Denise Visconti

Denise Visconti


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California Passes Law Aimed to Bridge the Gender Wage Inequality Gap

On October 6, 2015, California's Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 358, legislation intended to increase wage transparency and which will make it more difficult for an employer to defend against...more

10/6/2015 - Compliance Discrimination DLSE Employment Discrimination Equal Pay Gender Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Hiring & Firing Lost Wages Retaliation Transparency Directive Wage and Hour

EEOC Rules Discrimination Based on Employee's Sexual Orientation Is Sex Discrimination Under Title VII

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) has issued a potentially groundbreaking decision finding that discrimination based on "sexual orientation" can be brought under Title VII of the Civil...more

7/20/2015 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Civil Rights Act EEOC Employment Discrimination Employment Policies FAA Job Promotions LGBT Popular Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination Strategic Enforcement Plan Title VII Wage and Hour

Marriage with a Capital "M": What Employers Need to Know About the Supreme Court's Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued what can only be described as a landmark decision, ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution requires (i) all states to permit marriage between same-sex...more


OSHA Issues Guidelines for Providing Restroom Access to Transgender Employees

Continuing the trend by federal agencies toward greater protections for transgender employees, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released “A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers” on June 1,...more

6/3/2015 - Corporate Counsel Popular

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby, Opens Door to Religious Objections to Statutes Covering Employers

On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that closely held, for-profit entities with religious objections to certain aspects of the birth control mandate imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("the...more

7/8/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Contraceptives Hobby Lobby Religious Exemption Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

The Supreme Court Clarifies Who Is a Supervisor Under Title VII

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided what the definition of a "supervisor" is for purposes of assessing liability for unlawful harassment under Title VII. The Court ruled that an employer will be vicariously...more

6/27/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Hostile Environment Racial Discrimination SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University Vicarious Liability

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