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A Sexual Harassment Sea Change for Employers?

Social media supercharges the potential for sexual harassment allegations involving work colleagues and could lead to consequences for employers who fail to act quickly and appropriately. Recent events herald a change in...more

5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Happy New . . . List Of Additional Employment Laws You Must Navigate!

by Newmeyer & Dillion LLP on

Just in case you didn’t spend your holiday down time reading through all of those new California employment laws, here’s a quick overview of six laws that became effective on January 1, 2018, that may impact your...more

How to Maneuver Through #MeToo and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual harassment has become more highly scrutinized in recent months and with the #MeToo movement, we expect this issue to be more prevalent going forward. Below we have outlined some best practices to help companies put...more

Preventing Harassment Claims in the Restaurant Industry

With so many stories in the news of very high-level, high-profile men being accused of sexual harassment, many employers are rightfully concerned about whether they may be at risk of similar claims. While these stories have...more

Are you compliant? A new year brings new laws impacting California employers

by Dentons on

In 2017, the California Legislature and Governor Jerry Brown were busy passing new laws that will impact employers across California this year. Although some took effect in 2017, most of the new laws impacting California...more

New York Governor Takes Aim At Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York employers should expect proposals to “combat sexual harassment in the workplace” in the 2018-2019 Executive Budget or as standalone proposals, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in his 2018 State of the State...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Legal Issues to Watch in 2018"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

Last year was filled with many headline-making issues. As we begin to look at 2018, here are three issues we are closely tracking....more

Best in Law: Four Steps Employers Can Take to Avoid a #MeToo Situation - BB&K Attorneys Joseph Ortiz and Tristan Kirk Write for...

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

With revelations about high-profile sexual harassment cases are emerging weekly in the wake of the #MeToo movement, a long-overdue conversation about harassment has begun. Workplace harassment is a current and serious problem...more

“M,” “F,” Or “X”? Nonbinary Gender Designations In The Workplace

by Fisher Phillips on

You are probably familiar with the concept of transgender status and, even if you haven’t already addressed such a situation at your workplace, you probably have a rough idea of how you would handle a situation involving an...more

Immediate Strategies for Responding to the #MeToo Movement and Harassment in the Workplace

As a result of troubling personal accounts of sexual harassment that have permeated coverage on national media outlets and our social media accounts during the past few months, employers may appropriately question whether...more

What Changes Are In Store For California Employers in 2018?

by McManis Faulkner on

As 2017 draws to a close, now is an opportune time for California employers to review the new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2018 and ensure compliance. As with past years, the new crop of employment laws are...more

Illinois Works to Combat Sexual Harassment

Last month, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Public Act 100-0554 to, among other things, combat sexual harassment in Illinois. Employers should recognize that several of the Act’s mandates go into effect in the New Year....more

5 Steps to Prepare Your Company for Workplace Harassment Complaints

The issue of sexual harassment has captured nationwide headlines as women and men have come forward to report sexual harassment by high profile public figures. Media attention to these events may lead to an increase in the...more

Common Mistakes Employers Make in Handling Complaints of Sexual Harassment

Other parts of this series have covered the proper affirmative steps to take to prepare for, investigate and respond to charges of sexual harassment. It is equally important to address the opposite set of concerns. What is it...more

Insights From The Trenches: Proven Strategies To Combat Harassment In 2018 From Seyfarth Shaw At Work (SSAW)

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the last in a three-part series addressing sexual harassment in the workplace, we asked Philippe Weiss, Esq., Managing Director of Seyfarth Shaw at Work, to share insights from the front lines, that can...more

7 Tips for Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations in the Workplace

The drumbeat of press reports about sexual harassment in the workplace over the last few months has increased awareness among employees that workplace harassment is illegal and actionable, leading employers to brace for an...more

Creating a Safe Workplace in the Wake of the #MeToo Wave

by Baker Donelson on

The number of prominent men accused of sexual harassment in recent months is staggering: Mario Batali. Matt Lauer. Roy Moore. Roger Ailes. Al Franken. Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey. While politicians, entertainers, media...more

When should a business consider terminating an employee accused of sexual harassment?

Repeated reports of sexual misconduct by high-profile men have put sexual harassment issues in the public eye. New allegations seem to be surfacing daily. Some of the accused have admitted to their conduct, some have admitted...more

5 Steps Toward a Workplace Without Sexual Misconduct

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Sexual misconduct in the workplace has featured prominently in the news this year. TIME Magazine named the “silence breakers” as its Person of the Year. And US lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill to bolster employees’...more

The Stale Harassment Complaint: Coal In Your Stocking?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The natural inclination is to ignore attempts to dredge up claims of harassment that happened long ago. But no harassment claim is too old to investigate. Having strong anti-harassment policies and...more

Resolutions for a Harassment Free New Year

by LeClairRyan on

The year 2017 marked a seismic shift in the way the nation views sexual harassment. Time Magazine named “the silence breakers” as its Persons of the Year. The words “me too” went from a simple phrase, to a hashtag, to a...more

Does your corporate culture support discrimination and harassment?

The recent flood of high profile sexual assault and harassment allegations sweeping the globe highlights the need for a fundamental change in corporate culture, as well as the importance of training all employees on sexual...more

Tips For Addressing And Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations In The Workplace In Light Of The #MeToo Movement

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Q. There is a lot of conversation in the national media about the #MeToo movement. How do I ensure that my employees are treating each other properly? ...more

Preventing #MeToo in the Workplace: How Employers Talk the Talk And Walk the Walk

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Gone are the days where sexual harassment training will be enough. It’s time to shift the workplace focus from just ticking a box (i.e., training complete) to creating a culture where harassment (or...more

New Year, New Laws: 2018 California Employment Roundup

by Vedder Price on

California employers will be ringing in the new year with additional and expanded legal obligations. Laws taking effect January 1 include: - California “Bans the Box” – Employers with five or more employees will be...more

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