Workplace LGBT Law Update 11:15, December 14, 2016

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Date: October 2016

We have previously written that employment law for the LGBT community is moving toward greater inclusiveness and stronger protections. For example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s landmark settlement of a sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit, along with prior precedent-setting cases establishing transgender protections under Title VII, seem emblematic of the direction LGBT law is heading. Here […]

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In a 2015 BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report article called Human Resources: The Next Antitrust Frontier?, Susanna P. Torpey and Ryan D. Fahey discussed the “emerging area of antitrust exposure that is forcing practitioners and in-house counsel in the know to reevaluate new pockets of antitrust risk arising not from the sales force, but […]

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On Friday October 21, 2016, the Internet traffic management company Dyn DNS was the target of three large-scale DDoS cyberattacks that took down more than 80 popular websites for some of the day. The company believes that some easy-to-hijack smart devices may have been infiltrated to carry out the virtual attacks. And so, the main […]

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Engagement is necessary for online learning that goes beyond the computer screen. Engaged learners are attentive, curious, interested, optimistic, and passionate while learning, indicating a high level of motivation for internalizing the material. Millennials make up over a third of the workforce, making them the biggest proportion of the national workforce. At LawRoom, we think […]

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LawRoom had the opportunity to attend the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. In-house counsel, compliance experts, and industry leaders from companies provided topical insights into critical legal issues facing businesses of all sizes. The most interesting conversations hovered around data security. Lawyers weighed in from Gap, Dell, Intel and Zurich […]

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This year Ontario strengthened its position on workplace sexual harassment by passing Ontario Bill 132. Known as the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), Bill 132 increased employer obligations to ensure Ontario workers work “without the threat and experience of sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and […]

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On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts passed a law to establish pay equity by forbidding employers from discriminating on the basis of gender when employees do comparable work. In that respect, the Massachusetts law is similar to Maryland’s 2016 Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and to the California Fair Pay Act enacted in 2015. But […]

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Whistleblower hotlines for reporting a company or organization’s misbehavior are common ways for employees to report unsafe conduct and violations of law and policy. Employees can usually report internally or externally. In addition to company hotlines, whistleblower hotlines are also operated by government agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational […]

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Not all training is created equal. In a sea of competing corporate mandates, understanding why one training program is fundamentally better than another requires an understanding of the intellectual, emotional, and meaning-making needs of the employee-as-adult-learner. Case-based learning helps to accomplish that.  Effective training cannot simply focus on the topics we want to impart. It […]

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The Integrity Vice President (INT), an investigative unit of the World Bank, released a report on its efforts to end corruption with business partners and within the World Bank itself. Called the Annual Update for 2016, the report is a rare look into an organization’s compliance program and provides anti-bribery and anti-corruption takeaways. Major Types […]

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