The Dallas Mavericks basketball team fired its head of human resources in the wake of a Sports Illustrated report detailing a hostile work environment in its front office. The report cited numerous complaints of a sexually hostile work culture by current and former staff members, both male and female, who pointed to the team's HR department as part of the problem.
The Supreme Court has ruled that an employee must provide information about securities law violations to the SEC in order to qualify for whistleblower protections under Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision.
Austin joins nine states and several other municipalities that have enacted paid sick leave laws in recent years. It is the first in the South to do so, establishing a beachhead for potential expansion of this trend into other liberal-leaning cities and towns in an otherwise-conservative region.
The EEOC has released its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022 following review of comments submitted on the draft Strategic Plan. The EEOC also submitted its FY 2019 budget request, seeking more than $1.8 million above the current budgetary level.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) resolved almost 15,000 more charges of workplace discrimination than the roughly 84,000 new charges it took in during fiscal 2017, reducing its backlog of unresolved charges to the lowest level in 10 years.
New Jersey has enacted a law to protect breastfeeding mothers from discrimination at work that goes beyond federal protections. However, the law permits an exception if an employer can show that providing an accommodation would pose an undue hardship.
Effective July 18, Big Apple employers will be required to grant employees' requests for a temporary change to their work schedule at least two times per calendar year for up to one business day per request.
The Maryland General Assembly has voted to override Governor Larry Hogan's veto of a 2017 bill to enact the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act, which mandates employers with 15 or more employees to provide paid sick and safe leave. The law is the ninth statewide paid sick leave law in the nation.
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