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Dollar General Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit For $70,000

Red Banks, Miss., Store Ignored Complaints About Manager's Abuse of Female Employees, Federal Agency Charged - OXFORD, Miss. - Dolgencorp, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of retail chain Dollar General Corporation, will...more

New York Response to #MeToo: New Laws Target Sexual Harassment

Sweeping new legislation in New York aims to prevent and shine light on sexual harassment. New York State employers will soon be prohibited from mandating arbitration of sexual harassment claims. They must also obtain...more

Episode 37: How To Provide Meaningful Employment Training (…and Also Comply With NYC Law)

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Matt welcomes long-time Akerman colleague and friend Samantha Abeysekera to discuss the “Stop Sexual Harassment In NYC Act” and whether other jurisdictions will adopt similar legislation mandating sex harassment training....more

Superstore: America Ferrera Tackles Big-Box Retail

by FordHarrison on

In Superstore, NBC has gifted us The Office-caliber employment law issues in a big-box retail setting. The show focuses on the fictional Cloud 9 Superstore in Missouri and its delightful staff of misfits, led by America...more

Employment news - May 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

No need to know that reason for unfavourable treatment arises from disability - Employees can only succeed with a claim of unfavourable treatment arising from a disability if the employer knows that they have a disability....more

NYC Joins the #MeToo Movement with Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On May 9, 2018, New York City Mayor DeBlasio signed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Not to be outdone by the Governor’s budget bill, the Act imposes...more

The Ra-Ra-Reckoning of Entertainment‘s Biggest Cheerleaders: Is It Sexist or Just Part of the Job?

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As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have taken social media and the entertainment industry by storm, one particular subset of entertainers have been notably left out of the conversation … professional cheerleaders....more

#MeToo Quiz!

How much do you really know, from an HR standpoint? It's time for another employment law quiz! I wanted to do one in honor of Mother's Day, but I couldn't top the one I did last year. (If you missed it then, here's the...more

Goodwill and Affiliate to Pay $850,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Night Shift Janitors Left Vulnerable to Supervisor's Abuse, Supportive Managers Faced Retaliation, Federal Agency Charged - OAKLAND, Calif. - Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate, Calidad Industries...more

Employment Law - May 2018

California Makes Seismic Shift With New ‘ABC’ Independent Contractor Test - The Dynamex Ruling - In a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles (Charles Lee), the California...more

New York Says #MeToo to Stronger Sexual Harassment Protections: A Summary of Action Items for Employers

In the wake of the #MeToo movement and the nationwide discourse over the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace, New York State and New York City have taken aggressive steps to implement stronger protections against...more

You Too? Could Be. What to Do.

Introduction: Modern Life - “I believe all men are guilty,” Barry Diller recently told New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd. He went on to make clear: Not in what he, and everyone else, calls the Harvey Weinstein way, but...more

#MeToo in Germany – Employer’s Obligations to Act

(No) Issue in Germany? - The ongoing #metoo discussion certainly has arrived in Germany. However, so far, sexual harassment and misconduct haven’t been a major topic of investigation or revelation in Germany. ...more

Jury Socks It To "Onionhead" Employer For $5.1 Million

It's enough to make an "onionhead" weep. A few years ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued this employer -- who allegedly discriminated against, harassed, and retaliated against a number of employees who...more

Don't Scrap The "Severe Or Pervasive" Standard In Sex Harassment Cases

There are probably worse ideas, but I can't think of any right now. Legislation is pending in Minnesota (House File 4459) that would expressly remove the "severe or pervasive" requirement for a sexual harassment claim...more

When a Third Party Becomes the Harasser: How the #MeToo Movement May Impact Your Workforce in the Most Unsuspecting Way

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In the whirlwind of #MeToo, employers are scrambling to be proactive and take control of sexual harassment issues among their workforces, but most are unprepared for how to handle sexual harassment from third parties. The...more

Unsuccessful Successor: Court Finds Employer May Be Liable In EEOC Lawsuit For Its Predecessor’s Conduct Under Title VII

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A Maryland federal district court recently found that a successor employer could be liable in an EEOC lawsuit for its predecessor’s alleged employment discrimination. ...more

50 States, 50 Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

Coming soon to a nation near you. New York State and New York City have enacted laws that require employers to provide sexual harassment training, joining California, Connecticut, and Maine....more

[Webinar] When #MeToo Means #YouToo: What to do when you're in the sexual harassment hot seat - May 2nd, 1:00pm CT

The #MeToo movement has many employers uncertain about the best ways to protect themselves from sexual harassment complaints and the right way to respond after a complaint has been made. This seminar will explore how our...more

New York State And City Expand Anti-Harassment Requirements For Employers

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Both the New York State Legislature and the New York City Council recently adopted new legislation targeting sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. ...more

[Webinar] Preparing for New York State and New York City’s New Sexual Harassment Prevention Mandates: What Employers Should...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

New York State and New York City each have passed sweeping measures intended to combat harassment in the workplace. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the New York City Council’s legislation into law soon. Similarly,...more

New York City Enacts Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of legislation referred to as the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” described by the City Council as critical to creating safe workplaces in New York City. The...more

New York City Council Passes Legislative Package Aimed At Preventing Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The New York City Council passed a package of legislation on April 11, 2018, that will strengthen the City’s laws against harassment in the workplace. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the legislation into law in the...more

Georgia AG Announces $8.5 Million Settlement with Debt Collector

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On April 4, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (“Georgia AG”) announced? an $8.5 million settlement with a national debt collector, resolving allegations that the company violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act...more

#MeToo Movement’s Impact on Nondisclosure Agreements or Clauses Covering Sexual Harassment

by Hogan Lovells on

Employers and employees entering into separation or settlement agreements have traditionally agreed to nondisclosure clauses that prohibit disclosure of the agreement or the circumstances leading to its execution. ...more

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