On May 31, 2012, the Senate approved a bill (S455) that would prohibit employers from seeking credit checks on employees or applicants under most circumstances. A detailed discussion of that bill appeared in the February 2012 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority. The bill now heads to the Assembly for its consideration, where the bill already has several supporters. A parallel bill (A2840) was introduced by the Assembly on May 11, 2012, and a similar bill (A704) was introduced in December of last year.
OFCCP Issues Final Rule Prohibiting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination by Federal Contractors
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced a Final Rule implementing changes made to the affirmative action requirements by Executive Order 13672, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Final Rule requires contractors to ensure that applicants and employees are treated without regard…..
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Employee Job Duties Are Relevant to Whether an Employee Has Made a Good Faith Complaint Under Minnesota’s Whistleblower Statute
In a 4-3 decision with a plurality opinion, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Minnesota’s whistleblower statute, Minn. Stat. § 181.932, does not contain a job duties exception that bars employees who report illegal conduct or suspected illegal conduct as part of their job duties from bringing a claim under the statute. The employee’s job