This week, we recap the continued rise in unfair labor practice (ULP) charge filings reported by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); New York City’s new prohibitions against size discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations; and Florida’s forthcoming E-Verify requirements for public and private employers with 25 or more employees.

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ULP Charges and Petitions Rise Sharply

ULP charge filings with the NLRB are on the rise. The NLRB reported a 16 percent surge in those filings in the first half of 2023, with a continued increase in union representation petitions

New York City Prohibits Size Discrimination

The New York City Council recently approved new prohibitions on discrimination based on a person's weight and height in employment, except in cases where those factors are essential for job functions. Size discrimination is also now prohibited in housing decisions and access to public accommodation.

Florida Imposes New E-Verify Requirements

Starting July 1, 2023, public and private employers with at least 25 employees in Florida will be required to use the E-Verify system to confirm that employees are eligible to work in the United States. Employers must do this within three business days of the employee’s first day of work or face stiff penalties.

Other Highlights

EEOC Issues New Workplace Artificial Intelligence Technical Assistance
Workforce Bulletin
Frank C. Morris, Jr.; Frances M. Green; Adam S. Forman; Nathaniel M. Glasser

The End of COVID-19 Guidance? EEOC Publishes Technical Assistance “Capstone”
Workforce Bulletin
Nathaniel M. Glasser, Ashley Krezmien

Chicago’s Amended “Ban the Box” Ordinance Imposes Stricter Criminal History Use and Notification Requirements on Employers
Workforce Bulletin
Peter A. Steinmeyer, Genevieve M. Murphy-Bradacs, Ridhi D. Madia

Maryland Delays Implementation of State’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
Workforce Bulletin
Nathaniel M. Glasser, Ann Knuckles Mahoney, Eric I. Emanuelson Jr., Alexandria K. Adkins

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