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Germany Rings in 2019 by Adopting Intersex Gender Status

As of January 1, 2019, intersex Germans, meaning Germans with sex characteristics not fitting neatly within the standard understanding of males and females, will be able to register their gender as “divers,” which translates...more

Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC

New York Passes GENDA: Discrimination Now Prohibited Based on Gender Identity or Expression

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On January 15, 2019, the New York legislature passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (“GENDA”). GENDA, which faced more than a decade of impasse in the State Senate, now awaits Governor Cuomo’s expected...more

Fisher Phillips

New York Bans Transgender Discrimination

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The New Year has brought long-awaited and historic change to the legal rights of the LBGTQ community in the Empire State. On January 15, the State Assembly and State Senate voted to pass the Gender Expression...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

New York State Legislature Passes Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act

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Seyfarth Synopsis:  Both houses of the New York State Legislature passed the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity or expression and adds offenses motivated...more

Hogan Lovells

What New York Employers Should Know Regarding the Rights of Transgender Employees

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About 1.4 million Americans recognize themselves – surgically or otherwise – as a gender other than the one they were born into....more

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

What To Expect In California Employment Law For 2019

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In many ways, 2018 was a bellwether year for California employment law, seeing major changes in the laws pertaining to sexual harassment, independent contractors, and a whole host of other issues. Does 2019 hold as many big...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Top Five Most Intriguing Developments Of 2018 In EEOC-Initiated Litigation (And Preview Of Our Annual EEOC Litigation Report)

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Seyfarth Synopsis: We are once again pleased to offer our readers an analysis of the five most intriguing developments in EEOC litigation in 2018, in addition to a pre-publication preview of our annual report on developments...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Podcast: SCOTUS: Looking Back and Looking Forward

In this episode, Akin Gump Supreme Court and appellate practice co-head Pratik Shah discusses the big cases from the preceding U.S. Supreme Court Term and looks ahead at interesting cases in the new Term. Among the topics...more

Ark Group

The basics and beyond – how to raise the bar for LGBTQ diversity in the legal profession

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In this extract from Ark Group’s The Diversity Agenda: Lessons and Guidance from the Legal Profession - Wesley D. Bizzell – senior assistant general counsel for Altria Client Services and president-elect of the National LGBT...more

LeClairRyan

Is Religious Freedom On A Collision Course With Newly Gained Civil Rights?

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Since the United States Supreme Court issued Obergefell in 2015, there have been dark predictions that religious freedom and other, more recently gained, civil rights protections are on a collision course. Recent developments...more

Littler

Littler's Executive Employer Survey – Europe 2018

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This report summarises the results of Littler’s first annual European survey on which legal and HR issues are having the greatest impact on the workplace. It is based on survey responses from over 800 C-suite executives, HR...more

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Cuyahoga County, Ohio Employer of Four or More? Ordinance Expands LGBTQ Protections

Employees in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, now enjoy more expansive protections against discrimination than they do under Ohio and federal law. On September 25, 2018, the Cuyahoga County Council passed County Ordinance No....more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

In Oregon, Employers Await Guidance As New Equal Pay Law’s January 1, 2019 Effective Date Looms

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has issued proposed regulations interpreting the provisions of the new Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017, which will become effective January 1, 2019. ...more

Littler

WPI State of the States: What State and Local Measures Will Appear on the Ballot?

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After the California legislature adjourned—sending several noteworthy labor and employment bills to Governor Brown for his veto or signature in September—only a few states remain in active session. ...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

DOJ Contradicts EEOC over Title VII’s Applicability to Transgender Employees

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The Department of Justice is now squarely at odds with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission over whether Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination also applies to discrimination against transgender employees. ...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

New Definition of “Sex” Eliminates Protection for Transgender Individuals

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The Trump Administration is challenging the rights of transgender individuals with its proposal to eliminate federal protection under Title IX. According to a memo obtained by the New York Times, the Department of Health and...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

What Remedy for Transgender Students if HHS Succeeds in Narrowly Redefining Gender Under Title IX?

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently revealed the agency's proposal to narrow the legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans discrimination based on sex in...more

Franczek P.C.

Impact of Changes in Federal Government’s Transgender Approach in Illinois

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A flurry of recent news reports signals a marked change by the Trump administration of the Federal government’s approach toward the rights of transgender students in public education. What, if any, practical implications do...more

Littler

Littler Global Guide - India - Q3 2018

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HIV Act: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Issues Official Notification - New Legislation Enacted - On September 10, 2018, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued notification of the HIV Act, which aims to...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

National Coming Out Day: The Legal Pipeline Continues to Flow for LGBTQ Employees

An estimated 9 million adults in the United States are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Eighty-seven percent of U.S. residents report knowing someone who is lesbian or gay, and half report having a close lesbian or gay...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP - MoFo+

MoFo Contributes to Landmark Reversal of Hong Kong Immigration Department’s Policy Regarding Rights for Same-Sex Non-Local...

Morrison & Foerster was part of a 31-strong coalition of international financial institutions and law firms which took part in an effort to revise the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s policy regarding non-local dependents’...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

The Future of Bathroom Accommodations for Transgender Employees in Pennsylvania

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The protections afforded to transgender employees in Pennsylvania are increasing but remain uncertain. In August 2018, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (“PHRC”) issued guidance to elaborate on the meaning of “sex”...more

Hogan Lovells

New York State Sexual Harassment Model Policy and Training Requirements Finalized: Employers Get a Welcome Extension to Implement

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Earlier this week, the New York Governor’s office finalized materials for New York State employers to implement sexual harassment policies and training.  While draft guidance was circulated to the public in August 2018, the...more

Bowditch & Dewey

Trump Administration Changes Visa Policy for Same-Sex Couples

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On Monday, October 1, the Trump administration stopped granting visas to non-married same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and officials and employees of the United Nations (“UN”). This policy change applies equally to...more

BakerHostetler

The BakerHostetler Quarterly New York Employment Newsletter

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Welcome to the second edition of The BakerHostetler Quarterly New York Employment Law Newsletter. We are pleased to share our analysis of some key employment trends, in-depth discussions regarding recent developments and what...more

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