Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Update
H.R. 2116, Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act of 2022, is currently referred to the Senate after having passed the House of Representatives. Among other things, if passed, this Act would prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of the individual’s hair texture or hairstyle, if the texture or style is commonly associated with a particular race or national origin. Enforcement would be incorporated into Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, also passed the House, and was received by the Senate over a year ago but has been referred to a Senate Committee. Additionally, the Department of Labor has announced that it will begin interpreting the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex under Section 188 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. It will continue to interpret this prohibition as include discrimination on the basis of gender identity and transgender status.
Compliance Strategies for AI/ML Technologies & Automated Tools: What In-House Professionals Need to Know
In the age of innovation, many businesses are leveraging AI/ML technologies and automated decision-making tools to advance business objectives, save time and reduce costs.
Join us for a panel, which will consolidate the various laws, legislative proposals and technical guidance into actionable compliance strategies for your business.
Clark Hill Mexico City Grand Opening Reception
Celebrate our new Mexico City Office with a reception and educational event.
We will toast our new office space and location with a cocktails and small bites with Mexico and US-based colleagues and friends.