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In January, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws, issued proposed new harassment guidance seeking input from the public.  The public comment period ended March 21, 2017. One big take away from the Guidance is that it is the EEOC’s position that discrimination and harassment based on […]

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the federal watch dog charged with enforcing anti-discrimination statutes, released statistics regarding the number and subject matter of charges filed in fiscal year 2016. The total received was 91,503 charges which is an increase of approximately 2,000 charges from 2015. As in 2015, retaliation charges continue to be the […]

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Employment Law Strategist  February 2017 Did you know your employment practices could violate antitrust law? This is the message to be gleaned from joint guidance recently issued by the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) (collectively, the “Agencies”).  The Agencies issued this guidance to remind employers that, […]

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Employers gave a sigh of relief late last year when a judge permanently enjoined the government from carrying out changes which would have significantly impacted the labor relations landscape. Given the new administration and its selection of the new Labor Secretary, it appears this issue is over for the foreseeable future. For years, the government […]

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We have previously reported that several states (California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington) have laws prohibiting employers from checking credit reports unless permitted under certain limited circumstances. New York City joined this trend over a year ago.  On September 3, 2015, the Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (“SCDEA”) went into effect, amending […]

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