New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed bills enacting the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, extending the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit alleging unlawful discriminatory practices, and barring the inclusion of liquidated damages provisions in settlement agreements for claims of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation. These are among the hundreds of bills passed during the busy 2023 New York legislative session. A bill barring non-compete agreements for all workers, regardless of their salary level or job function, was passed in June, but it has yet to be sent to Governor Hochul for signature.
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On November 27, 2023, the California Privacy Protection Agency (CPPA) unveiled draft automated decisionmaking technology (ADMT) regulations that would set forth new consumer protections related to the profiling of consumers (including employees) and the use of such technology, including artificial intelligence (AI).
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BOSTON – Remote-first global technology company Digital Arbitrage, Inc., doing business as Cloudbeds, will pay $150,000 to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.
When employers give holiday gifts to employees, it may have tax ramifications for the employee.
There are many reasons why employers may choose not to report their nonbinary employees on the EEO-1 form. But from an employee relations standpoint, employers might want to identify employees as nonbinary not only on the EEO-1 form, but other forms.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) recently released proposed rules to give banks and credit unions more flexibility to hire people who have committed relatively minor crimes.
Lawmakers Debate Change to Overtime Salary Threshold at a House commitee hearing.
Calling it a holiday party won’t keep your non-Christian employees from feeling excluded
The United Automobile Workers’ effort, with a long-elusive goal, follows its success in securing big raises in contracts with the Detroit automakers.
Stylish workplaces are popping up across corporate America and on social media. Two journalists teamed up to find out if sophisticated design is enough to bring people back to the office.
Job site Indeed is the latest company to pull back on some of the benefits offered to support employees through the global health crisis.
Young staff are often told they should learn from those with more experience. Yet in an increasingly shifting labour market, older employees might actually want to take inspiration from their junior counterparts as well.