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President Obama Jumps On Netflix Bandwagon And Mandates Paid Sick Leave For Federal ContractorsIn early August, Netflix announced that in addition to offering unlimited sick and vacation days, it would also allow employees to take unlimited paid parental leave. Refusing to be upstaged by the private sector, on Labor Day President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring all businesses that contract with the federal government to begin providing

DOL Proposes Rules For Compliance With Obama’s Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive OrderLast summer, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which requires government contractors hoping to secure contracts of over $500,000 to disclose state and federal labor law violations from the past three years. This week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued proposed rules defining exactly what “federal law violations” must

More Federal Agencies Expand EEO Protection to LGBT Employees and Private Litigants Continue to File Lawsuits Based on Gender IdentityIn my supervisor training sessions, I used to note that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sex, with a reminder that it applies to both sexes. In recent training sessions, however, I find that section now takes a little longer as I have to cover gender identity and sexual orientation as separate types of sex