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McAfee & Taft

Across Campus: Title IX ‘pre-assault’ claims may increase liability for universities

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a body of law that prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Both students...more

Hogan Lovells

Pay Equity: Still a Growing Concern

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Pay equity continues to be a complex and evolving issue for employers. Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently ended its Component 2 pay data collection, employers still face substantial...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

A Change Is Gonna Come - Governor Murphy Announces Proposed Legislation to Revise New Jersey’s Anti-Workplace Harassment Laws for...

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Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 18, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy announced proposed legislation amending New Jersey’s anti-workplace harassment laws for both public and private employers. ...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Policy Matters Newsletter - February 2020 #2

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In the wake of the impeachment proceedings, the State of the Union, the Administration’s budget proposal, and the initial rounds of the battle to see who gets the Democratic Presidential nomination, it’s been pretty quiet on...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Medford Restaurant New China Sued by EEOC for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Despite Arrest at Work, Restaurant Manager Continued to Target Young Women, Federal Agency Charges - MEDFORD, ORE. - A Medford, Ore., restaurant violated federal law by allowing its former manager to repeatedly sexually...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 2.19.2020 | Top Story: Arguments Begin Regarding Facebook’s 2010 Tax Bill

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On Tuesday, a U.S. federal tax court began hearing arguments regarding Facebook’s 2010 tax bill. The IRS valued Facebook at $13.8 billion, while Facebook reported only $6.5 billion. The final tally could potentially cost...more

Pullman & Comley - Labor, Employment and...

They’re Back! What Should Employers Expect from the 2020 Connecticut General Assembly Session?

On February 5, 2020, the 2020 session of the Connecticut General Assembly began. The session is scheduled to adjourn on May 6, 2020.  Numerous proposed bills affecting Connecticut employers and employees will be unleashed...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

UK HR Two Minute Monthly: philosophical belief; equal pay; sexual harassment

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Our February 2020 update outlines key UK employment law developments from January. It includes cases on ethical veganism as a philosophical belief, equal pay and the difficulties in defending such claims, the impact of the...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

University’s Handling Of Students’ Pre-Assault Complaints Of Sexual Misconduct Open To Title IX Claim

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Three female former students who allegedly were sexually assaulted while undergraduates may sue their school for a policy of indifference to reports of sexual misconduct under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the...more

Jaburg Wilk

Love is in the Air and in the Office

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It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Many people meet their significant other in the workplace. However, according to Pat Benatar in her famous rock song, Love is a Battlefield. So, how can employers avoid getting...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Select Staffing to Pay $199,500 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Staffing Agency Allowed Sexual Abuse of Several Women Placed in Jobs at Albuquerque Police Unit, Federal Agency Charged - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Real Time Staffing Services, Inc., Employment Solutions Manage­ment, Inc., and...more

Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

Dr. Loveless Answers Your Workplace Romance Questions!

Back for 2020! NOTE FROM ROBIN: For the past two years, Employment & Labor Insider has been honored to feature a guest Valentine's post from the renowned advice columnist Dr. Loveless. I am delighted to announce that the...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Securities Fraud In The #MeToo Era: An Additional Source Of Liability

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A recent decision out of the Southern District of New York highlights a potential source of liability for companies and their directors in the #MeToo era. In addition to criminal liability and sunken profits, corporations and...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New York City Issues Guidance Clarifying New Independent Contractor Protections Under Human Rights Law

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) has released a factsheet providing guidance on its view of the scope of the anti-discrimination protections provided to individuals performing services as independent...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Event Driven #MeToo Lawsuit: An Update on the CBS Securities Class Action

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Last June, we wrote a Legal Update on Recent Developments in Securities Litigation: The "Event Driven" #MeToo Lawsuit. Event driven securities litigation is where negative events, instead of financial misstatements or...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 2.13.2020 | Top Story: Britain Investigates Ties Between Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Staley

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UK regulators are probing ties between disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and Barclays CEO Jes Staley. The bank’s board is so far standing 100% with Staley, who has expressed “regret” over his relationship with Epstein....more

Fisher Phillips

Web Exclusive: January 2020: The Top 14 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

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

Love at Work: 5 Things for Employers to Know

Workplace romances are inevitable. According to a recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management, one out of every three American adults is or has previously been in a workplace romance. Given this reality,...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

EEOC’s Inaugural Annual Performance Report Reveals Charge Drop And Hints Of A Litigation Shift

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Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 10, 2020, the EEOC released its first-ever Annual Performance Report (“APR”) for Fiscal Year 2019 (see here). The APR is an analysis of the EEOC’s litigation goals and performance results, and...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Key Trends in Executive Compensation, Employment Law and Compensation Committee Practices

On January 29, 2020, Skadden hosted the webinar “Key Trends in Executive Compensation, Employment Law and Compensation Committee Practices” presented by panelists Michael Bergmann, Executive Compensation and Benefits counsel;...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Hat World to Pay $33,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit

Lids' Retailer Fired Store Manager Who Reported Sexual Harassment and Filed a Charge with the EEOC, Federal Agency Charged - NORFOLK, Va. - Hat World, Inc., an Indianapolis-based retailer of sports hats and fan gear, will...more

Epstein Becker & Green

New York City Factsheet Clarifies New Independent Contractor Protections, Including Training and Accommodations

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An amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) that expands “employment” protections for freelancers and independent contractors (“Law”) became effective January 11, 2020. The New York City Commission on Human...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Doubletree Hotel in Jefferson City for Sexual Harassment

Male Room Inspector Sexually Harassed Female Housekeeper, Federal Agency Charges - ST. LOUIS - Two operators of a DoubleTree hotel in Jefferson City, Mo., violated federal law when they allowed a male room inspector to...more

Jones Day

A Detailed Review of 2019 Labor & Employment Legislation in California

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The first year of Governor Gavin Newsom’s term produced many significant pieces of employment legislation in California, including most prominently one law limiting the use of independent contractors for most businesses and...more

Morgan Lewis

EHRC Issues Guidance on Workplace Harassment and Sexual Harassment

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The UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued technical guidance setting out a detailed explanation of the law relating to harassment and sexual harassment, and offering employers practical recommendations...more

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