On June 27, 2022, a Florida district court denied a request to enjoin the provisions of Florida HB 7, the so-called “Stop-WOKE” law, which dramatically limit what and how employers can communicate to employees in workplace DEI training.
Five individuals, including a consultant who provides diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) training to employers, have filed a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction against Florida’s “Stop WOKE” Act.
On April 22, 2022, Florida enacted so-called “anti-woke” legislation, amending the Florida Civil Rights Act and potentially limiting the ability of employers to include discussions of “implicit bias” or systemic racism in workplace training.
A primary goal of this Report is to highlight the myriad and overlapping labor and employment issues that arise as the workplace transforms, and the imperative that successful solutions will require significant cross-disciplinary collaboration.
On February 16, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to update its Hazard Communication Standard.