This week, we discuss how the Speak Out Act pays homage to the fifth anniversary of the #MeToo movement, outline the enhanced implications of the California Privacy Rights Act, and note the record-breaking numbers set by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) whistleblower program.
President Biden Signs the Speak Out Act
Last week, President Biden signed the bipartisan Speak Out Act into law, which takes effect immediately. The new law limits the enforceability of pre-dispute non-disparagement and non-disclosure clauses relating to sexual assault and sexual harassment claims.
Enhanced Data Privacy Obligations for California Employers
Effective January 1, 2023, covered businesses that employ California workers must comply with the new California Privacy Rights Act. This legislation makes California the first state to extend data privacy rights to employees. Several additional significant employment laws will take effect in California in 2023.
SEC Whistleblower Office Releases Annual Report
The SEC recently released its annual report to Congress detailing the record-breaking numbers from the Office of the Whistleblower for fiscal year 2022.
New York City’s Automated Employment Decision Tools Law Enforcement Postponed Until April 15, 2023
Adam Forman, Nathaniel Glasser, Ridhi Madia
NLRB General Counsel Proposes Lower Standard for Requiring Employers to Provide Financial Information
Adam Abrahms, Steven Swirsky, Neresa De Biasi
Punching In: Apple Store Union Gears Up for First Contract Talks
Bloomberg Law Daily Labor Report
Paul DeCamp quoted
Accurate Job Descriptions Remain Critical for ADA Compliance
Fran DeLuca, Sherelle Wu
Issue Spotting Is Not Whistleblowing
Greg Keating, Daniel Green
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