Discrimination in Employment

Right to Work Poster

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and its E-Verify division have released a new Right to Work poster. Employers that participate in E-Verify must post the Right to Work poster along with the E-Verify Participation poster in the workplace. The posters must be displayed in both English and Spanish. Employers must replace previous Read more

Ban the Box

Starting today, March 4, 2019, employers in Westchester County, New York are prohibited from requesting job applicants to disclose criminal history in employment applications. The County Board of the County of Westchester passed the Fair Chance to Work Act to provide individuals with a criminal record a fair chance to apply to job positions. The Read more

NYC Hair Discrimination Guidance on Dreadlocks

The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) has released new enforcement guidance to let businesses covered by the city’s Human Rights Law know that the agency understands racial discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of hair style or texture. The guidance document specifically focuses on grooming or appearance policies which “ban, limit, Read more

California 2019 Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

On January 1, 2019, California employers will begin implementing two important changes in their obligations to employees.  The first change should come as no surprise to employers – California’s minimum wage rate is increasing for 2019.  Indeed, the minimum wage has been increasing incrementally since 2017.  What may be unexpected is that beginning in 2019, Read more

Delaware Labor Law Posters

The Delaware Department of Labor Division of Industrial Affairs has updated two mandatory workplace postings: the Minimum Wage and Employment Discrimination. Both postings are mandatory-to-post for employers operating in the state of Delaware. 2019 Minimum Wage On July 1, 2018, Delaware passed Senate Bill 170 that would raise the minimum wage from the current rate Read more

Recent news of sexual harassment wrongdoing by public figures and the #MeToo movement has heightened public and political interest in the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.  For more than a decade, California has made sexual harassment prevention a priority relying largely on its tough employee sexual harassment training requirements.   State and Federal Read more

Mandatory Updates to Delaware – New Poster Required

Employers in the state of Delaware are required to update their labor law posters to be in compliance with new state changes. The changes include an increase in the minimum wage rate and new sexual harassment protections in the workplace. During Delaware’s 2018 legislative session, SB 170 was enacted establishing two scheduled increases to the Read more

salaryhistory

This January, Hawaii will join a growing number of states that prohibit employers from using a job applicant’s current or prior salary history information to determine what compensation to offer the applicant.  Hawaii’s law will prohibit employers from asking job applicants directly about their salary history, searching publicly available records for an applicant’s salary history, Read more

Vermont Employment Protection for Victims of Crime Poster Peel 'N Post

During this year’s legislative term, Vermont lawmakers passed the Employment Protection for Crime Victims Law (HB 711) adding crime victim status to the list of characteristics which are protected from employment discrimination. The law protects both employees and job applicants who are crime victims from discriminatory employment practices and retaliation. The law also requires employers Read more

New Jersey Labor Law Posters

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and the Division on Civil Rights have recently updated two mandatory workplace postings. New Jersey employers must update their All-On-One poster to remain compliant. The changes include a new protected class under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and corrections to the Employer Obligation to Maintain Read more