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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Employment Flash - December 2019

This edition of Employment Flash looks at recent NLRB activity, including its issuance of a decision suggesting two members would be willing to reconsider a precedent regarding surveillance of employees’ union activity. We...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

New Jersey Minimum Wage Set to Increase - and Don’t Forget About CEPA and Gender Equity Notices

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Seyfarth Synopsis: The minimum wage will increase for New Jersey employers effective January 1, 2020. It is also that time of year when we remind our clients with operations in New Jersey of their obligation to distribute...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

An Important New Development For CVA Cases

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Synopsis: This week an Administrative Order was handed down in NYC by the New York State Supreme Court which concerns all cases filed in the five boroughs under the Child Victims Act (“CVA”). The Administrative Order...more

Global Risk Intelligence

U.S.-China Trade War Faces New Challenges as Congress Advances Legislation

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill condemning Beijing of “gross human rights violations” against the Uyghurs. The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2019, which passed the House in a 407-1 vote, calls for an...more

Fisher Phillips

The New Norm: Responding To White Supremacy In Our Schools

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It’s here. It’s happening. Each day, another piece of what our society recognizes as white supremacist ideology finds its way into mainstream social media and news platforms. We read about it, wrestle with our stand on “free...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

End of the Road: Eighth Circuit Upholds $3.3 Million Fee Award Against The EEOC For Frivolous Claims

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Seyfarth Synopsis: After over a decade of litigation between the EEOC and trucking company CRST Van Expedited, the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed a federal district court’s order requiring the EEOC to pay $3.3 million in...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

The 12 Days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 6: Au Naturel Hair is Always Welcome

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It's the end of the year and while everyone is busy, employers in California should be aware of new laws and regulations that go into effect on January 1, 2020. In the spirit of the season, we are using the "12 days of the...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - MoFo+

Arguing the Benefits of Marriage Equality in Japan

Morrison & Forester is a founding member of the Lawyers for LGBT Allies Network (LLAN), a Japanese non-profit dedicated to helping the business community understand the issues faced by LGBT and other sexual minorities. As a...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

A Holiday Decoration Guide For Apartment Management

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With the calendar firmly in December, I have now received multiple requests from Fair Housing Defense blog readers (thank you for checking in) for my annual apartment community holiday decoration guide. How do we respect the...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Update from LitLand: The ACLU Sues the Government Over the Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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LitLand is a monthly feature that reviews developments in litigation as they relate to privacy matters and highlight any past, current, and future cases about which you should know....more

Dechert LLP

Dechert on ESG - An Overview for Asset Managers

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ESG is not a new phenomenon, but its significance for asset managers is growing. With continued media scrutiny of sustainability and environmental pressures, "millennials" forming a greater proportion of the investing...more

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard,...

Business Recovers Millions in Fees, Expenses, and Costs After Claims by EEOC Found to be "Frivolous"

A district court awarded nearly $4.7 million in fees, expenses, and costs to a trucking business after the court found Title VII claims brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to be “frivolous,...more

Fisher Phillips

Veterans Turned Away Because Of Service Animals: Lessons You Can Learn

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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced settlements with two hotel properties to resolve complaints under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) involving service animals. In both...more

CPA Global

Shattering the Glass Ceiling: Women discuss industry challenges at IGNITE! 2019

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There’s an elephant in the IP room, and the elephant is called gender diversity. There can be a tendency to over-egg facts and figures so I’ll cite just one here to indicate the scale of the problem: according to recent...more

McAfee & Taft

Risk of a future disability not always an ADA claim

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Suppose you have an applicant or employee who is currently healthy, but you are concerned they may develop an impairment or condition in the future. Can an employer make any decisions based upon that concern without violating...more

Franczek P.C.

Facts and Fiction: The Truth About the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on Anti-Semitism

by Franczek P.C. on

On December 11, 2019, President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring his administration’s commitment to enforcing federal racial anti-discrimination provisions against discrimination “rooted in anti-Semitism.”...more

Cozen O'Connor

HR Investigations Pay Dividends: A Healthier Workplace and Protection in Court

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Many HR professionals spend a significant amount of time investigating employee complaints and, depending on the outcome of these investigations, implementing corrective measures to halt and prevent bad behavior in the...more

Fisher Phillips

New York Prohibits Reproductive Health Decision-Making Discrimination

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Following in the footsteps of New York City, which earlier this year prohibited employers from discriminating against applicants or employees based on their sexual and reproductive health decisions, New York State has...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

"Ok Boomer"... From Internet Meme to Workplace Age Discrimination

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Conflict exists between every generation, at least to some degree, and this is not new. Advancements in technology, the status of the economy, and other large-scale factors create differences in perspective between older and...more

Hogan Lovells

New EU Whistleblowing Directive – what UK financial services firms need to know

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On 7 October 2019, the Council of the European Union formally adopted a new Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law. The Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on...more

Hogan Lovells

New NY Reproductive Health Law (the “Boss Law”) Requires Immediate Action; Employers Must Update Employee Handbooks by January 7,...

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New York employers – New York State has gifted you an early holiday present – a requirement to update your handbook, comply with a new law immediately or potentially face steep consequences....more

Fisher Phillips

Men Refusing To Work Alone With Women: The HR And Legal Guide

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Can a sincerely held religious belief – or a wife’s personal jealousy – justify a male employee refusing to work with women coworkers or other professional contacts? A federal district court in North Carolina is poised to...more

Fisher Phillips

Good Faith Belief Leads To Employer Victory In Bias Claim

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Despite not being able to prove the alleged wrongdoings that led an Arkansas employer to terminate an employee, a federal appeals court just handed an employer a victory in a gender discrimination lawsuit because of its “good...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

New EU Directive on Protection of Persons Reporting Breaches of Union Law

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A new EU Directive, known as the "EU Whistleblowing Directive", that aims to enhance the enforcement of EU law and policies by providing protection for individuals that report breaches has been published in the Official...more

Dentons

Whistleblowing Insights - December 2019

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Designing an internal whistleblowing system - The issue of whistleblowing is drawing more and more attention. The media regularly reports on investigations and proceedings triggered by whistleblowers who have reported...more

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