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Ten Ways to Prevent Sex Discrimination in the Workplace

by Jaburg Wilk on

The #metoo movement has many employers worried about protecting their employees from discrimination and harassment. Employers often ask what they should be doing to prevent discrimination in the workplace and how best to...more

#MeToo Hasn’t Led To More Harassment Litigation … Yet

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

It’s been five months since the #MeToo movement burst onto the scene. Since then, the headlines have been dominated with accusations of grossly inappropriate behavior by prominent politicians, entertainers, business people,...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

New York #MeToo Initiatives—It’s No Longer Just an HR Issue

by Blank Rome LLP on

Stephen E. Tisman and Rither Alabre Propelled by the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the “#MeToo” movement, New York government officials have taken new steps to protect victims of sexual misconduct in the workplace....more

Broadcasters Prepare for Their #MeToo Moment

by Pillsbury - CommLawCenter on

People often conflate the term “FCC lawyer” with “Communications Lawyer,” thinking of an FCC Lawyer as someone who represents clients solely with regard to interactions with the FCC and its rules. A Communications Lawyer,...more

#MeToo: It Can't Happen Here...That's Just Hollywood

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

Those of you who have been working in HR for any length of time unfortunately can provide your own accounts as to why the above title is not true regarding sexual harassment....more

Employment Law This Week®: Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act, Joint-Employer Test, Guidance on MA Pay Equity Law, DOL’s PAID...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

The #MeToo Movement: The Critical Role of the Board in Preparing for, Responding to and Avoiding Sexual Misconduct Allegations

by WilmerHale on

As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, companies in nearly every major industry are dealing with allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment or even sexual assault—including allegations of widespread misconduct...more

SEC Reporting & Compliance and Corporate Governance Series

On February 13, 2018, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “ SEC Reporting & Compliance and Corporate Governance Series: Key Trends in Executive Compensation, Employment Law and Compensation Committee Practices.” Executive...more

Employer Tax Deductions for Confidential Sexual Harassment Settlements Are No More

The #MeToo sexual harassment awareness movement is more than a viral hashtag. #MeToo advocates gained notoriety as TIME magazine's “Person of the Year,” were heralded by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes, and challenged...more

#Timesup For The Healthcare Industry? Not If You Use The Frenzy To Make Meaningful Culture Change

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

As #MeToo and #TimesUp initiatives sweep the nation, the healthcare industry should pay attention. Recent nationwide media attention on sexual harassment in healthcare, coupled with stressful work environments, means...more

The Import of a Rapid, Fulsome Corporate Response to Allegations of Harassment

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The increased focus on issues of harassment is putting corporate culture under a microscope. Corporate management and board members—regardless of whether the entity is private, public or charitable—must adjust the way they...more

Microsoft Has Eliminated Mandatory Arbitration of Employee Sexual Harassment Claims. So, What?

The #MeToo movement. The #TimesUp movement. Icons of media and industry brought down by sexual harassment scandals that date back years and decades. All this has led to much discussion in state legislatures, in legal circles,...more

Business Litigation Report - February 2018

Defining Sexual Harassment: The State of the Law - Litigation involving sexual harassment, in a variety of forms, emerged as a recurring headline in 2017 and shows no sign of slowing in 2018. The increase in...more

Singapore: Key Employment Trends for 2018

by Morgan Lewis on

We are pleased to share some “crystal ball” predictions on employment trends we expect to see in Singapore in 2018. Among other trends, the momentum of the #MeToo movement is likely to trigger Singapore companies to implement...more

#MeToo Legal Impact Remains Unclear

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

The rise of the #MeToo movement is raising the question of whether sensitivity to sexual harassment of university employees will result in new policies and procedures similar to increased protections students received over...more

The NLRB Joins the #MeToo Movement

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As we previously posted, gender discrimination issues have been a hot topic at the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). Now, it seems the NLRB is even more on board the #metoo movement – but with a twist, sexual...more

Time's Up For Tax Breaks On Secret Settlements

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

#TimesUp and #metoo has dominated the news cycle for months. With the public spotlight on the Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and Larry Nassar scandals, some people fear confidential settlement agreements may perpetuate sexual...more

Even In The #Metoo Era, There Are Limits On How Employers Can Treat Office Romances

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The #MeToo movement has understandably made employers more concerned about sexual relations between coworkers. An office romance may seem consensual, but is it really? This is especially problematic when there’s a power...more

You Should Know - February 2018

Despite #MeToo Era, Many Employers Say #NotMe - Major revelations of sexual harassment in the workplace have started a long-overdue movement to protect all workers, but most often women, from a long history of abuse. You...more

Retailer - Winter 2018

If you haven’t heard of #MeToo, I can only assume you live under a rock. This viral hashtag has become a rallying point for people denouncing sexual harassment and assault, including everyone from Hollywood stars to your...more

A New Valentine’s Day Conundrum for Employers: Could Emoji Messages Amount to Harassment in the #MeToo Era?

It’s Valentine’s Day yet again, but this year the climate is different for employers. Between the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the near-daily collapse of famous and powerful men (and some women) due to allegations of...more

New Lawsuit Alleges Rush to Judgment in #MeToo Climate

Newton’s Third Law of Physics states that “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” A recent Complaint filed in the Southern District of New York suggests that this principle may also hold true for the...more

Massachusetts Legislature Considers Prohibiting Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Claims

A bill prohibiting mandatory arbitration of employment-related claims, introduced in late 2017 before the Massachusetts House of Representatives, continues to gain traction in early 2018. The bill (House Bill 4058), which...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - February 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

New Board Removal Action - The removal of four Wells Fargo directors, in connection with other sanctions imposed on the bank by the Federal Reserve, has far reaching implications for the corporate governance of large,...more

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