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WPI Report
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March 1, 2019

WPI State of the States: From Sexual Harassment and Equal Pay to Vaccines and Big Data – February was a Mixed Bag of Legislative Activity

This month's State of the States will highlight bills that appear to have momentum, and flag a few noteworthy trends at the state level.

ASAP
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February 28, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Vacates and Remands Ninth Circuit's Decision in Equal Pay Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has vacated and remanded the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Rizo v. Yovino, in which it held an employer cannot justify a wage differential between men and women by relying on prior salary.

ASAP
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February 21, 2019

New York City Commission on Human Rights Provides Legal Enforcement Guidance on Race Discrimination on the Basis of Hair

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) released enforcement guidance on Monday, February 18, 2019, defining discrimination based on natural hair and hairstyles as a subset of race discrimination.

Insight
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February 14, 2019

What Do California's New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements Mean for Staffing Firms?

California's revised sexual harassment training law presents new challenges for the staffing firm industry and its diverse working environments.

Dear Littler
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February 13, 2019

Dear Littler: Love Is In the (Recirculated) Air – How Do We Handle Office Romances?

One of our store managers, Romeo, called today to inform me that he is now dating the assistant manager, Juliet, at his location in Los Angeles. How do I handle this uncomfortable situation?

ASAP
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February 12, 2019

UK: From Alcoholism to Exhibitionism—When the Law Says a Condition is Not a Disability

Although many HR professionals in the United Kingdom who deal with disability discrimination issues are all too familiar with the legal definition of a “disability” in the Equality Act 2010, many are unaware of the various exclusions to that definition.

ASAP
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February 6, 2019

EEOC Releases Q&A Guidance on Continuing Effects of Government Shutdown

Many agencies are experiencing lingering effects after the longest-ever partial government shutdown, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

ASAP
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February 5, 2019

A New Cause of Action: Massachusetts High Court Rules That Denying a Lateral Transfer Request Could Constitute Discrimination

On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that failing to grant a lateral transfer for discriminatory reasons may constitute an “adverse employment action” that violates Massachusetts law.

WPI Report
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February 4, 2019

WPI State of the States: What a Difference a Month Makes

Nearly all states legislatures are now in session, and the surge of new bills indicates lawmakers are not holding back. Over 1,000 state-level labor and employment-related bills have already been introduced since January 1, 2019.

Podcast
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February 1, 2019

Compliance in a New York Minute: Top 10 New Year Resolutions for Employers

This podcast covers labor and employment compliance New Year resolutions for businesses operating in the Empire State in 2019.

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