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Date: November 2016

Social media behemoth Facebook is facing a lawsuit alleging that its targeted advertising feature allows advertisers to illegally exclude individuals based on race for housing and employment ads. The Fair Housing Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibit discrimination in employment and housing, respectively, on the basis of sex, age, religion, and other characteristics. […]

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On November 18, 2016, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White gave a speech covering the SEC’s enforcement strategy at the New York University School of Law. Considering the admitted results of the “bold and unrelenting” SEC enforcement strategy White had first promised in her Congressional nomination hearings, a fitting alternative title […]

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On November 22, 2016, a federal judge decided that a new overtime rule issued by the US Department of Labor (DOL) in May 2016 will not take effect as planned on December 1, 2016. Employees must make a certain salary (and perform qualified duties) in order to be exempt from the minimum wage and overtime […]

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In May 2016 the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enacted a final rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses. The rule requires employers to electronically submit records of workplace injuries and illnesses. It also includes provisions that are meant to encourage employees to report such injuries and illnesses and that prohibit […]

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We talk a lot about data security. We do it partly because it’s a top compliance priority for companies. But we also want to make sure we inform professionals like you about legal updates and trends, because that’s what we do and we all should be a little literate in the essential things in life. Data […]

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The simple answer to the question proposed by the title of this article is, of course, “whenever the employee is treated poorly or denied opportunities at work because of sex stereotyping.” While this answer is true, it doesn’t tell us a lot about what sex stereotyping is, and what kind of behavior employers must avoid […]

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On November 3, 2016, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division delivered prepared remarks at The George Washington University Law School which treated the audience to a high-level federal prosecutor’s interpretation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The prepared remarks were followed by a panel discussion […]

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A new California bill will phase in standard overtime pay for agricultural workers by 2025. Currently, farm workers in the state receive overtime if they work more than 10 hours a day or 60 hours a week. The new law will require time and a half pay for over 8 hours of work a day […]

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Earlier this year, the US Department of Labor (DOL) passed a rule about handling retirement accounts. While the new rule is pretty technical, it provides a simple example of a conflict of interest that affects everyday people and internal incentive structures. People invest in IRAs and 401(k)s for their retirement. An administrator manages those accounts […]

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In the November 2016 election, voters in several states approved medical and recreational marijuana laws. Arizona was the only state to reject a marijuana initiative. Recreational marijuana is now legal in 8 states and the District of Columbia, while medical marijuana is legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia. But this doesn’t mean […]

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