State and Local Compliance

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23-028
Monday, February 6, 2023

February 22 Web Workshop Scheduled. The California Civil Rights Division has posted new guidance consisting of updated FAQs, reporting templates, and User Guide to assist covered employers with their 2023 pay data reporting requirements. Please join


Memo
23-023
Monday, January 30, 2023

The Illinois Department of Labor has issued final regulations implementing 2021 amendments to the state’s equal pay law that require covered employers to submit employee pay information to the state in conjunction with applying for a mandatory “equal


Memo
23-015
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Six months after the state legislature passed the bill, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has finally signed into law a measure that, starting this fall, will require covered state employers to include salary information in job postings.


Memo
23-005
Thursday, January 5, 2023

Washington state’s Human Rights Commission has filed a formal complaint against a major airline alleging that the company’s dress code policy discriminates against a nonbinary flight attendant. Although this appears to be a case of first impression,


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22-237
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

As a reminder to covered CWC members, the states of California, Washington, and Rhode Island all have new salary disclosure requirements going into effect on January 1, 2023.


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22-234
Monday, December 19, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Our latest update of recent state and local workplace compliance developments covers actions that have occurred since our last update in November.


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22-232
Tuesday, December 13, 2022

The New York City Department of Consumer and Workplace Protection (DCWP) has announced that it will delay enforcement of the City’s controversial new artificial intelligence bias audit law from January 1, 2023, to April 15, 2023, due to the “high vol


Memo
22-229
Monday, December 12, 2022

In less than three weeks, covered employers in California will be required to start complying with the state’s sweeping privacy protection law as it applies to “employment-related information.”


Memo
22-209
Wednesday, November 2, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Our latest update covers important state and local workplace compliance developments that have occurred since our last update in September.


Memo
22-198
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

California recently wrapped up its 2022 legislative session, but not before enacting several new laws that burnish the state’s reputation as a leader in imposing workplace mandates on private sector employers.


Memo
22-188
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The New York City Department of Consumer and Workplace Protection has published proposed rules to implement the City’s new ordinance that will require covered employers to conduct an independent bias audit of any AI tool used and to publish the resul


Memo
22-185
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The U.S. Congress has wrestled for years with trying to find agreement on a comprehensive federal data privacy law. A bill pending in the House of Representatives that has strong bipartisan support suggests the legislators may be getting closer to co


Memo
22-179
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A bill that would expand California’s pay reporting requirements to include additional data as well as require covered employers to include salary information in job postings awaits the Governor’s expected signature.


Memo
22-168
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Our latest roundup of notable state and local workplace compliance developments summarizes actions that have been taken since our last update in July, including two new California bills with significant compliance implicati


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22-132
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC is pleased to provide the latest edition of CWC Interstate, a summary of notable workplace-related state and local compliance developments that have occurred since our last update in May.


Memo
22-130
Monday, July 11, 2022

This ruling by a divided three-judge panel of the federal appeals court serves as a reminder that a drug testing policy should be clear in its terms and applied consistently in order to minimize potential claims of discrimination.


Memo
22-127
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The latest in our virtual member roundtable discussions focused on the challenges of complying with differing state and local workplace requirements, and the availability of technologies that might assist in helping companies to comply.


Memo
22-117
Monday, June 20, 2022

A bill approved recently by the NY State legislature will require state employers with four or more employees to post salary information in job postings, including advertisements for a new hire, promotion, or transfer opportunity.


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22-096
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed state budget for 2022-2023 includes additional funds for California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing that would allow the agency to hire resources to strengthen enforcement of California’s pay da


Memo
22-093
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC is pleased to provide the latest edition of CWC Interstate, a summary of notable workplace-related state and local compliance developments that have occurred since our last update in early April.


Memo
22-089
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Although a bill recently approved by the House of Representatives that bans discrimination based on a person’s hairstyle probably will not be enacted this year, trend lines suggest that it’s only a matter of time before it becomes law.


Memo
22-087
Thursday, May 5, 2022

A new mandate to include salary information in New York City job postings will likely be postponed and favorably amended, as our memo explains.


Memo
22-077
Thursday, April 21, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. In anticipation of the May 24 filing deadline applicable to the first batch of employers subject to Illinois’ broad new pay reporting requirements, the state’s Department of Labor has posted a set of FAQs that address basic


Memo
22-070
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing has published a report summarizing at a high level pay data submitted to the agency in 2021 under the state’s new pay data reporting requirements.


Memo
22-065
Thursday, April 7, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Our latest CWC Interstate summarizes workplace compliance developments that have occurred at the state and local level since our last update in February.


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