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NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Deflate Scabby the Rat
May 20, 2019
Scabby, the gnarly, diseased, inflatable rat, has long been recognized as a symbol of a labor protest.
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Does “Sex” Encompass Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity? The Supremes Will Soon Decide
May 15, 2019
A more conservative Supreme Court than we’ve seen in recent history is poised to consider whether Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination based on “sex” includes sexual orientation and gender identity.
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Extension to Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Deadlines & Public Hearing Dates Announced by Department
May 8, 2019
The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) has recently announced several important changes and provided additional information regarding the Paid Family and Medical Leave Law (PFML), which goes into effect July 1, 2019.  It also has announced Public Hearing dates for the draft regulations.
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Lactation Law Verdict Sends a Message: Don’t Mess With Mom!
May 7, 2019
$3.8 million dollars. That’s what a Tucson, Arizona jury awarded to a former fire paramedic denied workplace accommodations required under the Fair Labor Standards Act for women who want to pump breast milk for their infants.
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EEOC to Require Employers to Submit Both 2017 and 2018 Compensation Data by September 30, 2019
May 6, 2019
We recently reported that following protracted legal battles, the EEOC confirmed that Component 1 race, gender and ethnicity data for calendar 2018 must be filed no later than May 31, 2019 using the currently available portal, and Component 2 pay data for calendar year 2018 must be filed no later than September 30, 2019.
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Being Required to Hire Female Escorts Is Not Actually a Title VII Violation
May 1, 2019
In Butto v. CJKant Resource Group, LLC, a male executive was terminated after complaining about being required to arrange female escorts for his married supervisor and perform other activities to facilitate his supervisor’s infidelity.
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Prior Planning Prevents Legal Liability: Josh Leadford and Masud Labor Law Group get the Win
April 30, 2019
Between frequently changing legislation, state and federal regulatory bodies, and judicial rulings, the intricacies of labor and employment law can result in legal liability for even the best managed businesses.
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Microsoft Makes Broad Changes To Workplace Investigations
April 30, 2019
Microsoft’s action plan to address workplace investigations into complaints of harassment and discrimination was announced on April 15 after reports of employee concerns surfaced in the public.
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DOL Overtime Calculation and Joint Employer Proposals
April 29, 2019
Recently, the Department of Labor continued its process of proposing revisions to some of the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that are administered by Wage Hour.
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EEOC Charge Filings Fewest in 13 Years
April 26, 2019
The EEOC just released its charge filing statistics for Fiscal Year 2018 (year ending September 30, 2018). A total of 76,418 charges were filed, compared to 84,254 charges during FY 2017 and 91,503 charges during FY 2016.
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Some New Guidance on EEO-1 Reports But Questions Remain
April 26, 2019
We recently addressed a challenging situation that faced employers required to file EEO-1 forms. This includes both private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors with both 50 or more employees and federal contracts of at least $50,000.
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Court Orders EEO-1 Pay Data Collection by September 30
April 25, 2019
When we left the saga of the EEO-1 pay data collection legal battles last month, a federal court had given the EEOC until April 3 to detail how and when it planned to implement its order reinstating the collection of pay and hours information (aka Component 2 data) from employers.
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