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EEOC Determination: Denial of Transition-Related Health Care Benefits Violates Title VII Rights of Transgender Employees
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

In a recent Letter of Determination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") found probable cause to believe an employer violated


New California Workplace Harassment Guide Is Useful Tool for Preventing and Addressing Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2017

On May 2, 2017, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) issued a Workplace Harassment Guide, which offers recommendations for


Massachusetts Equal Pay Law
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

Effective January 1, 2018, Massachusetts' equal pay law will impose new and broad sweeping requirements on employers. At its core, the law prohibits


“Battle-ready” Privacy Shield gets muted welcome from EU data protection authorities
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 28 2016

On 26 July, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) released a statement outlining its opinion on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, which was


HHS Office of Civil Rights Releases Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities Using the Minimum Data Set to Facilitate Opportunities to Live in the Most Integrated Setting
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued new guidance to help long-term care facilities comply


Major Changes To Nondiscrimination Requirements Under ACA Effective Soon: Are Covered Entities Ready?
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2016

The HHS Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") published a final rule May 18, 2016, broadening the nondiscrimination requirements applicable to all health


Reminder to New Jersey Employers: Shortening the Law Against Discrimination’s Statute of Limitations is Prohibited
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2016

Employers in New Jersey should be aware that a recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision invalidated a contractual provision that shortened the


CMS Proposes Changes to Hospital CoPs to Promote Quality, Strengthen Discrimination Protections
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2016

CMS has published a proposed rule on June 16, 2016 that would update the standards hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) must meet to


European Commission moves to restrict geoblocking
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • European Union
  • June 13 2016

On 25 May 2016 the European Commission published draft legislation aimed at restricting the use of geoblocking and similar practices by websites


Reminder for NYC Employers: Ban on ‘Caregiver’ Discrimination Has Taken Effect
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

On May 4, a New York City law barring discrimination against "caregivers" took effect. Specifically, the law prohibits employers from taking an