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California broadens the scope of its equal pay law

USA - October 9 2015 On October 6, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the California Fair Pay Act. This new law amends the existing California equal pay…

Russell A. Jones, Susan W. Pangborn, Chuck Rice, James Smith

EEOC holds that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation

USA - July 20 2015 On July 16, 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), in a 3-2 decision, held that Title VII prohibits employers from…

Randall D. Avram, Jennifer Rasile Everitt, Diane L. Prucino

California clarifies paid sick leave statute

USA - July 15 2015 On July 13, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law clarifying amendments to California's paid sick leave statute, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy…

Russell A. Jones, Susan W. Pangborn, James Smith

DOL releases proposed changes to white-collar exemption rules estimated to affect five million employees

USA - July 1 2015 Currently, an employee can be classified as an executive, administrative, professional, or computer professional employee exempt from the minimum wage…

Randall D. Avram, Kathleen Dodd Barton, Thomas H. Christopher

Supreme Court holds that adverse employment action based on mere suspicion of need for religious accommodation may violate Title VII

USA - June 3 2015 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination based on religion. To that end, Title VII requires an…

Noelle A. Abastillas, Randall D. Avram, Yendelela Neely Holston, Russell A. Jones