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|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 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...
|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....
|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...
|Legal Protection for Interns on Its Way to NJ Soon?|
Jason A. Storipan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 16, 201Last 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.
|Alberta Human Rights Decision Highlights Employer’s Responsibility to Accommodate Childcare Obligations as Family Status|
Christopher Dormer; Davis LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014In 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...
|Regulators 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.;
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015The 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...
|What is Physical Disability? BC Human Rights Tribunal Confirms Legal Test under Human Rights Code|
Larry Page; Davis LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014A 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).