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January 2, 2019

WPI State of the States: The New Year Brings a Clean Legislative Slate

While the partial shutdown has kept Congress at an impasse, it should be business as usual at the state and local levels in January. It is a safe bet that many of the 2018 issues that served as midterm election talking points will reemerge.

ASAP
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December 26, 2018

New York City Moves to Prohibit Discrimination Based on Family Planning and to Protect Reproductive Choice

On December 20, 2018, the New York City (NYC) Council added “sexual and other reproductive health decisions” to the list of protected classes under the NYC Human Rights Law.

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December 20, 2018

Senate Democrats Preview Workplace Harassment Agenda

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the ranking Democrat on the U.S. Senate’s HELP Committee, has released recommendations for legislative action to combat unlawful workplace harassment.

Insight
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December 11, 2018

NY Federal Court Significantly Limits Scope of Equal Pay Case

What is required to obtain class treatment in a Title VII discrimination case? A recent decision has laid out a structure for analyzing commonality in putative class actions involving manager discretion over pay and promotions.

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December 10, 2018

Suffolk County Set to Become the Fourth New York Jurisdiction to Ban Salary History Inquiries

Suffolk County, New York has passed a law making it unlawful for employers and employment agencies with four or more employees to inquire about a job applicant’s salary history or otherwise to rely on such information in setting a new employee’s pay.

WPI Report
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December 3, 2018

WPI State of the States – What Did the Voters Decide?

This month's State of the States will provide an overview of select voter-approved state and local ballot initiatives that affect employment, and discuss other legislative efforts that made headway in November.

ASAP
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November 29, 2018

Oregon's Pay Equity Law: Bureau of Labor and Industries Issues Permanent Administrative Order and Rules

On November 19, 2018, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued its administrative order and rules implementing the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017.

Insight
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November 27, 2018

From Mistletoe to #MeToo: Office Party Tips and Trends for 2018

With December upon us, many employers are preparing for office holiday parties. Notably fewer businesses intend to host an event this year, per a recent survey, but those that do must consider a variety of factors, as explored in the accompanying video.

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November 14, 2018

NYC Council Proposes Additional Harassment Training Requirement for "Nightlife Establishments" and Their Employees

The New York City Council recently introduced anti-harassment legislation targeting the City’s nightlife establishments and the issue of patron harassment.

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November 14, 2018

UK Supreme Court Rules on "Gay Cake" Case

Cakes have become an unlikely battleground for gay rights over the past few years. The UK Supreme Court recently held that a bakery that refused to supply a pro-same-sex marriage cake did not discriminate against the man ordering it.

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