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HHS Proposes To Revise ACA Section 1557 Rule: Impacts Transgender Benefits And Group Health Plan Notices
On May 24, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule to revise regulations implementing and enforcing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
United States
11 Jun 2019
‘Tis The Season—How To Avoid The Dangers Of Office Parties And Gifts (a/k/a The Labor And Employment Department's Annual Party Poopers' Alert)
During the holidays, many employers get in the spirit by giving non-exempt employees prizes, awards, nondiscretionary bonuses, and incentive payments.
United States
30 Nov 2018
New York State Publishes Final Guidance In Connection With Anti-Sexual Harassment Law
New York State issued final guidelines and an updated model policy in connection with the state's recent Anti-Sexual Harassment Law.
United States
10 Oct 2018
New York State's Model Policy On Harassment
On August 23, 2018, New York State released its model sexual harassment prevention policy, a model sexual harassment complaint form, a model sexual harassment prevention training program,
United States
7 Sep 2018
New Maryland Law Requires Disclosure Of Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
On May 15, 2018, Governor Hogan signed into law the "Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018" (the "Act").
United States
30 May 2018
New York City Council And New York State Pass Anti-Harassment Legislation
On April 12, 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Legislature's anti-sexual harassment legislation.
United States
25 Apr 2018
New York City's New Requirements For Workplace Accommodations
Effective October 15, 2018, employers in New York City will be subject to broader accommodation requirements than those set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").
United States
28 Feb 2018
Targeted Advertising: Effective Or Discriminatory?
The Communication Workers of America ("CWA") as well as three named plaintiffs filed suit against named defendants and an unspecified class of "hundreds of major American employers...
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1 Feb 2018
California Expands Sexual Harassment Training And Posting Requirements
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") makes specified employment practices unlawful, including the harassment of an employee directly by the employer or indirectly by agents ...
United States
6 Nov 2017
Florida Law Seeks To Curb Abusive ADA Drive-By Lawsuits
Effective July 1, 2017, Florida House Bill 727, codified as Florida Statute Section 553.5141, is a pioneering effort by the state of Florida to encourage compliance with the"ADA" while providing courts ...
United States
18 Aug 2017
Preparing For The New EEO-1 Report
March 31, 2018, rather than the usual September 30th deadline.
United States
16 Aug 2017
New York City Restricts Inquiries And Use Of Job Applicants' Salary History
New York City has expanded the subjects that are off-limits to employers during the hiring process.
United States
19 May 2017
Is Your Company's Drug Testing Policy Compliant With OSHA's New Rules?
Occupational Safety & Health Administration ("OSHA") requires that employers inform employees about how to report occupational injuries and illnesses
United States
2 Feb 2017
EEOC Continues To Encourage Courts To Protect Sexual Orientation Under Title VII
Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination means that employers may not 'rel[y] upon sex-based considerations'...
United States
21 Nov 2016
New EEO-1 Form Aims To Collect More Employment Data
No sooner did employers submit their 2016 EEO-1 filings, than a new EEO-1 form requiring more detailed information was approved by the EEOC.
United States
4 Nov 2016
New EEO-1 Form Aims To Collect More Employement Data
No sooner did employers submit their 2016 EEO-1 filings, than a new EEO-1 form requiring more detailed information was approved by the EEOC.
United States
18 Oct 2016
The Eleventh Circuit Looks At Disparate Impact Claims Of Age Discrimination By Applicants For Employment
In Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the Eleventh Circuit, sitting en banc, concluded that an applicant for employment could not bring a disparate impact claim of age discrimination.
United States
17 Oct 2016
Massachusetts Raises The Bar For Equal Pay
On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law significant legislation aimed at achieving equal pay between men and women entitled an Act to Establish Pay Equity (the "Act").
United States
11 Aug 2016
The Eleventh Circuit Again Favors Arbitration
Bodine v. Cook's Pest Control, Inc., Case No. 15-13233 (decided July 29, 2016), enforced an arbitration agreement in an employment contract. In that case, the Court dealt with the impact of the Uniform...
United States
4 Aug 2016
30 Extra Days To Respond To EEOC's New Pay Data Rule
On July 14, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published an updated proposal to collect pay data through the Employer Information Report (EEO-1).
United States
22 Jul 2016
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