Tag Archives: Statute of limitations

Practical steps to ensure compliance with Texas’ robust new sexual harassment laws

On July 6, 2021, we released a blog post on Texas’ new sexual harassment laws, which became effective September 1, 2021. These laws expand liability for sexual harassment to companies with at least one employee and to individual supervisors and coworkers. Our July 6 post discusses the details of the new laws; now that they … Continue Reading

Reminder to New Jersey Employers: Shortening the Law Against Discrimination’s Statute of Limitations is Prohibited

Dana E. Feinstein, Reed Smith Summer Associate, contributed to this blog post.   Employers in New Jersey should be aware that a recent New Jersey Supreme Court decision invalidated a contractual provision that shortened the statute of limitations for bringing a claim for discrimination under the Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”). On June 15, 2016, the … Continue Reading

California Courts Address Employment Arbitration Agreements

Recent opinions by the California Courts of Appeal should encourage employers to review and assess the enforceability of their arbitration and related employment agreements. Court Refuses to Enforce Agreement to Shorten Limitations Period on Wage and Hour Claims In Pellegrino v. Robert Half International, the Court of Appeal found that an agreement to shorten or … Continue Reading

President Obama Signs Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Placing New Burdens on Employers

Acting swiftly on one of his campaign promises, President Obama today signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S. 181). The new law will increase the number of pay discrimination claims, make them much more difficult to defend, and force employers to retain records relating to compensation decisions far longer than they have in the past. In … Continue Reading

U.S. House Passes Pay Discrimination Legislation Supported by Obama; Senate Poised to Act

Just a few days after starting its new session, Congress has moved to substantially expand employees’ rights and remedies in pay discrimination cases. On Jan. 9, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (H.R. 11) and the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12), largely along party lines, and then combined them … Continue Reading