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Expansive Changes Coming To The New York State Human Rights Law
On June 19, 2019, the New York State Legislature passed Senate Bill S.6577.
United States
5 Jul 2019
Weed At Work: Must Employers Accommodate Medical Use?
A majority of states now permit medical marijuana use, and federal law may not always pre-empt state laws when it comes to their impact on the employment relationship.
United States
19 Feb 2019
Legislation Affecting California's Employment Regulations
Labor Code section 1197.5 prohibits employers from paying any employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of another sex...
United States
19 Jan 2018
Legislation Affecting California's Employment Regulations
Labor Code section 1197.5 prohibits employers from paying any employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of another sex, race or ethnicity for substantially similar work unless an exception applies
United States
12 Jan 2018
Flipping Stones
Titled "Flipping Stones," the article focuses on leaving critical stones unturned in sexual harassment claims in the name of delicacy.
United States
2 Aug 2017
NYC Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants for Salary History
New York City recently enacted a law prohibiting employers from asking about a job applicant's salary history during all stages of the employment hiring process. The
United States
25 May 2017
Los Angeles: The Latest City To Ban The Box
Effective January 22, 2017, Los Angeles became the latest major city to "ban the box" and prohibit employers from obtaining information about an applicant's criminal history during the initial stages of employment.
United States
10 Apr 2017
Potential Shifts In Employment Law Under The Trump Administration
With stories of "fake" news, agency leaks and Russian election influence continuing to dominate the headlines, the Trump Administration's impact on the employment law landscape is not getting much attention.
United States
10 Apr 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies The Extent Of Judicial Review On Motions To Quash EEOC Subpoenas
The issue in McLane stems from an EEOC investigation and complaint against McLane Co. regarding sexual discrimination.
United States
6 Apr 2017
Claims Of Negligent Hiring, Supervision Or Retention Draw Hospitals Into Abuse Cases
Hospitals are commonly named as defendants in medical malpractice lawsuits for claims arising from alleged injuries within their walls, but what is their exposure to liability for claims that arise from alleged sexual assaults by staff on their premises?
United States
8 Feb 2017
The Punishing Effect Of Rule 11
People take being sued personally, and lawsuits can take an emotional toll on defendants, whether as an individual or as a representative of an employer.
United States
8 Jul 2016
Employers Should Ensure Their Policies Comply with the Recent Amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act
The Amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) regulations that went into effect on April 1, 2016, provide helpful guidance to employers and further clarify the requirements of California law prohibiting harassment, discrimination and retaliation under FEHA.
United States
10 Jun 2016
EEOC Issues New Guidance On Employee Wellness Programs
Employee wellness programs are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace as a way to boost employee morale and increase productivity.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Employers Reminded To Post Annual Work Injury And Illness Summaries
Employees have a right to review the list of injuries and illness records.
United States
25 Apr 2016
FEHC's Upcoming Proposed Rulemaking On Criminal History
These components are selection, testing, placement, promotion, transfer, using criminal records, or height and weight standards.
United States
25 Apr 2016
EEOC Files First Two Lawsuits In Federal Court Alleging Sexual Orientation Bias Under Title VII
Beyond the ongoing disagreement between federal courts on this issue, these two EEOC lawsuits should not have any effect on sexual orientation discrimination claims premised on state law.
United States
11 Mar 2016
New York City Employers Prohibited From Requesting Criminal History Information Before Making A Conditional Offer
The Fair Chance Act alters provisions of the City's Human Rights Law to prohibit employers from inquiring about a candidate's criminal record until after they have made a conditional offer of employment.
United States
13 Aug 2015
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