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August 7, 2020

Puerto Rico Enacts Law on Workplace Harassment

On August 7, 2020, Puerto Rico enacted a law to prohibit and prevent abusive conduct against employees in the workplace that affects worker performance, alters workplace peace, and threatens the dignity of employees.

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August 5, 2020

Protections Under Title VII

This podcast explains Bostock v. Clayton County, the U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing protections for gay, lesbian, and transgender individuals under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and next steps in light of this decision.

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July 31, 2020

EEOC Expands Voluntary Resolution Efforts with Temporary Mediation and Conciliation Pilot Programs

Parties involved with EEOC charges of employment discrimination filed in the past month may notice some new language on the EEOC portal: “For charges filed after July 6, 2020, you may request mediation at any time during the charge process.”

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July 24, 2020

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Constitutionality of Challenged Provisions of Federal Genetic Non-discrimination Act

On July 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a split decision (5-4) holding that specific sections of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act were constitutional because they were within the jurisdiction of Parliament over criminal law.

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July 22, 2020

A Return to Workplace Civility: The NLRB Adopts the Wright Line Burden-Shifting Approach to Section 7 Speech

During a pandemic, protests, and a polarized election season, employers have walked an ever-increasingly fine line between protecting employee speech in the workplace and enforcing rules on workplace conduct.

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July 21, 2020

“Who Was that (Un)masked Man?” Does the Law Protect Employees and Guests Against Wearing Face Coverings?

What is an employer to do when an employee refuses to wear a face covering? What can an operator of a place of public accommodation do when a guest ignores the sign mandating face coverings?

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July 13, 2020

Long-Awaited Guidance on Illinois Department of Human Rights Employer Reporting Requirement Released

The Illinois Department of Human Rights has released guidance on new reporting requirements under the amended Illinois Human Rights Act.

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July 10, 2020

High Court Declines to Resolve Circuit Split on Whether Prior Salary is “A Factor Other Than Sex” that Can Justify a Pay Disparity Under the Federal Equal Pay Act

On July 2, 2020, the Supreme Court declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Rizo v. Yovino. The question for review whether prior salary is a “factor other than sex” that can justify a pay disparity under the federal Equal Pay Act.

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July 10, 2020

Navigating Limitations for Employer’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Despite best intentions, employers may be unknowingly setting themselves up for future lawsuits by improperly broadening diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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July 7, 2020

Labor and Employment Rulemaking Prominent in Spring 2020 Regulatory Agenda

The federal government recently released its unified federal regulatory agenda–the document that outlines regulatory and deregulatory actions agencies expect to take in coming months. Issues involving labor and employment featured prominently on the list.

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