Tag: discrimination

Portland Prohibits Discrimination Against Non-Religious On February 27, 2019, the Portland City Council passed Ordinance No. 189396, which amends the city’s Civil Rights Code (chapter 23.01) by adding non-religion such as atheism, agnosticism, and non-belief to the definition of religion. As a result, employment discrimination based on non-religion is unlawful in the city of Portland….

EEOC Buries the Bombs

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, gives a rundown of the proposed EEOC regulations issued on February 22, 2019. (There is more to them than meets the eye.) I see some bombs tucked away in there. The U.S. Equal…

We Share the Love

What We’re Reading – February 2019 At ThinkHR, we love to share our knowledge of all things people risk management. One of the ways we do this is by curating timely human resources stories from across the web. Here are nine articles that caught our eye this month. 6 Statistics on Office Romance Despite #MeToo,…

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:30 a.m. Pacific (approved for SHRM and HRCI credit) Increasing diversity and inclusion and reducing discrimination are essential, but many employers are afraid of getting it wrong. If not handled well, you run the risk of tarnishing your employment brand as well as exposing your company to lawsuits. Don’t be scared…

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, provides a summary of what you may have missed over the holiday break. EEOC, court kick “Onionhead” employer while it’s down A federal judge in New York ruled on post-trial motions filed by…

Discrimination Poster The South Carolina Human Rights Commission updated its employment discrimination poster, South Carolina Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination. All employers, public and private, must conspicuously post it in in the workplace where notices to employees and applicants for employment are customarily posted. See the poster

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard several cases with employment implications during their 2018 session, including the following four cases we covered in detail. (Click the case names to read the full articles.) Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro: Encino shifted the burden of proof in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime exemption…

Salary History Information On July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation (A.B. 2282) providing for the following: Definitions of the terms pay scale, reasonable request, and applicant. Allowing employers to ask an applicant about his or her salary expectations for the position to which he or she is applying. Allowing employers to make…

Employer Compensation Expense Program On July 3, 2018, the New York Department of Taxation and Finance released technical memorandum TSB-M-18(1)ECEP detailing the state’s Employer Compensation Expense Program (ECEP). The ECEP was established as a new optional Employer Compensation Expense Tax (ECET) that employers may elect to pay if they have employees that earn more than…

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Prohibited in Employment On May 21, 2018, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission released a resolution that interpreted the meaning of “sex” under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act. In its statement, the commission resolved that “discrimination because of sex,” as used in the act, includes discrimination because of gender identity…