27 Feb

Employment News: PCPs, NDAs, unfair dismissal

In Ishola v Transport for London the Court of Appeal confirmed that it was not a provision, criterion or practice to require an employee to return to work before a proper investigation of his grievances was completed. His claim that the employer had not made reasonable adjustments therefore failed. >More

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27 Feb

Labor & Employment Quick Takes

New York City Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Effective May 10, 2020, New York City employers will no longer be able to test job applicants for marijuana. Such testing will now be considered a discriminatory practice in New York City. A few exceptions exist for certain types of jobs, such as law enforcement; work as a

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27 Feb

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2020: Pay Equity

Corporate Pay Equity When competing for top talent, equal pay matters. Boards of directors are increasingly demanding proactive measures to ensure equal pay, and many Fortune 500 companies are publishing the results of their equal pay studies. The legal landscape around pay equity is also shifting. A patchwork of recently enacted state and local laws

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27 Feb

After sexual misconduct allegations, reformed N.J. chamber train rolls on

Each year the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce rents out an entire Amtrak train, fills it with the state’s political and business elite, and sets off on a booze-filled networking junket to the nation’s capital. This year things will be different… Read More

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27 Feb

Coronavirus, Employment Law and You

With the United States bracing itself against the impending onslaught of the 2019 Coronavirus, employers need to focus on prevention and workplace safety, anticipate concerns of employees, implement pro-active procedures, and avoid legal pitfalls. Federal officials warned schools and businesses to prepare for a nationwide spread that has killed more than 2,770 worldwide. ..Read More

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27 Feb

Can an employer’s mission statement predict whether EEOC will come knocking?

The language organizations use in mission statements and other internal communication has a direct correlation to U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) enforcement actions, researchers have found. “We kept noticing these references to acting first and asking questions later … implying that that type of pursuit of goals had something to do with unethical behavior,

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25 Feb

Supreme Court could weigh in on scope of EEOC’s investigative powers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday will consider an apparel company’s request to review a ruling that said the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission may continue investigating a discrimination complaint, even after the worker who filed it sues their employer. The justices will take up VF Jeanswear LP’s petition for certiorari of a 9th U.S. Circuit

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25 Feb

Harassment, discrimination policies to take effect in Nevada

Call it the Steve Wynn regulation if you will, but by March 1, 2020, all licensed casino operators in Nevada will be required to supply a policy regarding sexual harassment and discrimination. Regulators created this regulation in response to allegations levied against former Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn. According to the new regulation, all licensed operators who

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25 Feb

New Jersey proposal would mandate discrimination, harassment policies

A bill proposed Feb. 18 by New Jersey’s Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, would require employers in the state to adopt a written nondiscrimination policy establishing policies and procedures against unlawful discrimination and harassment…Read More

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21 Feb

All NJ employers need sexual harassment, discrimination policies, Gov. Murphy says

All employers in New Jersey would put in place policies and training to prevent harassment and discrimination under one of several reforms proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday that are aimed at creating a safer work environment for employees across the state. The governor’s proposal comes amid heightened attention on how people in power and

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