This massive settlement illustrates the depth of issues a business can face when it allows discrimination and harassment to exist in its organization.
Syntrio strives to keep you updated on all developments in the labor and employment law arena, and specifically those legal changes and legislative activity that may directly impact your obligations to your employees. The following are important news items that you should take note of and ensure your organization is remaining compliant with this ever-changing […]
On August 12, 2019 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that greatly expands protections for employees and impacts the New York sexual harassment training prevention law going forward. Specifically, the law signed on August 12 changes the standard by which claims of workplace harassment are evaluated by no longer requiring a […]
Late on Friday, August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed SB 75 into law. Among other changes, this law amends the Illinois Human Rights Act to require employers of all sizes to provide annual training on the prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020, and training will […]
“Your time is up, my time is now.” New Englanders likely recognize the above phrase, which is uttered repeatedly in the entrance music for WWE superstar and New England native John Cena. Ironically, with WWE often associated with misogynistic practices towards its female characters, the phrase takes on new meaning in Connecticut with the advent […]
It is encouraging to see a large number of businesses showing enthusiasm for Pride month, when just a few years ago many companies were hesitant to publicly endorse their support for the LGBTQ community out of fear of things like “customer backlash” or “taking a stance.” Many businesses are thankfully no longer afraid to show […]
Last week the Illinois General Assembly approved legislation that would require all employers in that state to conduct mandatory sexual harassment training. If signed into law by Illinois Governor Pritzker, this law would take effect on July 1, 2020 and would be the most comprehensive of its kind in the country. Given the substantial implications […]
In 2018, New York enacted sweeping legislation requiring employers to train nearly all employees that work in that State. While it is likely employers are still scrambling to meet these new requirements, the 2019 legislative session shows no signs of New York slowing down its efforts to eradicate offensive behavior from its workplaces. Lawmakers […]