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Panicked Over EEO-1 Rulings?
May 29, 2019
I hope that everyone who is required to file an EEO-1 report has filed Component 1 (the original demographic data you have filed for years) by now. Although the government shutdown pushed back the dates for submitting the information this year, everyone knew it would have to be done.
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Vetos the Ban the Box Bill
May 28, 2019
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced on May 24, 2019 that he was vetoing HB994, the “Ban the Box” bill.
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New EEOC Chair, New EEOC Direction?
May 23, 2019
It took only 23 months, but on May 8, 2019, the United States Senate approved President Trump's nomination of Janet Dhillon to become Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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Costly COBRA Calculation
May 23, 2019
In the recent case of Morehouse v. Steak-N -Shake, Inc., the district court for the Southern District of Ohio concluded that the company failed to comply with the notice requirements under COBRA.
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Debt or No Debt? Your Employees’ Future in the Balance
May 22, 2019
Debt can alter one’s future trajectory for good or for ill.  The latter is reflected in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.
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NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Deflate Scabby the Rat
May 20, 2019
Scabby, the gnarly, diseased, inflatable rat, has long been recognized as a symbol of a labor protest.
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Does “Sex” Encompass Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity? The Supremes Will Soon Decide
May 15, 2019
A more conservative Supreme Court than we’ve seen in recent history is poised to consider whether Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination based on “sex” includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Extension to Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Deadlines & Public Hearing Dates Announced by Department
May 8, 2019
The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has recently announced several important changes and provided additional information regarding the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML), which goes into effect July 1, 2019.  It also has announced Public Hearing dates for the draft regulations.
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Lactation Law Verdict Sends a Message: Don’t Mess With Mom!
May 7, 2019
$3.8 million dollars. That’s what a Tucson, Arizona jury awarded to a former fire paramedic denied workplace accommodations required under the Fair Labor Standards Act for women who want to pump breast milk for their infants.
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EEOC to Require Employers to Submit Both 2017 and 2018 Compensation Data by September 30, 2019
May 6, 2019
We recently reported that following protracted legal battles, the EEOC confirmed that Component 1 race, gender and ethnicity data for calendar 2018 must be filed no later than May 31, 2019 using the currently available portal, and Component 2 pay data for calendar year 2018 must be filed no later than September 30, 2019.
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Being Required to Hire Female Escorts Is Not Actually a Title VII Violation
May 1, 2019
In Butto v. CJKant Resource Group, LLC, a male executive was terminated after complaining about being required to arrange female escorts for his married supervisor and perform other activities to facilitate his supervisor’s infidelity.
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Prior Planning Prevents Legal Liability: Josh Leadford and Masud Labor Law Group get the Win
April 30, 2019
Between frequently changing legislation, state and federal regulatory bodies, and judicial rulings, the intricacies of labor and employment law can result in legal liability for even the best managed businesses.
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Tweets Follow

Jun 17

New York City to Limit Prehire Marijuana Testing in May 2020 https://t.co/RDIX06e0rk

Jun 17

No Solicitation: #NLRB Decision Allows Employers to Prohibit Union Solicitation in the Workplace https://t.co/LdsjxAsCrb

Jun 14

Illinois: Hotel & Casino Employee Safety Act Protects Employees from Sexual Harassment & Assault https://t.co/IcNpD0ZAh5