WHAT TO EXPECT IN CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR 2019 In many ways, 2018 was a bellwether year for California employment law, seeing major changes in the laws pertaining to sexual harassment, independent contractors, and a whole host of other issues. Does 2019 hold as many big surprises in store? The short answer: probably not, but…

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TOP 10 EMPLOYMENT LAW DEVELOPMENTS OF 2018: No. 6 – #METOO’s DRAMATIC IMPACT ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT LEGISLATION The #MeToo movement went viral on social media and in the news in October 2017 and triggered the most significant changes in California’s sexual harassment laws to be seen in a long time. In response to the #MeToo…

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Top 10 Developments of 2018 in Employment and Higher Education Law: NUMBER 10 – HIGHER ED ROUNDUP 2018 was a year full of legislative action at the federal level. In the higher education sphere, proposed changes to Title IX dominated the news cycles, while changes at the Supreme Court might herald the demise of “affirmative…

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Hanging in my office is a Dilbert cartoon wherein a boss announces to his subordinates that, happily, they would not be replaced by robots. Unhappily, he would be replaced by a robot, bringing his unfortunate subordinates suffering “the world hasn’t seen since slavery was legal.” In an apparent bid to outdo Dilbert’s employer, Amazon has…

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It has been a busy few weeks in the federal courts regarding the development of gay and transgender employment discrimination law. On March 7, 2018, the Sixth Circuit held that Title VII’s prohibitions on sex discrimination include discrimination based upon transgender status, and further dismissed the notion that otherwise illegal discrimination can be summarily exempted…

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