As employers are learning about the many trends and changes that are bringing pay equity issues to the fore, they are asking questions regarding what
New York City employers take note: under the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”), it is now considerably more difficult for employers to establish “undue hardship” in the context of denying an employee’s request for a reasonable accommodation due to his or her religious observance or practice.
On April 6, 2011, the Job Protection and Civil Rights Enforcement Act of 2010 (SB-72) died in House Committee by a close 5-4 vote.
Acting swiftly on one of his campaign promises, President Obama today signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S. 181).
On January 27, 2009, the House of Representatives passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which now heads to President Obama for signature.
Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it settled a nationwide sex discrimination lawsuit against LA Weight Loss Centers, Inc. (renamed Pure Weight Loss, Inc. in 2007) for $20 million and other relief.
Effective October 1, 2007, and for the first time in Maryland’s history, Maryland’s legislature granted employees statewide the right to bring a private cause of action, with the right to ask for jury trials, and receive compensatory and punitive damages under Maryland’s anti-discrimination law (“Article 49B”).