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Employment Discrimination

OFCCP Issues New Directive In Furtherance Of Commitment To Increased Transparency

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Under the leadership of new OFCCP Director Ondray Harris, the Agency has issued its first policy directive of 2018. Directive 2018-01, effective February 27, addresses an area of concern discussed at length during the...more

Washington Lawmakers Aim to Stop Workplace Sexual Harassment and Close Gender Pay Gaps

by Lane Powell PC on

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Washington state's legislature has adopted sweeping reforms to state laws against discrimination and created a work group to develop model sexual harassment policies and best practices....more

Washington State’s New Ban-The-Box Law Completes The West Coast Trend

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Washington Governor has just signed a new law prohibiting employers from inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history before the applicant is deemed “otherwise qualified” for the position sought. ...more

OFCCP Issues Directive Re: Consistent Use Of PDNs

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued its Directive (DIR) 2018-01 as part of ongoing efforts to increase transparency of preliminary findings with federal contractors, and to achieve...more

Title VII Anti-Discrimination Protection Covers Transgender Employee, Appeals Court Rules

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may pursue claims that an employee was discriminated against on the basis of transgender status in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the federal appeals court in...more

"This Week In Employment Law" Quiz!

Are you in the know? Yeah, I'm sorry. I should have an in-depth, incisive legal analysis of the Sixth Circuit panel decision in EEOC v. R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. That was my plan, and I promise that I will...more

Another Landmark Ruling: Court Says Transgender Discrimination Violates Federal Anti-Bias Law - Three Things You Need To Know...

by Fisher Phillips on

In what appears to be the first time a federal appeals court has extended the nation’s main federal employment discrimination statute to cover transgender and transitioning employees, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals...more

Into The Weeds: Will California Employment Law Protect Medical Marijuana Users?

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A proposed bill would amend California employment discrimination law to protect medical marijuana users. California—already famous (or infamous) as a sanctuary in the immigration area—could soon become...more

Key California Employment Law Cases: February 2018

by Payne & Fears on

Rojas v. HSBC Card Services Inc., 228 Cal. Rptr. 3d 640 (2018)- Summary: Installing recording device and recording calls on company phones renders actions intentional under California Invasion of Privacy Act. ...more

Is Having an Office Romance A Good Idea?

by Jaburg Wilk on

You’re young, embarking on a career and very attracted to a co-worker who flirts with you at your new job. You’re sure the two of you were made for each other and, after all, you’re only human. So, you boost the courage to...more

NYC Council to Consider Series of Bills Aimed at Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment

The New York City Council will consider a series of bills aimed at preventing and addressing workplace sexual harassment, both in the private sector and in city agencies. The eleven bills, collectively titled the Stop Sexual...more

Participation In Litigation To Avoid A Default Judgment Does Not Waive A Party’s Right To Compel Arbitration

by Carlton Fields on

An employer did not waive its right to compel arbitration under an employment agreement by seeking to set aside a default in an employment discrimination suit brought against it by its employee. ...more

2018 California Employment Legislation and Regulatory Update

by Jones Day on

The California Legislature in 2017 adopted multiple statutes that increase the complexity and scope of employment regulation. Most notable was the passage and signing of Assembly Bill 168, which prohibits employers from...more

EEOC Releases Updated Strategic Plan

A New Plan or More of the Same? On February 12, 2018, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018 through 2022. The Strategic Plan serves to provide a...more

Federal Court Rules That The EEOC Can Mess With Texas In Felon Hiring Lawsuit

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a showdown between the State of Texas and the EEOC – whereby Texas alleged that the EEOC’s “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title...more

Your Comprehensive Guide to 2018 Proposed California Legislation

by Fisher Phillips on

February 16 was the deadline to introduce new bills in the California Legislature. By that date, nearly 2,200 bills were introduced. While that may seem like a staggering amount of legislative proposals (especially for a...more

Pending California Legislation Alert! Recently Introduced Bill Seeks To Protect Medicinal Marijuana Users From Employment...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Although both medicinal and now recreational consumption of marijuana have been legalized in California, this legalization did not impact an employer’s right to discipline or even terminate employees for marijuana use. That...more

Second Circuit Rules That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appellate court covering Connecticut, New York and Vermont), on Monday, February 26, 2018, issued a decision overturning its prior rulings and holding definitively that Title...more

Protection From Discrimination in Employment – To Infinity and Beyond

by Field Law on

At the end of last year, the Supreme Court of Canada, in the highly anticipated decision of British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal v Schrenk, 2017 SCC 62 (“Shrenk”), addressed the following important issue: How far does...more

Wisconsin Employers: Do Your Job Postings Run Afoul of the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act’s Prohibition Against Conviction Record...

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Believe it or not, individuals with criminal convictions can make a business out of trolling online job boards for job postings that express an intent to discriminate against applicants with conviction records—think job...more

Is The EEOC’s Background Check Guidance In Jeopardy?

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Employers that have been frustrated with the EEOC’s position on how they can use arrest and conviction records, take note: earlier this month, a federal court in Texas enjoined the EEOC and the Attorney General of the United...more

Eighth Circuit: Employer May “Elaborate” On Explanation For Termination During Litigation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a recent decision, the Eighth Circuit held that Title VII does not require an employer to provide an employee a reason for termination at the time of termination, and that an employer is not strictly...more

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part I - Legislative Changes Impacting Employers

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California courts and Legislature greatly expanded protections for public and private workers in 2017, handing down decisions and passing laws regarding wages, discrimination based on criminal and salary histories,...more

A Ho-Hum EEOC Strategic Plan? Maybe That's Not So Bad.

Not a lot to the EEOC's 2018-22 Strategic Enforcement Plan, but that might be good for employers. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2018-2022. During the...more

EEOC Announces Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced yesterday that it unanimously approved its Strategic Plan for 2018-2022. As reported by the EEOC, the Strategic Plan is the result of a collaborative effort among...more

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