Tag Archives: Discrimination

Labor Law: New caregiver discrimination guidance in light of COVID-19 | Local Business News

By KAREN MICHAEL Special correspondent Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance titled “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws.” While the title of guidance focuses on the pandemic, caregiver discrimination can be much broader than those arising due to COVID-19. No federal discrimination law protects an employee’s right… Read More »

ABCs of employment law: Discrimination | Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

NOTE FROM ROBIN: For months, I’ve been thinking about doing a series of posts with very basic explanations of the federal laws that govern the workplace. I think the series would be helpful to people who are new in Human Resources (or lawyers or paralegals who are new to the practice of employment law). But… Read More »

Governor Hochul Signs Legislative Package to Combat Housing Discrimination

Governor Kathy Hochul today signed a sweeping legislative package that included nine different bills to combat housing discrimination. This legislative package addresses many of the issues identified in an expose by Newsday, “Long Island Divided”, which explored discrimination and both explicit and implicit bias that exists in the real estate industry. “For too long, the dream… Read More »

New Law Combats Housing Discrimination In New York Through Improved Education For Real Estate Professionals

Governor Kathy Hochul signs package of legislation combating housing discrimination across Long Island and New York State Bill by Senator Anna M. Kaplan mandates anti-bias training for real estate professionals to combat the type of discriminatory behavior uncovered by Newsday’s “Long Island Divided” investigation series Click here to download HD Video and full-res photos of… Read More »

Labor Law: Employment discrimination and artificial intelligence, employers beware | Local Business News

By KAREN MICHAEL Special correspondent Employers continue to find new ways to automate business practices, including using software programs that provide for artificial intelligence (AI) in a variety of employment practices, including recruitment. These new technologies, while promising in many respects, have garnered the attention of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which last year launched… Read More »

Colorado House OKs expanding employment discrimination law to cover domestic workers | Legislature

Legislation to protect tens of thousands of domestic workers from employment discrimination passed a major hurdle Thursday, receiving approval from the Colorado House. If enacted, House Bill 1367 would expand the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act to cover employees who work for private households, such as cleaners, gardeners, nannies or elderly care takers. The bill would also… Read More »