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2 the Point Video
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November 16, 2021

How can the employer prevent exposure to racial hate symbols, like the confederate flag, in the workplace?

One of the most effective tools for combating racism in workplaces is to create clear policies and messaging for employees to understand and regularly revisit throughout their employment.

ASAP
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November 15, 2021

EEOC Increases Focus on Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Fairness

The EEOC has announced the launch of an initiative aimed at ensuring that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology-driven tools utilized in hiring and other employment decisions complies with anti-discrimination laws.

Insight
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November 11, 2021

What’s New in 2022? Laws and Regulations Taking Effect in the New Year

2021 saw state and local legislatures shifting their focus away from COVID-19 measures back to traditional employment law matters.

Insight
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November 4, 2021

Some States Push Back on Governmental and Private Employer Vaccine Mandates

As the world closes in on the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic, and in the face of stagnating rates of vaccination, governments and employers anxious to return to “normal” have been increasingly requiring that workers be vaccinated.

ASAP
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October 29, 2021

$10 Million “Reverse” Race & Gender Discrimination Verdict Gives DE&I Programs a Halloween Fright

For the past several years, companies have been focused on creating and executing meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) programs to address the multi-faceted challenges—and opportunities—of diversifying their workforces.

ASAP
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October 12, 2021

California Further Restricts "Non-Disparagement" Provisions in Employment Settlement and Severance Agreements

As part of a trend in California, SB 331 broadly limits the use of non-disclosure provisions in various types of employment agreements, including settlement and separation agreements. It takes effect on January 1, 2022.

Insight
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October 11, 2021

Here We Go Again! California's Latest Crop of Employment Laws

California is at it again – adopting a host of new labor and employment laws that will further regulate and complicate business operations in the Golden State. This article briefly summarizes the new laws, most of which take effect on January 1, 2022.

ASAP
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September 7, 2021

New York District Court Ruling May Provide Relief to Some Companies Facing Claims Over the Accessibility of Their Websites

A recent trial court decision offers some encouragement for certain businesses facing the ongoing wave of litigation in which plaintiffs are asserting website accessibility claims under Title III of the ADA.

WPI Report
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September 6, 2021

WPI Labor Day Report 2021

Over a year and a half since the pandemic first started to take its toll on the health and welfare of individuals and the economy, the country is still reeling and struggling to recover.

Insight
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September 2, 2021

Massachusetts High Court’s Ruling on the Domestic Violence and Abuse Leave Act Holds Lessons for Employers

On August 25, 2021, the Supreme Judicial Court, the highest court in Massachusetts, ruled on the elements of a retaliation claim under the Domestic Violence and Abuse Leave Act.

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