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McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Patchwork Approach to Addressing Sexual Harassment – One State at a Time (Part 1)

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There have been a variety of responses to the #MeToo movement since it began a little over a year ago. Employees have responded by filing more internal and external complaints. ...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

In #MeToo Era, EEOC Intensifies Focus On Workplace Sexual Harassment

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The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the lead agency that administers federal anti-discrimination laws, has publicly announced its preliminary data for Fiscal Year 2018 regarding charges of sexual harassment...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

A California Pickle: Should Employers Defend Alleged Harassers?

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Seyfarth Synopsis: When confronted with a lawsuit naming an individual employee as a defendant, should California employers run from the employee or provide a defense? The duty to indemnify employees often leaves employers in...more

Snell & Wilmer

How the #MeToo Movement Has Shifted the Legal Landscape and What Businesses Are Doing About It

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As of last month, the hashtag “#MeToo” was tweeted more than 8.1 million times. Not surprisingly, what has now evolved into the #MeToo movement has drawn the attention of legislators, courts, and the Equal Employment...more

Epstein Becker & Green

California Enacts Numerous Changes to Sexual Harassment and Other Laws Affecting the Workplace

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This year, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a number of bills affecting employers with California operations, many of which pertain to sexual harassment. Among the changes are the imposition of certain restrictions when...more

Murtha Cullina

New York State Revises and Finalizes its Sexual Harassment Policies and Training Requirements After Receiving Comments from...

by Murtha Cullina on

On October 1, 2018, New York State released final documents and resources in connection with its new sexual harassment prevention requirements. Along with the updated guidelines, the deadline to provide a first round of...more

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger...

New Laws Roll Out as the Governor Heads Out

Governor Jerry Brown has signed a number of laws into effect, many of which are designed to strengthen minority protections and bolster California’s laws against sexual harassment and assault. Many of these laws create new or...more

Morgan Lewis

Sexual Harassment and Sexism: A Guide for Employers in France

by Morgan Lewis on

Recent laws in France have focused on strengthening the fight against sexual harassment and gender-based violence, leading employers to consider the steps they must take to fight such conduct in the workplace....more

Fox Rothschild LLP

UPDATE: NY Clarifies Deadline For Employers To Provide Harassment Training To Employees

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In our July 24, 2018 post, we reminded employers that mandatory harassment training was going to be required of all employers in New York. ...more

Orrick - Global Employment Law Group

#MeToo One Year Later: The Legislative Reaction

On October 15, 2017, the #MeToo movement began in earnest following a tweet by actress Alyssa Milano. To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #MeToo movement, the Orrick Employment Law and Litigation Blog will analyze...more

Carlton Fields

Inexperienced Class Counsel Stalls Class Certification While Defendants Attempt to Employ EEOC Conciliation Agreement Against...

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The Northern District of Illinois recently denied a motion for class certification based largely on the inexperience of class counsel, and simultaneously denied the defendant’s motion to deny class certification. ...more

Williams Mullen

EEOC’s Year-End Enforcement Actions Highlight Ongoing Focus On Stopping Sexual Harassment and Disability and Age Discrimination

by Williams Mullen on

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wrapped up its fiscal year on September 30, 2018. Leading up to this close out, the EEOC filed numerous enforcement actions against large companies for various alleged...more

Littler

Littler Global Guide - Denmark - Q3 2018

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Act on Protecting Trade Secrets- New Legislation Enacted- The new Act on Protecting Trade Secrets is based on an EU-directive, which aims to streamline and strengthen the effort on trade secrets within the EU....more

Baker Donelson

EEOC Fiscal Year-End Lawsuits Filed Provide Insight into Agency Priorities

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Every year around this time, as regular as college football tailgates and traffic jams, the EEOC files a flurry of lawsuits before the completion of its fiscal year at the end of September. ...more

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Get Your Story Straight!

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An employer’s facts in an investigation did not match those it reported to the EEOC in response to the same allegations. The employer created its own factual discrepancy, and based on the discrepancy, the 7th Circuit reversed...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

Start Spreadin’ the News: NYC’s “Cooperative Dialogue” Requirement for Accommodations is Effective Today

A spate of new state and local regulations is making it tougher to be an employer in the City That Never Sleeps. As previously covered by HR Legalist, new requirements for sexual harassment policies went into effect across...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Rosebud Restaurants To Pay $160,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment And Retaliation Lawsuit

Two Female Servers Sexually Harassed and One Fired for Complaining About Harassment and Slurs Against Blacks, Federal Agency Charged - CHICAGO - Rosebud Restaurants, Inc. will pay $160,000 to settle a sexual harassment...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Delaware Passes Sexual Harassment Law Which Includes Training Mandates For Employees

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Q. Does Delaware have any laws requiring employers to train employees on their harassment policy? A. Yes. On August 29, 2018, Delaware enacted a sexual harassment law aimed to broaden protections for workers against...more

Littler

Littler Global Guide - France - Q3 2018

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New “Essoc” Law - New Legislation Enacted - Law No. 2018-727 of August 10, 2018, (“Essoc” law, for a State in the service of a society of trust) allows companies to correct a mistake without penalty, provided it is the...more

Carlton Fields

The EEOC Finds Workplace Harassment Pervasive And Identifies It As A Priority

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On October 4, the EEOC issued a press release (“EEOC Releases Preliminary FY 2018 Sexual Harassment Data”) highlighting its significant work this past fiscal year to address the pervasive problem of workplace harassment....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

Polsinelli

New York State’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Requirements Now In Effect: What Employers Should Know

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In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, New York enacted legislation that is specifically targeted to sexual harassment in the workplace.  On October 1, 2018, New York released final guidance materials regarding the legislation,...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

New California Sexual Harassment Laws May Predict Trend in Other States

On the heels of the #MeToo movement, a number of states have passed or at least considered new laws intended to strengthen legal protections against workplace sexual harassment. Two weeks ago, California Governor Jerry Brown...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

[Webinar] Law Firms Under Siege: Protecting Your Firm From Employment-Related Claims - October 30th, 12:30pm ET

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Every week, it seems, we read about another law firm being sued for discrimination, pay inequality, and other employment-related issues. In this webinar, we will discuss specific measures to better protect your firm and its...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

How to Handle a #MeToo Moment: Legal, Language and Cultural Tips

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Background: As the #MeToo Movement continues, Chinese-owned companies in the U.S. and Chinese subsidiaries of U.S. companies are facing an increasing number of sexual harassment complaints from their employees. This Q&A aims...more

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