gender identity

The US DOL Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a proposed rule updating the sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors. The sex discrimination guidelines implement Executive Order 11246, which prohibits companies with federal contracts and subcontracts from sex discrimination in employment. The proposed rule would replace existing sex discrimination guidelines, Read more

Employment Discrimination The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) has released new mandatory state and county labor law posting requirements.  The state’s Employment Discrimination is Unlawful posting has been updated to include two new protected categories: “Ancestry” and “Gender Identity.”  Ancestry compliments the category of “National Origin,” and “Gender Identity” was added by Read more

Compliance Poster Company’s Newfoundland & Labrador All-On-One™ Labor Law Poster has been updated with several labor law changes that impact employer responsibilities and policies, and employee rights. These changes apply to all employers in the province. Minimum Wage Increase Oct. 1 One change that may have the greatest impact is a 25-cent increase in the Read more

President Obama recently issued an Executive Order that protects federal employees and employees of federal contractors from discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Specifically, the President’s July 21, 2014 Executive Order adds the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of characteristics protected from discrimination under Executive Read more

The US Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to soon issue formal guidance to make it clear that employment discrimination based on transgender (gender identity) status is prohibited.  Two years ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided in Mary v. Holder that “sex discrimination”, which is prohibited under federal law, includes discrimination against transgender individuals. Read more

On January 1, 2014 Delaware’s governor signed legislation raising the state’s minimum wage. The increase occurs in two steps: Effective June 1, 2014 the rate increases to $7.75 per hour Effective June 1, 2015 the rate increases again to $8.25 per hour An additional change which was effective last year has been implemented. Back in Read more

Back in November 2011 Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law legislation outlawing employment discrimination based on gender identity. Massachusetts House Bill 3810, made gender identity a protected category under Massachusetts nondiscrimination statutes. It also added gender identity as a protected category to several laws to protect individuals from harassment and other hate-related crimes. With Read more

California has ended their 2011 legislative session. Governor Jerry Brown has signed many bills into law that may impact California employers in 2012 and beyond. These enacted bills vary in content and scope. Listed below are some important highlights and how they may affect employers. Gender Identity and Expression and Discrimination Based on Genetic Information: Read more

The Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) issued a revised Discrimination is Illegal labor law poster. The revised labor law poster adds “gender identity or expression” to the list of characteristics protected from discrimination. Three bills signed into law this year add the new protected category in employment (AB 211), businesses offering services to the public Read more