Two bills introduced in January 2012 (A1099, S787) seek to extend CEPA, New Jersey’s broad whistleblower statute, to add whistleblower protection (1) for employees who report a substantial waste of public funds by a governmental entity, and (2) for employees of a governmental entity who report an abuse of authority or gross mismanagement. Related bills were introduced, but failed to advance, in 2011.
On October 23, 2014, the Boston office hosted Commissioner Sunila Thomas-George, Commissioner Charlotte Golar Richie, and General Counsel Constance McGrane of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) at its semi-annual Breakfast Briefing. The MCAD commissioners and general counsel provided helpful information and advice for employers appearing at the MCAD. Here…..
In a January 31, 2012 press release, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to reform some administrative practices to ease the visa process and reduce immigration burdens in an effort to retain highly-skilled foreign nationals and attract new business investment to the United States. The proposed reforms are being implemented in line with
Title VII does not include “care-giver” as a separate category for purposes of protection against discrimination. However, in a decision involving the failure to promote a woman with four young children, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reminded us that one important premise of Title VII’s gender discrimination provision is that “women have the right to prove their mettle in the work arena without the burden of stereotypes regarding whether they can fulfill their [work-related] responsibilities.”