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  • Maryland Paid Sick Leave Law Passed Over Governor's Veto

    Date:
    January 17, 2018

    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.

  • Trump Administration Takes Aim at Marijuana Legalization Movement

    Date:
    January 11, 2018

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that instructed federal prosecutors to take a hands-off approach in states where marijuana is legal. In a Justice Department memo, Sessions said the previous guidance undermined the rule of law.

  • Court Vacates Parts of EEOC Wellness Rule

    Date:
    January 4, 2018

    A federal court has vacated portions of the rules issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that would have allowed employers to increase healthcare insurance premiums of employees who do not participate in wellness programs. However, the order will not take effect until January 1, 2019, to avoid business disruptions.

  • Sexual Harassment Allegations Fell Powerful 9th Circuit Judge

    Date:
    December 27, 2017

    Sexual harassment claims by several former law clerks and other junior employees have ended the judicial career of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, who once served as chief judge of the circuit. President Trump will nominate a successor.

  • EEOC Commissioner Feldblum Nominated for Third Term

    Date:
    December 19, 2017

    Chai Feldblum joined the EEOC in 2010 under President Obama and has focused her service on employment of people with disabilities, pregnancy accommodation, sexual orientation and transgender discrimination, and harassment prevention.

  • EEOC Releases Draft Strategic Plans for FY 2018-2022

    Date:
    December 13, 2017

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will focus on aligning its resources to improve discrimination prevention and public education about the discrimination laws, according to a draft of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022.

  • Title VII Coverage of Sexual Orientation Left Unresolved by Supreme Court

    Date:
    December 12, 2017

    The US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, a case that could have settled the question of whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

  • Supreme Court Weighs Whether Colorado Baker May Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples

    Date:
    December 5, 2017

    A divided Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving a Colorado business owner who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. A decision is expected by June 2018, and will provide a glimpse of where the Court stands on LGBT issues.

  • New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law

    Date:
    November 17, 2017

    New York City has expanded its paid sick leave law to cover employees when they or a family member are the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking.

  • Federal Workflex Bill Would Preempt State, Local Paid Leave Laws

    Date:
    November 9, 2017

    A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) to include a voluntary option for qualified compensated leave and flexible workplace arrangements. If passed, the Workflex in the 21st Century Act will enable employers to comply with a single, national paid leave law instead of multiple state and local paid leave requirements.

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