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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 12 Sep 2016

Pay Equity FAQs: Answers to the Questions That Keep You Up at Night

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


Epstein Becker Green | USA | 16 Sep 2011

New York City raises the bar for employers to show 'undue hardship' in addressing employees' religious accommodation

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.


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 1 Jun 2011

Proposed amendments to Colorado anti-discrimination act to add compensatory and punitive damage remedies die in House Committee

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.


Reed Smith LLP | USA | 29 Jan 2009

President Obama signs Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, placing new burdens on employers

Acting swiftly on one of his campaign promises, President Obama today signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S. 181).


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 28 Jan 2009

Ledbetter Act expands statutes of limitation, exposes employers to liability for decisions made many years earlier

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.


Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd | USA | 15 Dec 2008

Weight loss center settles sex discrimination lawsuit

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.


Venable LLP | USA | 16 Oct 2007

Employers face significant new challenges under Maryland’s amended anti-discrimination statute

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”).

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