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WPI State of the States: Lawmakers Keep Their Focus on Equal Pay Measures

by Littler on

As the holiday season approaches, legislative activity at the state level is starting to slow down. The California General Assembly closed out its term, for example, giving employers a breather until January. Illinois’...more

California’s Employment Law Class of 2017: The Summarized Laws and Recommendations for Compliance

by Reed Smith on

NEW LAW: Effective January 1, 2018, California employers cannot ask a job applicant about his or her prior salary or seek out an applicant’s salary history through a third party. Employers may consider prior salary...more

Fenwick Employment Brief - Summer 2017 Update

by Fenwick & West LLP on

California Legislative and Agency Update - Read about the latest California cities to increase hourly minimum wages, newly expanded transgender protections, criminal background check limitations and other changes in...more

No Summer Break for Employers: New Duties Start July 2017

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Just when you thought it was safe to relax for the summer, California is giving employers four new reasons to keep on their toes. Laws going into effect on July 1, 2017, will address (1) domestic violence,...more

North Carolina’s Bathroom Law Gets Flushed: What Employers Need To Know

by Fisher Phillips on

Last week, North Carolina’s controversial “bathroom law” was repealed – but not without further controversy. When Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation repealing the law on March 29, 2017, many were upset that the law was...more

Cleveland Law Allows Transgender Employees to Use Restroom Associated With Gender Identity

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Companies in Cleveland, Ohio, now must permit transgender employees and patrons to use the bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, and dressing facilities associated with the individual’s gender identity or...more

Where Do I Pee? “The Bathroom Corresponding to Your Gender Identity Says the EEOC

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Bathroom use by transgender individuals is today’s hot-button civil rights issue. The often strong and disparate opinions about the subject creates a conundrum for employers: How do we make everyone comfortable while...more

Oxford, Alabama, City Council Adopts Ordinance Restricting Access to Bathroom Facilities Based on Biological Sex

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The City Council of Oxford, Alabama, has enacted an ordinance regulating the utilization of bathroom or changing facilities within the City of Oxford, Alabama, making it unlawful for a person to use a bathroom or changing...more

Beyond the Bathroom: North Carolina’s H.B. 2 Also Flushes Local Employee Protections

by K&L Gates LLP on

The recent enactment of North Carolina’s H.B. 2, known as the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act” (the “Act”) has received widespread attention for its controversial restrictions on the use of certain...more

Bathrooms, Cakes, Wedding Poetry and DJs—Delving Into the North Carolina and Mississippi Laws on Transgender Issues

In the last several weeks, North Carolina and Mississippi have passed laws about transgender rights that have garnered headlines across the country. Although both touch on issues of transgender rights, they are actually very...more

New NC LGBT Legislation Eliminates All State Law Employment Discrimination Lawsuits

On March 23 following a one-day special session, the North Carolina General Assembly passed, and Governor McCrory signed HB 2, a bill that will have widespread effects on legal protections for employees in North Carolina. The...more

North Carolina General Assembly Does More Than Just Invalidate Charlotte’s LGBT Ordinance

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

On Wednesday night, March 23, 2016, the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill (HB) 2, which was then signed by Governor Pat McCrory. While HB 2 was prompted by the desire to overturn Charlotte’s recently enacted...more

Philadelphia Passes Ordinance Expanding LGBT Rights

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On April 25, 2013, Philadelphia City Council passed the LGBT Equality Bill, Bill No. 130224, which Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed into law on May 9, 2013. ...more

Phoenix Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Expanded to Include Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Residents

The Phoenix City Council recently amended the Phoenix City Code to add the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” to the code section currently prohibiting discrimination in employment, public...more

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