Employee Management items

  • New Indiana Law Protects Veterans from Discrimination

    15 April 2014

    On March 25, 2014, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a law aimed at creating employment opportunities for veterans.

  • Gay Employee's Gender Stereotyping Claim Survives Motion to Dismiss

    14 April 2014

    The United States District Court for the District of Columbia denied an employer's motion to dismiss a homosexual employee's claim that he was discriminated against for failing to conform to the employer's traditional male stereotypes.

  • 5th Circuit Affirms NLRB Determination Striking Down Confidentiality Policy

    11 April 2014

    The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) determination that an employer's confidentiality policy prohibiting employees from disclosing all company financial and personnel information was overly broad and in violation of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

  • President Obama Takes Action to Promote Equal Pay for Employees of Federal Contractors

    10 April 2014

    In an effort to enforce equal pay laws and combat wage discrimination, on April 8 - National Equal Pay Day - President Obama signed two executive measures aimed at federal contractors. Based on these measures, federal contractors should review their compensation policies and practices to make sure they comply with the equal pay laws.

  • Mississippi Federal Court: Fired Professor's Religious Speech Not Protected by First Amendment

    03 April 2014

    A Mississippi federal court has ruled that a public university professor's religious speech to his students and colleagues was not protected from employer discipline or termination by the First Amendment because he spoke on his official capacity as a professor.

  • West Virginia Enacts Pregnancy Discrimination Law, Requires Reasonable Accommodations

    01 April 2014

    West Virginia has enacted the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which prohibits discrimination and harassment against women affected by pregnancy, child birth and related medical conditions in the workplace.

  • New York City Law Would Protect Unpaid Interns From Discrimination and Harassment

    01 April 2014

    The New York City Council recently passed a bill to amend the City's Human Rights Law to protect unpaid interns from workplace discrimination and harassment and provide them with the right to sue for alleged violations in court or by filing a complaint with the Commission on Human Rights.

  • New Mexico Expands Posting Requirements

    31 March 2014

    New Mexico has expanded its mandatory posting requirements for employers to include notice of human trafficking resource center hotline information. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has signed into law H.B. 181, which had been unanimously passed by the legislature.

  • EEOC to Increase Civil Monetary Fines for Posting Requirement Violations

    21 March 2014

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has joined a number of other federal agencies in increasing the civil monetary fines that may be assessed for violations of the statutes it enforces. These increases, upping the maximum penalty from $110 to $210, are part of a legally-required periodic review on possible adjustments for inflation.

  • EEOC Releases New Publications on Employee Religious Garb, Grooming

    17 March 2014

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released two new publications instructing employers with regard to employee religious garb and grooming in the workplace: a lengthy Question and Answer Guide as well as a Fact Sheet on religious discrimination and accommodation. The EEOC notes that this guidance comes after a marked increase in the number of religious discrimination lawsuits.

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