All Items: Employee Management

  • West Virginia Is 29th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana Use

    Date:
    April 28, 2017

    West Virginia has become the 29th state to permit medical marijuana use after Governor Jim Justice signed the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, which recognizes marijuana as a treatment for patients with certain specified serious health conditions.

  • 'Respectful Treatment' Biggest Driver of Job Satisfaction, Says SHRM Survey

    Date:
    April 24, 2017

    Although 65 percent of the 600 employees surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management said "respectful treatment of all employees at all levels" is very important for job satisfaction, only 38 percent said they are currently satisfied with the level of respect in their workplaces.

  • Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Landmark Ruling Finds

    Date:
    April 12, 2017

    In a first-of-its-kind ruling by a federal appellate court, the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • New York City Council Passes Legislation Banning Salary History Inquiries

    Date:
    April 11, 2017

    The New York City Council has approved a bill that would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary history during all stages of the employment process. Mayor Bill DeBlasio is expected to sign the legislation.

  • Supreme Court Rules on EEOC Subpoena Standard of Review

    Date:
    April 5, 2017

    The McLane Co., Inc., v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision aligns the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' standard of review for EEOC subpoenas with that of the other circuits.

  • Texas Roadhouse Settles EEOC Age Bias Lawsuit for $12 Million

    Date:
    April 4, 2017

    The Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve a class action lawsuit in which the EEOC accused it of engaging in a nationwide pattern and practice of age discrimination in hiring.

  • 11th Circuit Finds Title VII Does Not Ban Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    Date:
    March 17, 2017

    A divided 11th Circuit appellate court has ruled 2-1 that a gay woman who presents herself in a masculine manner cannot sue her former employer for sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

  • 9th Circuit Decision Protects Internal Whistleblowing Under Dodd-Frank

    Date:
    March 16, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision that protects individuals who complain internally, but who do not make an external complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision. The decision deepens an existing circuit split.

  • Paid Parental Leave Holding Steady, SHRM Survey Finds

    Date:
    March 14, 2017

    There was no statistically significant change between 2012 and 2016 in either the duration of job-guaranteed parental leave or in the provision of paid parental leave , according to a new survey of a nationally representative representative group of 920 employers.

  • Hugs May Create Hostile Work Environment, 9th Circuit Rules

    Date:
    March 2, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that unwelcome workplace hugs may give rise to a sexually hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The case is a reminder of the boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate workplace conduct.

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