This State Insights Article addresses hostile work environment claims based on race under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). It discusses factors to be considered by federal and state courts in California when determining whether harassing conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive to create an actionable hostile work environment. It is intended as a guide for private employers in California. Local or municipal law may impose additional or different requirements.
An expert Q&A with Mary E. Drobka of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on the impact of state laws permitting the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana on employers' workplace policies, hiring practices and disciplinary procedures.
An Article on the EEOC's Guidance on the use of criminal background information, including arrest and conviction records, for employment purposes under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, including compliance requirements and best practices.
An expert Q&A with Stephen C. Mitchell of Fisher & Phillips LLP regarding guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on employers' use of criminal history information in decisions about employment.
This Article examines the revised meaning of disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and provides recommendations to help employers comply with the new standards.
On September 14, 2011, Practical Law Company and Ogleltree Deakins presented Deconstructing the Final ADAAA Regulations: How to Comply with the New Guidance, a one hour webinar on compliance with the ADAAA and the EEOC’s revised regulations. You can access the recorded webinar here (registration required to view recorded webinar). Click here to download webinar slides
Multinational companies are increasingly finding that a failure to manage employment liability risks on a global basis can lead to losses ranging from court awards or penalties to diminishment of corporate and brand image. This step-by-step guide provides a template for establishing global employment best practice standards and policies.