervisor" For Purposes Of Harassment Liability Under Title VII
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently issued its decision in Vance v. Ball State University resolving a split between federal appellate courts regarding the definition of "supervisor" for purposes of holding employers vicariously liable for harassment under Title VII.
United States
8 Jul 2013
EEOC Provides Updated Guidance Regarding Disability Discrimination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently released updated guidance on protections against disability discrimination for employees and job applicants with cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, and intellectual disabilities.
United States
3 Jun 2013
Second Circuit Holds That Arbitration Agreements May Bar Title VII Pattern-Or-Practice Discrimination Claims
The Second Circuit's decision confirms that employee arbitration agreements may provide employers with an important tool to avoid class action discrimination claims.
United States
9 Apr 2013
Second Circuit Clarifies Liability Standard For Non-Employee Workplace Harassment Claims
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently clarified the legal standard for claims of non-employee workplace harassment, adopting and applying non-binding liability guidelines promulgated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
United States
20 Mar 2013
OFCCP Rescinds Prior Guidance And Issues New Directive Relating To Pay Discrimination
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs rescinded prior guidance on pay discrimination investigations and issued a new Compensation Directive, effective February 28, 2013, governing procedures to be used in reviews of federal contractor and subcontractor compensation systems and practices.
United States
8 Mar 2013
OFCCP Issues Directive To Federal Contractors On The Use Of Criminal Records In The Hiring Process
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has recently issued a directive to the federal contractors and subcontractors on their use of criminal records in the hiring process.
United States
15 Feb 2013
EEOC Says Terminating Workers After One Year Of Disability Leave Violates The ADA
In "EEOC v. United Parcel Service Inc." the EEOC has taken the position that an employer’s policy to automatically terminate employees who are unable to return to work after 12 months of disability leave violates the ADA.
United States
12 Feb 2013
EEOC Approves Strategic Plan Establishing Enforcement Priorities
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently approved a Strategic Enforcement Plan to establish national enforcement priorities and integrate enforcement responsibilities throughout the EEOC's various offices.
United States
2 Jan 2013
EEOC Issues New Guidance Relating To Victims Of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, And Stalking
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued guidance highlighting how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may apply to situations involving applicants and employees who experience domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
United States
7 Nov 2012
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