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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment Legal Settlements: What Employers Need To Know About The New Tax Act

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The new Tax Act prohibits employers from deducting payments to individuals alleging sexual harassment or sexual abuse if the settlement or payment requires the Claimant to execute a nondisclosure agreement....more

Sexual Harassment Training Must Now Include Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

In light of the substantial media attention given to sexual harassment issues in recent months, employers should anticipate new legislation on this topic. Senate Bill 396, however, was drafted before the increased focus on...more

Littler Global Guide - Sweden - Q4 2017

by Littler on

Swedish Labor Court Clarifies Employer’s Obligation to Investigate Claims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace - Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency - The Labor Court recently tried a case regarding...more

The New Year Brings New Rules to New York

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

As January draws to a close, New York employers are confronting the reality of many new laws and regulations that govern the employment relationship – from the new Paid Family Leave law, to the new federal tax law. We are...more

Me Too? Time for All Employers to Update their Anti-Harassment Policies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Sexual harassment has been headline news for many months now. It is almost impossible to go more than a few days without the headlines reporting another high-profile resignation or firing due to harassment allegations....more

Challenges Of Investigating Harassment Claims In The #Metoo Era

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

I don’t know Aziz Ansari and I can’t purport to know what happened in his apartment on the night of the first date that has headlined the news this week. But, after 17 years as a labor & employment attorney, with a specialty...more

Baby, It's Cold Outside

by Baker Donelson on

Baby, It's Cold Outside – a 1944 duet covered by Dean Martin, Doris Day, and others – is a classic you have likely heard in the past few weeks. The exchange between male and female singers tracks a conversation in which he...more

Littler Global Guide - India - Q4 2017

by Littler on

Delhi High Court: “Mere Physical Contact” Not Sexual Harassment - On October 31, 2017, the Delhi High Court passed a landmark judgment in the case of Shanta Kumar v. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...more

Aziz Ansari, And 10 Old-Fashioned Ways To Bail On A Bad Date

Just say no! Of course, the Aziz Ansari "date debacle" (or whatever it was) was not a workplace harassment situation. First, Mr. Ansari and his anonymous date were not co-workers. Second, Mr. Ansari may have been...more

[Event] Nossaman's 2018 Emerging Employment Issues Seminar - February 8th, 9th, 28th, & March 1st - Four California Locations

by Nossaman LLP on

Don't miss this important annual employment law update! Please join us for this complimentary seminar on cutting-edge employment law issues. The 2018 employment landscape is significantly different and this seminar will...more

Harvey Weinstein, Tax Reform, And Nondisclosures - Oh My!

by Roetzel & Andress on

There is no doubt that the movement known as #MeToo has brought workplace sexual harassment to the forefront of conversation and is both a top priority and concern for all employers. One of the many names associated with this...more

Employers Beware: Tax Law Change Eliminates Tax Deductions Relating to Certain Settlements

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The #MeToo movement has had far-reaching implications and appears to have influenced the new federal tax law. The legislation contains a provision that has received little attention but that may have serious, unintended...more

The Bubbler: January 2018

2017 is in the books and 2018 is now upon us. A dramatic close to 2017 on Capitol Hill ushered in sweeping changes to the tax code that will begin to impact both employers and employees in a number of ways – some more...more

New and Proposed Tax Legislation Present New Difficulties for Employers Attempting to Settle Sexual Harassment Claims

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Most employers have heard of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, and have contemplated what it may mean for them. What has been largely overlooked, however, is a denial of deduction buried deep in...more

Employment Defense: It’s Raining Complaints

by Lewitt Hackman on

If you missed recent news regarding the #MeToo movement – welcome back from outer space! The Me Too movement has been sweeping the U.S. and the world since October 2017, encouraging women and men to speak up about sexual...more

Prior Harassment Warning Used to Attribute Knowledge of Subsequent Conduct to Employer

Under Title VII, employers are only liable for an employee’s – as opposed to a supervisor’s – sexual harassment of a co-worker if it knew or should have known of such conduct. Last month in an unpublished decision, the Second...more

New Tax Act Bars Deductions for Settlements Related to Certain Sexual Harassment Claims

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) has been touted as the largest tax reform since 1986. Among its many provisions, the Act adds a new section to the Internal Revenue Code (Section 162(q)) targeting...more

Time’s Up: I am woman, hear me roar

by FordHarrison on

“So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight,...more

New Tax Reform Brings Changes to Taxation of Settlements

by Morgan Lewis on

Settlements with the government and those related to sexual harassment claims, as well as certain attorney’s fees, will be impacted by newly disallowed deductions....more

Governor Cuomo Unveils Planned Attack on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Following national attention on the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began the year with his 2018 State of the State Address with a proposal to combat sexual harassment in the...more

New Tax Bill Includes Novel “Harvey Weinstein” Provision to Prevent Sexual Harassment

by Reed Smith on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with the goal of completely revamping the tax code. In addition to changing many basic facets of tax law, the bill also includes a provision in...more

#MeToo Impacts Harassment Damages/Taxes

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

The recently-enacted Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) includes an unheralded change to the tax law that will directly affect sexual harassment settlements. As a direct result of the recent highly-publicized cases...more

Legal Issues Business Leaders Need to Know in 2018

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

In recent years, the CFPB has struck fear into the C-suites of financial services companies. The agency was extraordinarily active in rulemaking that addresses every aspect of lending, prepaid cards and arbitration clauses in...more

#MeToo Movement Sparks State Legislation Attempting to Eliminate Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Employers and employees alike may see big changes in the upcoming year regarding state laws dealing with sexual assault and harassment in the workplace. Following the allegations against former film producer Harvey Weinstein...more

Employment Law - January 2018

New Tax Bill Deletes Deduction for Sexual Harassment Settlements - Why it matters - Employers, take note: The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains a provision that prohibits deductions for settlements or payments related...more

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