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Author: Lindsay M. Rinehart

REMINDER: Employers with 100 or More Employees Must Submit EEO-1 Component 2 Information by September 30!

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently announced the 2019 EEO-1 Component 2 portal is open.  If you are an employer with 100 or more employees, you are required to electronically file Component 2.   Component 2 …

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Pregnancy Discrimination Claims: Even Associations Full of Attorneys are Not Immune

A former employee of the New York County Lawyers Association (“NYCLA”) recently filed a discrimination suit alleging the bar association harassed and discriminated against her due to pregnancies. While the case is just beginning, it …

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Connecticut Passed a New Sexual Harassment Law – Here’s What You Need to Know About it

Late last week, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into effect a law that will change the sexual harassment training and posting requirements for businesses across the state.  For years, the law has required Connecticut employers …

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Federal Bill Banning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Passes in the House

On Friday, May 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, public accommodations, housing and more.  Called the “Equality Act …

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First Class or No Class? U.S. Supreme Court Says “No Class!” and Rules Ambiguous Language in Arbitration Agreement Does Not Authorize Class Arbitration

On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court decided, in a 5-4 decision, that ambiguous language in an arbitration agreement within an employment contract could not serve as a basis to compel class arbitration under the …

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Title VII Discrimination Claims Can Go Straight to Federal Court Rules Supreme Court

On Monday, June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled federal courts can hear discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act even if they are not first brought to the U.S. Equal …

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