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March 14, 2018

Federal Appeals Court Finds Title VII Precludes Discrimination Based On Transgender Status

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently ruled, in what many have described as a ground-breaking decision, that discrimination based on an employee’s transgender status is discrimination based on “sex” in violation of Title VII.

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March 14, 2018

New OFCCP Directive on Predetermination Notices Makes it Easier for Contractors to Understand and Address OFCCP Audit Concerns

OFCCP has announced a new Directive providing that it will no longer issue final findings of a violation before first issuing a Predetermination Notice (PDN) and considering the contractor’s response.

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March 13, 2018

New Mexico Supreme Court Rejects a Heightened Evidentiary Burden on a Plaintiff in a Reverse Race Discrimination Case

In Garcia v. Hatch Valley Public Schools, the New Mexico Supreme Court recently examined whether a plaintiff has a relatively heightened evidentiary burden in proving a reverse discrimination claim brought under the New Mexico Human Rights Act.

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March 13, 2018

Sixth Circuit Clarifies Discrimination Pleading Burden and Liability Related to Title IX Sexual Misconduct Investigations

A recent 6th Circuit decision provides both comfort and caution for universities facing claims of discrimination or bias in the conduct of their disciplinary proceedings relating to sexual misconduct.

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March 12, 2018

DOJ Challenges California Law Placing Restrictions on Employers' Ability to Allow ICE into the Workplace

The DOJ has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s Immigrant Worker Protection Act, among other laws designed to limit the extent state law enforcement and prisons may cooperate with the ICE.

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March 12, 2018

California Supreme Court Determines How Flat Sum Bonuses Factor into Overtime Calculation

The California Supreme Court recently decided the question of how an employee’s overtime pay rate should be calculated when the employee has earned a flat sum bonus during a single pay period.

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March 9, 2018

Ontario, Canada Introduces New Legislation Banning Compensation Questions

In an effort to combat gender discrimination and increase transparency during the hiring process, the Ontario government has introduced The Pay Transparency Act.

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March 8, 2018

Certainty is on the Horizon for the New York Home Care Industry

The NY Court of Appeals will consider whether home care attendants working 24-hour shifts employed by third-party agencies must be paid for every hour of their shift, with no deductions for meal or sleep periods.

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March 8, 2018

Dear Littler: We Have Bedbugs! Help! What do we do?

One of our employees noticed bedbugs in our office. Word is getting around, and people are freaking out. Based on where we found them, we believe we can identify the employee who introduced them to the workplace. What do we do now?

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March 7, 2018

DOL Launches Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program to Promote Self-Reporting and Early Resolution of Wage and Hour Claims

On March 6, 2018, the U.S Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division announced its new Payroll Audit Independent Determination (“PAID”) program.

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