By Uma Chandrasekaran, Kyle Petersen, and Megan P. Toth

Seyfarth Synopsis: In this February 1, 2018, hot-topic webinar, we will provide a roadmap for conducting legally compliant and effective sexual harassment investigations. There is no cost to attend this program, but registration is required.   

Over the past few months, news headlines have been dominated by sexual harassment allegations
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By Uma Chandrasekaran and Kyle Petersen

Seyfarth  Synopsis: In this February 1, 2018, hot-topic webinar, we will provide a roadmap for conducting legally compliant and effective sexual harassment investigations. There is no cost to attend this program, but registration is required.   

Over the past few months, news headlines have been dominated by sexual harassment allegations involving high profile celebrities. Sexual
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By Steve Shardonofsky and John P. Phillips

Time WarpSeyfarth Synopsis:  The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held for the first time that the continuing violation doctrine applies even when a plaintiff was subject to harassment that was severe enough to put the employee on notice of the duty to file a complaint.  The lower court will now consider conduct
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By Michael Wahlander

Seyfarth Synopsis: Within the last few years, the California Legislature has amended laws related to an employee’s right to inspect personnel records, intending to ensure employees have access to those records. Since then, employers have seen more such requests, claims made before the Labor Commissioner, and even lawsuits over production of personnel files. We offer here
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By Abigail Cahak

Seyfarth Synopsis: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) takes aim at the EEOC’s EEO-1 data collection proposal and systemic litigation efforts through proposed legislation.

On March 16, 2016, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) introduced a bill taking aim at the EEOC’s new EEO-1 data
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By Ada W. Dolph and Craig B. Simonsen

Since 2010, OSHA has made a concerted effort to coordinate enforcement of whistleblower complaints with affiliated agencies. (See our past blog about OSHA’s coordination with the FDA here).  OSHA continues in this effort, recently announcing that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
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By James L. Curtis, Ada W. Dolph, and Craig B. Simonsen

OSHA announced on April 3, 2014 its “Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010,” 79 Fed. Reg. 18630 (April 3, 2014).

The Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA) is intended to protect employees against retaliation
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