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New York State and New York City employers face new compliance requirements

Recently, New York State and New York City have continued the trend of enacting employee-friendly legislation and issuing broad enforcement guidance under their respective employment laws and regulations.  New York State and New York City employers should be aware of the following recent developments from 2018 and early 2019, and should take action to review … Continue reading

Current status of legal protections for sexual orientation and gender identity in employment

As the workforce becomes more and more diverse, sexual orientation and gender identity have become very hot topics in discussions regarding employee rights. It may be surprising to learn that neither is considered a protected class under current federal employment discrimination law in the United States. At last count, however, 32 states, including the District … Continue reading

Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status now unlawful

On 1 August 2013, amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth.) (SD Act) that delivered protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex status came into force. The amendments serve to modernise the SD Act, delivering protections that better reflect the realities of contemporary society. Under the amended SD … Continue reading
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