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HTMLGermany Introduces Rules on Female Quota for Supervisory Boards and Leadership Positions
Dr. Ulrike Binder, Dr. Guido Zeppenfeld; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015
Germany 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.

 

HTMLOFCCP Issues Proposed Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Government Contractors
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLOFCCP's Final Rule Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors Takes Effect April 8, 2015
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
Executive 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...

 

HTMLADA Compliance Is Now In Cyberspace
David A. Melton, Jared Mueller; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015
Well, 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...

 

HTMLADA Update: DOJ To Make Jails Subject to Accessible Design Guidelines
Stephen E. Horan, Kevin M. Kreutz; Porter Scott A Professional Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2015
Starting 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....

 

HTMLLandmark 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;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
On 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...

 

HTMLLegal Protection for Interns on Its Way to NJ Soon?
Jason A. Storipan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 16, 201
Last month the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee approved the New Jersey Intern Protection Act and sent it to the whole Assembly for a vote. The bill approved by the Assembly Labor Committee was passed by the Senate in June of 2014 and now awaits a vote by the Assembly.

 

HTMLAlberta Human Rights Decision Highlights Employer’s Responsibility to Accommodate Childcare Obligations as Family Status
Christopher Dormer; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
In Clark v Bow Valley College, (2014 AHRC 4), Ms. Leah Clark filed a human rights complaint on April 11, 2011 against her employer, Bow Valley College, (the “College”), that was heard by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal. Her complaint alleged discrimination on the ground of family...

 

HTMLRegulators Propose new Rights Issue Exemption
Michael A. Gerrior, Sue Kavanagh, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015
The Ontario Securities Commission and most other jurisdictions in Canada (the “Participating Jurisdictions”) are implementing amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices and Form 58-101F1 Corporate Governance Disclosure (the...

 

HTMLWhat is Physical Disability? BC Human Rights Tribunal Confirms Legal Test under Human Rights Code
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
A decision this month by the BC Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) considered the evidence required to prove a “physical disability” under the Human Rights Code (Li v. Aluma Systems Inc. et al, 2014 BCHRT 270).

 


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