Understanding California’s New Law Banning Hair Discrimination
Many employers have come under ﬁre recently for grooming policies targeting predominantly black hairstyles, such as dreadlocks. In response, California recently became the first state to ban hair discrimination with the Crown Act. New York City has passed similar laws as well, imposing a penalty of up to $250,000 per violation. Yet, there is inconsistency in the law with respect to this issue, as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Alabama, Georgia, and Florida) has held that employers may enforce a grooming policy that prohibits dreadlocks, despite a close cultural association to race. This is an issue on which few courts have spoken and upon which there is no general legal consensus. Join us for this engaging session where we will go over California’s Crown Act, as well and discuss variations that exist among state and federal law.
Right To Know - November 30, 2022, Vol. 1
Cyber, Privacy, and Technology Report
FERC Advancing New Reliability Requirements for Renewables
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued two orders designed to address electric grid reliability implications raised by the dramatic growth in solar and wind projects. Renewable project owners and operators should follow these developments closely, as FERC’s orders propose to substantially increase registration and compliance requirements.