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Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Let The Sunshine In: California & New York Prohibit Discrimination Based On Hairstyle

Within the past two weeks, both California and New York have passed laws prohibiting employers from discriminating based upon hairstyle. Governor Gavin Newsom signed California’s “CROWN Act” (Create a Respectful and Open...more

Hogan Lovells

Employment News: harassment, equality

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Cut it out! Covenant severed to make it enforceable - In Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd the Supreme Court revisited the question of when it is possible to sever words from a restrictive covenant to make it enforceable, taking...more

Orrick - Global Employment Law Group

Newly Crown’d: California Becomes First State to Ban Discrimination Based on Natural Hair

On July 3, 2019, California governor Gavin Newsom signed the Crown Act into law, making California the first state to ban discrimination based on Natural Hair....more

Littler

You Can’t Touch My Hair: California Bans Racial Discrimination Based on Hairstyle with CROWN Act

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On July 3, California made history by enacting the Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act, becoming the first state to ban discrimination on the basis of hairstyles associated with race. The...more

Polsinelli

California Bans Discrimination Against Natural Hair

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On July 3, 2019, Governor Gavin Newson signed Senate Bill 188, styled “Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair” (the CROWN Act), updating California’s anti-discrimination law, the Fair Employment and Housing...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

California Becomes First State To Ban “Hair Discrimination”

Effective January 1. In 2006, R&B singer India.Arie released a song titled “I Am Not My Hair.” The song highlights the struggle many Black people face when deciding between wearing a natural hairstyle versus a more...more

Fisher Phillips

Governor Newsom Signs Law Prohibiting Employment Race Discrimination Based on Hairstyles

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Governor Newsom recently signed legislation to provide that prohibited employment discrimination based on race under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) also includes discrimination based on hair texture and protective...more

Fisher Phillips

Elizabeth Warren Becomes Latest Candidate To Unveil Pay Equity Plan

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A few months ago, Kamala Harris unveiled an ambitious plan to introduce stricter legal measures to force employers to comply with pay equity standards. Fellow senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Global Ministries Sued by EEOC for Retaliation

Communications Specialist Fired for Complaining About Race Discrimination, Federal Agency Charges - ATLANTA - The general board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, Inc. doing business as Global Ministries...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Proctor Financial for Retaliation

Financial Services Company Disciplined a Black Employee for Complaining About Discrimination, Agency Charges - DETROIT - Proctor Financial, Inc., a company based in Troy, Mich., that provides insurance products for...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues George W. Morosani and Associates, LLC for Retaliation

Company Fired Employee Because He Complained Supervisor Used Racial Slurs, Federal Agency Charges - ASHEVILLE, N.C. - George W. Morosani and Associates, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company headquartered in...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

New York State Set to Enact Ban on Salary History Inquiries

In a continuation of its recent legislative push to expand the reach of anti-discrimination laws, New York State is set to be the latest jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking job applicants and employees about their...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New York Adopts Laws Aimed at Combating Salary Inequality and Race Discrimination

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In the final days of its 2019 Session, the New York State Legislature passed three bills that, respectively, will bar employers from inquiring about applicants’ past salary history, prohibit wage differentials based on...more

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Alabama Enacts New Equal Pay Law to Prevent Wage Disparity on Basis of Sex or Race

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On June 11, 2019, Alabama’s governor, Kay Ivey, signed equal pay legislation (the “Act”), which goes into effect on September 1, 2019. Alabama now joins a growing number of states, including California, Colorado, Maryland,...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Uncertain Landscape of Discrimination & Harassment Laws: Expanding the Definition of “Protected Class”

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Laws protecting individuals from discrimination and harassment in the workplace are expanding rapidly at the state and local levels, while the federal landscape remains unclear regarding LGBTQ rights. ...more

Hogan Lovells

Employment News: shared parental leave, working time, disability discrimination

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Fatherhood penalty – statutory shared parental pay not discriminatory - In Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd and The Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police v Hextall the Court of Appeal confirmed that paying enhanced...more

Norris McLaughlin, P.A.

New York City Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Hair

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Under new guidelines issued in February 2019 by the New York City Commission on Human Rights (“NYCCHR”), employer policies on grooming and appearance that target, limit, or otherwise restrict natural hair or hairstyles may be...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

Parental leave that is not gender-neutral can get expensive

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JPMorgan Chase recently announced that it reached a tentative settlement in a class action suit by male employees who claim they were denied equal parental leave to bond with newborns. ...more

Littler

Board Upholds Enforcement of Pre-Hire Arbitration Agreement

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The alternative dispute resolution landscape continues to evolve for employers with unionized workforces. Anheuser-Busch, LCC, 367 NLRB 123 (May 22, 2019), is the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) latest decision on the...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Cardinal Health and AppleOne for Race Discrimination and Retaliation

Health Care Services Company and Staffing Agency Fostered a Racially Charged Hostile Work Environment, Federal Agency Charges - LOS ANGELES - Cardinal Health, a global health care services and products company, and...more

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

U.S. District Court Highlights Job Reinstatement Obligations After FMLA Leave

On May 6, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied summary judgment on a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliatory transfer claim. The court found that the employer’s explanation for...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Danny’s Of Jackson, LLC. To Pay More Than $3.3 Million in EEOC Race Discrimination Case

Night Club to Pay Five Dancers for Repeated Race Discrimination, Federal Agency Charged - JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi federal court jury yesterday returned a verdict in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...more

Proskauer - California Employment Law

California Bill Aims to Prohibit Employers from Discriminating on Basis of Hairstyle

A new California bill aims to make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees based upon their hairstyles. SB 188, also known as the “CROWN Act” (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair),...more

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

EEO-1 Filers Required to Submit 2017 and 2018 Pay Data by Sept. 30

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In March of this year, a federal judge ordered the White House Office of Management and Budget to lift its stay of an Obama-era plan for businesses to turn over detailed pay and hours-worked data as part of their EEO-1...more

Fisher Phillips

Web Exclusive: April 2019: The Top 16 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number of changes for the past few years—and this past month...more

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