DRUG GIANT NOVARTIS SUFFERS HUGE DEFEAT IN GENDER DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

In the largest gender discrimination matter to go to verdict in the United States, a New York jury last week found the drug company Novartis liable for gender discrimination in pay, promotional opportunities, and pregnancy-related matters. The class included female sales representative who worked for the drug company between 2002 and 2007. After delivering a …

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CONNECTICUT WOMAN FILES GENETIC DISCRIMINATION CLAIM WITH THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

A Fairfield, Connecticut woman filed a charge of discrimination last month with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against her former employer under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”). Under that law, which went into effect in November, 2009, employers may not use an individual’s genetic background in hiring, firing or deciding promotions. Ms. Pamela …

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES NEW PLAN TO CURB LABOR VIOLATIONS

The United States Department of Labor recently announced plans to require companies to prepare and adopt compliance plans aimed at ensuring they do not violate wage, job safety and equal employment laws. The Department of Labor stated that its intention was to foster a culture of compliance among employers, rather than what it called the …

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Mandatory New Hire Notification for New York Employers

Effective October 26, 2009, New York employers are required to notify all new hires in writing of their hourly rate, overtime rate (if applicable) and payday.  Employers must also receive a written acknowledgment of such notification.  The Department recently posted on its website mandatory forms that must be used by employers with employees working in New …

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Genetic Information Discrimination in Employment

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, otherwise known by its acronym “GINA”, prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment. Under this new law, which went into effect on November 21, 2009, it is unlawful to discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment because of genetic information. That is, an employer or …

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