As States “reopen” and employees “return to work,” employers are presented with a fresh opportunity to revisit their pre-pandemic policies. McKinsey reported in the fall of 2020 that women, LGBTQ
Continue Reading Mission Possible: Revamp and Reeducate for Prevention of Workplace Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

On December 4, 2019, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1557, which makes various changes to the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the “Cannabis Act”),
Continue Reading Amendments to Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act Clarify Limitations of Employer Liability

New York State and New York City have passed new legislation in an effort to strengthen prohibitions against sexual harassment in the workplace. Last month, we reported on those new
Continue Reading UPDATE: New Anti-Sexual Harassment Compliance Mandates for New York State and New York City in Full Swing

Characterizing its own precedent as “inconsistent” and “confusing,” the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in a published opinion earlier this month, undertook to “clarify” the “correct standard” for establishing  a
Continue Reading Third Circuit ‘Clarifies’ that a Single Racial Slur May be Sufficiently ‘Severe’ to Create a Hostile Work Environment