Sexual Harassment

New Illinois Human Rights Poster Highlights Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) has supplied employers with a new mandatory workplace notice, the Illinois Sexual Harassment and Discrimination poster. Although the notice has an all-new name, appearance, and text, it’s not really new – it simply replaces the previous IDHR “Employment Rights” notice describing the rights of employees under the Illinois 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

Sexual Harassment is Illegal Poster

On August 29, 2018, Delaware Governor John Carney signed a bill expanding employer responsibility to prevent and correct sexual harassment in the workplace. HB 360 explicitly defines prohibited sexual harassment in the context of employment, provides information on when an employer is considered responsible for prohibited conduct by an employee or supervisors, and requires employers Read more

Washington State Sexual Harassment

If you’ve been following our blog, you already know that Washington State had a busy legislative year for employment-related laws.  In addition to the expansion of the state’s Equal Pay law and the added protection of workers who are victims of domestic violence from employment discrimination, the state also enacted strong sexual harassment laws designed Read more

Oklahoma employees will now have more information about their rights and protections under Oklahoma’s Employment Discrimination Law. The Office of Civil Rights Enforcement (OCRE) has updated the state Employment Discrimination posting to include additional details about what constitutes (1) unlawful discrimination in employment, (2) unlawful harassment and (3) unlawful retaliation. Unlawful Discrimination in Employment The Read more

Summer is just around the corner and already employers are planning for the arrival of unpaid interns to join their workplace ranks. As defined under federal, state and local law, the term “unpaid intern” generally refers to a closely supervised individual who works for an employer on a temporary basis and the work provides training Read more

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) distributed a memorandum reinforcing the agency’s position that discrimination based on sexual orientation, transgender status, and gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title Read more

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

New California labor laws went into effect on January 1, 2015, giving employees greater protections and rights and imposing new responsibilities on employers. Each law carries a workplace posting requirement applicable to all California employers. Paid Sick Leave The Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 (CA AB 1522) is California’s new paid sick leave law. Read more