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California Employers Now Share Liability With Staffing Firms

Published on October 20, 2014

On September 28, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (“AB”) 1897, which requires “a client employer to share with a labor contractor all civil legal responsibility and civil liability for all workers supplied by that labor contractor for the payment of wages and the failure to obtain valid workers’ compensation coverage.” (more…) ...

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Maryland Transgender Anti-Discrimination Law Goes Into Effect October 1st

Published on October 9, 2014

Maryland’s newest anti-discrimination law goes into effect October 1, 2014.  The Fairness For All Marylanders Act outlaws discrimination against transgender individuals within the state of Maryland.  The law prohibits discrimination against those individuals in employment and housing situations, as well as public accommodations.  Nicknamed the “Bathroom Bill”, the law also permits transgender persons to use the public bathroom of the gender with which they identify, regardless of the in...

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New Bill Seeks to Expand Scope of the Definition of “Supervisor” Under Title VII

Published on May 12, 2014

Last year in Vance v. Ball State University, the United States Supreme Court defined the term “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as someone who is “empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions.”  Accordingly, under Vance, an individual is only a “supervisor” if he or she can hire, fire, or discipline the employee. (more…) ...

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New OFCCP Requirements Now in Effect

Published on May 9, 2014

The OFFCP’s final rules took effect on March 24, 2014.  The previously issued Final Rules expanding Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503) and the Vietnam Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) are aimed to improve hiring and employment opportunities for disabled and veteran workers.  The Final Rules also impose numerous new affirmative action obligations on federal contractors or subcontractors covered by Executive Order 11246. (more…) ...

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Austin HR Law Day Program

Published on February 21, 2014

Senior Associate Wilson Stoker will be a presenter at the Austin Human Resource Management Association’s (AHRMA) Law Day on February 27, 2014. (more…)

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Newark Municipal Council Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Published on February 5, 2014

The Municipal Council of Newark, New Jersey has passed a paid sick leave ordinance, which Mayor Luis Quintana (D) has promised to sign into law.  Newark will be the eighth jurisdiction in the United States to enact a paid sick leave law, joining Jersey City, NJ; New York, NY; Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC; Portland, OR; and the State of Connecticut. (more…) ...

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San Francisco Enacts Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance

Published on October 29, 2013

San Francisco has adopted the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance, giving employees the right to request flexible work schedules or other accommodations to help the employee with childcare obligations and other similar household obligations.  The ordinance will take effect January 1, 2014. More after the break... (more…) ...

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