Tag: human rights

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Second Circuit Ruling Could “Impact” Discrimination Claims Brought by Remote Workers under NYS Human Rights Law

April 19, 2024

Via: National Law Review

In King v. Aramark Services, Inc., No. 22-1237 (March 20, 2024), a Second Circuit panel affirmed the dismissal of claims under the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”), concluding that under New York’s “impact test,” occasional remote work by […]

Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

The City of Chicago amends sexual harassment laws, including new training, policy, and notice requirements

June 17, 2022

Via: JD Supra

The City of Chicago (“the City”) recently amended its laws on sexual harassment in the workplace. Notably, by July 1, 2022, all employers in the City will be required to have a policy on sexual harassment. Additionally, beginning July 1, […]

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Should Housing Be a Right?

July 27, 2021

Via: FindLaw

The Sacramento City Council is strongly considering passage of the nation’s first “right to housing” measure. What would that mean? And what might be the broader impact if more cities, and even states, proclaim housing to be a human right? […]

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US to ‘reengage immediately’ with UN Human Rights Council

February 9, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US State Department announced Monday that the US will “reengage immediately and robustly” with the UN Human Rights Council, citing direct instruction from President Joe Biden. The decision comes nearly three years after the Trump administration withdrew the US […]

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US State Department releases 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

March 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo named China, Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela as some of the worst human rights violators in his remarks while presenting the State Department’s 2019 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on Wednesday. The reports cover […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

US Senate approves Hong Kong human rights bill

November 20, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Senate approved HR 3289 Tuesday in an attempt to address human rights violations in Hong Kong. The bill would create reporting requirements for Hong Kong officials, including annual reporting of human rights treatment in the area until 2027. […]

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How should the United States balance border security and human rights?

November 18, 2016

Via: ABA Journal

Concerns about national security have driven much of our recent immigration policy—and many of the discussions taking place in the current U.S. presidential election. But how do policymakers balance those concerns with the rights of American citizens and the human […]