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  • Marijuana, Minimum Wage on the Ballot Again This Year

    Date:
    October 19, 2020

    This November 3, voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota will decide marijuana-legalization measures, and voters in Florida will decide a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2026.

  • Kansas City Joins Growing Trend of Hairstyle Discrimination Bans

    Date:
    October 15, 2020

    Effective November 1, Kansas City, Missouri's anti-discrimination law will ban policies that prohibit, limit or otherwise restrict hairstyles and hair texture associated with a particular race.

  • New California Laws Add Diversity Requirements for Companies

    Date:
    October 9, 2020

    Certain California-based companies will soon face new requirements for diversifying their corporate boards racially, ethnically and in terms of sexual and gender identity, plus new pay data reporting requirements.

  • EEOC's Republican Majority Cemented Through 2022

    Date:
    September 30, 2020

    Following the confirmation of three new commissioners, the EEOC can be expected to continue taking an employer-friendly approach on a variety of fronts, including wellness regulations and data collection.

  • Google Parent Agrees to $310 Million Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settlement, Will Implement DEI Initiatives

    Date:
    September 29, 2020

    Google's parent company has agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a group of shareholders. The lawsuit claimed that male executives who had been credibly accused of sexually harassing female employees were improperly awarded multi-million-dollar severance packages.

  • Corporations Step Up to Encourage Voting

    Date:
    September 23, 2020

    Many corporations have revised workplace policies to encourage employees to take time to vote or to serve as election workers in the November 3 election.

  • Portland Passes Toughest Facial-Recognition Ban in US

    Date:
    September 17, 2020

    Portland, Oregon, has adopted a landmark law banning private entities from using facial-recognition technology in all public accommodations. The ordinance notes that facial-recognition technology has been documented to perpetuate racial and gender bias.

  • Return-to-Work Coronavirus Testing Will Not Violate ADA, EEOC Says

    Date:
    September 16, 2020

    Testing employees for the presence of the COVID-19 virus before allowing them to enter the workplace generally will meet the "business necessity" standard of the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to updated guidance from the EEOC.

  • DOL Revises FFCRA Leave Rules

    Date:
    September 15, 2020

    The DOL has issued revised rules on leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act FFCRA in response to a federal district court ruling that struck down some of the previous rules' provisions.

  • CDC Recommends Businesses Install Security Systems, Provide Safe Areas to Limit Coronavirus-Related Violence

    Date:
    September 2, 2020

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have provided grocery stores, restaurants and other customer-facing businesses advice about how to prevent violence toward workers who may be enforcing policies and practices meant to help minimize the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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