Tag: gender identity

New York City Releases New Guidance on Discrimination Based on Hair In February 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released a legal enforcement guidance about race discrimination on the basis of hair. According to the commission, the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) “protects the rights of New Yorkers to maintain…

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…

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…

Discrimination Based on Gender Identity On June 8, 2018, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed legislation (H.B. 1319) adding gender identity as a protected class under the state’s Law Against Discrimination and thereby prohibiting discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and housing on the basis of gender identity. The law defines gender identity as a person’s…