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EEO-1 Update: More Wait and See

Yesterday, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan held a hearing on the pay data component of the EEO-1 form (“Component 2”). In March, Judge Chutkan lifted the stay on collection of Component 2 data that had been imposed by the Office of Management and Budget, leading to much uncertainty about when employers would be expected to … Continue Reading

Impactful Sexual Harassment Bill Passes Illinois Senate

On April 11, 2019, the Illinois state Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 1829, also known as the Workplace Transparency Act (the “Act”).  If passed by the House of Representatives, the Act would impose new requirements and limitations on Illinois employers with respect to harassment and discrimination claims.  The following are the Act’s key features. … Continue Reading

Massachusetts SJC Weighs in on Wage Act Class Actions and Offers of Judgment

On Friday April 12, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court confirmed that plaintiffs seeking to bring class actions asserting Massachusetts Wage Act (“Wage Act”) violations must meet the certification standards set by Massachusetts Rule of Civil Procedure 23 (“Rule 23”), and cannot avail themselves of a lower bar to class certification. In Gammella v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, … Continue Reading

New York City Council Passes Bill Limiting Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana

The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation which would prohibit most City employers from requiring job applicants to submit to drug tests for marijuana use. Specifically, the bill would amend the City’s Fair Chance Act to make it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer (including employment agencies and their agents) to require a … Continue Reading

EEOC Files Statement On EEO-1 Pay Data

Quick Hit: In a court filing, the EEOC announced that “that it is able to undertake and close the collection of 2018 EEO-1 Component 2 [pay] data by September 30, 2019.” To do so, EEOC would have to engage a third-party contractor at a cost of over $3 million. The filing came in response to … Continue Reading

Proskauer Unveils Employment Law Toolkit and Hosts #Metoo Panel at HR Transform

On March 26 – 28, 2019, Harris Mufson, Danielle Moss, and Samantha Regenbogen attended the second annual HR Transform conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Proskauer was the exclusive legal sponsor of the conference. The HR Transform conference brought together business leaders and HR executives to discuss cutting edge issues regarding human resources and employee workplace … Continue Reading

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