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|New Anti-Trafficking Rule Presents Significant Challenges for Government Contractors|
Edward T. DeLisle, Robert G. Ruggieri; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015Effective today, a new Anti-Trafficking rule will substantially change and increase federal contractors’ compliance and certification requirements. The Anti-Trafficking rule requires that all federal contractors take certain actions related to combating human trafficking and slavery in their...
|Review of New Illinois Laws: Civil Law|
Heyl Royster Voelker Allen Professional Corporation;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 2015Criminal Records in Employment. As of January 1, 2015, an employer of at least 15 persons or an employment agency may not check an applicant for a criminal record before either holding an interview or making a pre-interview conditional job offer. There are exceptions for licensed emergency medical...
|Accommodating Transgender Students In Your School |
Stephanie Young; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
March 24, 2015, previously published on March 5, 2015Many individuals experience discrimination, harassment and even violence as a result of having a gender identity which differs from their biological sex. On April 14, 2014, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released its Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender...
|New District of Columbia Non-Discrimination Laws|
Sandy David Baron, Meredith Merry Campbell, Joy C. Einstein, Gregory D. Grant, Michael L. Kabik; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
March 24, 2015, previously published on February 2015D.C.’s Mayor signed two new measures amending the D.C. Human Rights Act (“DCHRA”) to prohibit (1) discrimination by religiously-affiliated educational institutions on the basis of sexual orientation; and (2) workplace bias related to reproductive decisions.
|Germany Introduces Rules on Female Quota for Supervisory Boards and Leadership Positions|
Dr. Ulrike Binder, Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015Germany introduces a statutory minimum quota for female representatives on supervisory boards of co-determined (50/50), listed companies. In addition, the new law obligates numerous companies to observe rules regarding the composition of their supervisory boards and leadership positions.
|OFCCP Issues Proposed Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Government Contractors|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced aNotice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines applicable to government contractors and to replace them with updated regulations that address current workplace practices and...
|OFCCP's Final Rule Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors Takes Effect April 8, 2015|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015Executive Summary: The OFCCP's final rule implementing President Obama's Executive Order (EO 13672) prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity takes effect April 8, 2015. In light of the upcoming compliance date, contractors covered by...
|ADA Update: DOJ To Make Jails Subject to Accessible Design Guidelines|
Stephen E. Horan, Kevin M. Kreutz; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
March 10, 2015Starting March 2012, public entities must design, construct and renovate their jail facilities to comply with the design standards set forth in the Americans With Disabilities Act. This requirement is one of many changes in store for federal civil rights disabilities litigation, as the U.S....
|ADA Compliance Is Now In Cyberspace|
David A. Melton, Jared Mueller; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
March 10, 2015Well, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has made its way into cyberspace. Target settled with the National Federation of the Blind for $6,000,000 and the payment of consultants to periodically monitor the website, in response to the United States District Court for the Northern District of...
|Landmark Changes to Sex Discrimination Rules for Federal Contractors; OFCCP Proposes First Revisions in 40 Years|
Ashley R. Hileman, Esq., Steven D. Irwin, Esq.; Leech Tishman;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) proposed the first revisions to sex discrimination rules for federal contractors in four decades. The OFFCP aims to address many of the realities affecting today’s workforce and the challenges they...