A vestige of the aftermath of North Carolina’s infamous 2016 “House Bill 2” (also known as “the Bathroom Bill”) expired on December 1, 2020, paving the way for local North Carolina governments to pass or reinstate anti-discrimination ordinances.
President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders on January 20, 2021, his first day in office, a number of which rescinded or revised the prior administration’s executive orders and policies with regard to equity in the workplace.
On January 14, 2021, the EEOC issued long-awaited and much-needed clarification on whether non-U.S. citizen employees working for a U.S. employer outside the U.S. must be included in the disclosure required for compliance with the OWBPA.
A federal court has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction banning the enforcement of Executive Order 13950, which seeks to prohibit purported “stereotyping” and “scapegoating” based on race and sex in certain workplace trainings.
Employers in Puerto Rico must take into consideration the constitutional right to privacy, which applies to private parties in Puerto Rico, in evaluating whether to implement mandatory vaccination policies.