A handbook statement addressing discrimination on the basis of gender, gender identity and transgender status has been added to the New York employee handbook to help New York City employers comply with the law.
A new statement has been added and several statements have been updated in the Massachusetts employee handbook as a result of legal developments providing for paid leave to attend Veterans Day-related activities and the extension of discrimination protections based on veteran status.
As a result of new amendments to California's Fair Employment and Housing Act regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation prevention policy requirements, two new handbook statements have been added and three handbook statements have been removed.
As women make up over half of today's workforce, a significant number of employees and applicants are pregnant women as well as mothers returning to work after childbirth. As such, an employer faces multiple issues in managing pregnant employees.
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