Continuing to gather momentum, as of October 2022, CROWN Act legislation has been passed in 18 states since its inception in 2019.
The labor shortages faced by the construction industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic present an opportunity to focus on attracting a diverse pool of workers and on a renewed commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
In this episode of Dimensions of Diversity, host Lloyd Freeman is joined by Courtney A. Munnings.
n August 16, 2022, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its landmark decision, Williams v. Kincaid, holding that gender dysphoria qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act. The Fourth Circuit is the first Federal Court of Appeals to make this ruling.
Years before the Time’s Up movement erupted and the #MeToo hashtag went viral, the seven major Hollywood studios—Paramount, Disney, Warner Bros.
As we reported in our blog discussing an LASC judge striking down a law that required California companies to have racially diverse boards (AB 979): Judge Rules That Race and LGBT Quotas for Corporate Board Members Violate the California Constitution, another LASC judge was presiding over a trial in which the plaintiff was challenging a different law that required California companies to have a certain number of women on their boards.
There are two key cases pending before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Florida’s “Stop W.O.K.E. Act”: the Falls, et al. v. DeSantis, et al., matter (No. 4:22-cv-00166) and the Honeyfund.com, et al. v. DeSantis, et al., matter (No. 4:22-cv-00227). The Northern District of Florida has issued its first order on the Act, which went into effect on July 1, 2022.
The new Chicago Ordinance on sexual harassment, effective July 1, 2022, requires that an employer maintaining a business facility within the geographic boundaries of Chicago must have a written policy—including a conspicuously displayed notice poster in English and Spanish—documenting the prohibition of sexual harassment.
Government contractors are required to perform pay equity audits as part of their affirmation action obligations. Now, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a new Directive clarifying its authority to access those pay equity audits and confirming that those audits cannot be sheltered as privileged.
The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill aimed at preventing employers from requiring workers to arbitrate sexual harassment and assault claims. The bill will now go to President Biden for his expected signature. Known as the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021,” the bill will amend the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to prohibit enforcement of contract clauses that require arbitration of workplace sexual harassment or assault claims.
Both the House and Senate have passed legislation under the Railway Labor Act to avoid a railroad strike by imposing the bargaining agreement brokered by President Joe Biden in September 2022.
College life was just one of the many things affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The regulations implementing the CCPA require that a business verify the identity of a consumer that submits a specific-information access request to a “reasonably high degree of certainty.”
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in November 2022 released a targeted exam letter pertaining to communications for crypto products and services.
It has been a long and heated debate as to whether NFTs and certain cryptocurrencies can be deemed as securities under applicable laws and precedents.
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