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June 14, 2019

Puerto Rico DOL Issues Guidance on Law Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

On May 2019, the Puerto Rico Department of Labor (PRDOL) revised and updated its Protocol on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination pursuant to Act No. 22 of 2013.

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June 13, 2019

July Is Always the “New January” for Employment Laws, But This Year Takes the Cake!

Every year, there are numerous state laws and local ordinances that take effect after the first of the year - and 2019 is no exception. This article summarizes key labor and employment laws and ordinances that become effective in the next few months.

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June 13, 2019

Alabama Enacts Pay Equity Law

On June 10, 2019, Alabama enacted the state’s first wage equity law. The Clarke-Figures Equal Pay Act (CFEPA) mimics, in large portion, the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA), but includes race as a protected classification in addition to sex.

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June 11, 2019

Guidelines on the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation, Chapters 4, 5 and 7

This Insight is the second in a series that provides a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the most important topics addressed in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation.

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June 4, 2019

Supreme Court Holds EEOC Charge-Filing Requirement is Not Jurisdictional

On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Fort Bend County v. Davis that the requirement to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC (or relevant state or local agency) is not a jurisdictional prescription to a lawsuit’s claim under Title VII.

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May 31, 2019

Kansas City, Missouri Joins National Movement to Ban Salary History Inquiries

Kansas City, Missouri joined the growing list of cities with salary history bans, aligning with a national trend that continues to gain momentum.

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May 28, 2019

Key Legislation Emerging from Maryland and Local Ordinances to Remember

In Maryland this year, spring brings warm weather and new employment laws. The General Assembly passed, and Governor Larry Hogan signed, several new laws regulating the workplace.

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May 24, 2019

Nevada Expands Remedies Available for Employment Discrimination Claims

The Nevada Legislature recently passed Senate Bill No. 177, which expands the remedies available under Nevada’s anti-discrimination statute and provides other significant changes to the administrative process before the Nevada Equal Rights Commission.

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May 24, 2019

Ontario, Canada: A Tale of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace and Judicial Sanctions for an Employer that Handled it Poorly

As employment lawyers that represent management, we invariably counsel our clients that they must treat complaints of harassment in the workplace seriously, and take immediate steps to investigate them.

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May 24, 2019

Agencies Update Regulatory Agenda for 2019 and Beyond

The federal government’s Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (regulatory agenda), which provides insight into federal agencies’ priorities for the near and long term, was released on May 22, 2019.

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