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New York Governor Kicks Off U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Ticker-Tape Parade with Equal Pay Legislation

On the heels of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s World Cup win, Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 10, 2019, signed into law two bills that expand New York’s existing equal pay laws.

Federal Bill Banning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Passes in the House

On Friday, May 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, public accommodations, housing and more. Called the “Equality Act of 2019,” the bill would amend several civil rights laws to protect members of the LGBTQ community from discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, federally funded programs, credit and jury service.

Building with Pride: LGBTQ+ Issues

Every year, June is “Pride Month,” but LGBTQ+ issues challenge the construction industry year-round.

5 Ways Your Company May Be Discriminating Against LGBT Employees

June is Pride Month, celebrating the lives of individuals identifying as lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender (LGBT). It also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the birth of the gay rights movement.

Pay Equity FAQs, Topics, and Trends

The trend of increased legislation, regulation, and corporate initiatives focused on identifying and correcting pay disparities in the workplace has continued to grow. In this episode, Liz Washko discusses recent developments related to pay equity, how to conduct a pay audit, and more.

5 FAQs on the Equality Act and Employment Nondiscrimination

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, a bill that would amend federal law (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Is a Rumor a Woman Slept Her Way to the Top Sex Discrimination?

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled spreading rumors that a woman slept her way to the top is sex discrimination. The Fourth Circuit includes federal courts in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Trio of LGBTQ Discrimination Cases

Early on Monday, April 22, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear three closely watched cases which could decide once and for all whether transgendered and gay employees are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Here is an overview of these three cases.

Supreme Court Will Hear LGBT Blockbuster

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a major legal dispute involving whether federal civil rights law protects sexual orientation and gender identity. It is an issue that has divided the nation's federal appellate courts.

SCOTUS to Decide Next Term If Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation or Transgender Status

On April 22, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in a trio of cases, which will finally allow the Court to decide whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or an individual’s status as transgender (or transitioning). As it currently stands, the federal circuits are split on these issues.