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Issues regarding pay equity have been front of mind for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) this year, as evidenced by the agency’s promise to “redoubl[e] its efforts” to ensure that government contractors are complying with the compensation evaluation portion of their affirmative action programming.

September 7, 2022
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It may, once again, be time for employers to review and update their COVID-19 workplace safety policies.

August 3, 2022
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In our April 28, 2022 post, we discussed New York City’s new salary transparency law that would require all New York City employers with more than four employees to state the minimum and maximum salaries whenever they “advertised” a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity.

May 10, 2022
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Beginning on May 15, 2022, New York City employers with more than four employees must state the minimum and maximum salary whenever they “advertise” a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity.

April 28, 2022
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President Biden is imminently expected to sign into law the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act” (the “Act”), which will have significant, immediate ramifications for employers who have entered into arbitration agreements with their employees.

February 23, 2022
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As someone who has tried more than his share of cases, I have come to the conclusion that retaliation claims are often more difficult to defend than plain discrimination claims.

February 2, 2022
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If you noticed headlines last week that the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation prohibiting employer from discriminating against job applicants because of their age, you might have wondered: does that mean it’s currently permissible to do so?

November 9, 2021
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Estimating, reporting, and mitigating risk concerning environmental justice (“EJ”) has increasingly become a complex undertaking. The EPA defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”

September 22, 2021
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Perhaps I should not have been surprised that my clients who have mandated COVID-19 vaccines have seen far more objections to their mandates based on religious grounds than on medical conditions or disabilities.

September 16, 2021
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September 1st is coming. And with it a change to Texas’ employment discrimination law arguably making supervisors or managers liable for sexual harassment. Now is a great time to dust off that sexual harassment training.

August 27, 2021
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A new report by economists from The University of Chicago (“Chicago”) and the University of California, Berkeley (“Berkeley”) is grabbing headlines for claiming it will show a number of Fortune 500 companies discriminate based upon whether names on applications are more traditionally associated with white applicants or with black applicants.

August 3, 2021
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Partners Maggie Peloso and Tom Wilson recently sat down to continue the “conVErsation” about the origins of the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Taskforce.

June 17, 2021
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