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Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) introduced its voluntary Diversity Assessment Report for Entities Regulated by the SEC. The Report is intended to help SEC-regulated entities conduct self-assessments of their diversity policies and practices, and provides these entities with a template for submitting information about their self-assessments to OMWI. Conducting self-assessments and providing the information to OMWI are voluntary.

The SEC’s Report is in line with the recent demands from US shareholders demanding transparency and accountability when it comes to gender pay and commitments to creating more inclusive and diverse workplaces. We expect diversity and inclusion to remain at the forefront of legal issues facing employers for years to come.

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Attention employers using biometric identification technology, such as retina scans, fingerprint identification and facial recognition technology:

A number of corporations in Illinois, including internet and video game companies, food product manufacturers, gas stations, and restaurant chains, have been sued in the past few months for alleged BIPA violations.

Here’s what you need to know

Continue Reading How To Avoid Class Action Liability Under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act


Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

After two years of blogging to our friends in the Lone Star state, we are excited to announce that we are embracing the opportunity for new beginnings this fall. We are turning over a new leaf and expanding our blog to reach all US employers, including those managing operations outside of the US.

The new Employer Report provides legal updates and practical insights about the latest labor and employment issues affecting US multinationals, at both the domestic AND global level.

The original site will be redirected, so no action necessary on your part (other than to spread the word!). The Employer Report will be updated regularly by our US Employment and Compensation lawyers with insights covering a wide range of labor and employment topics, including wage and hour updates, new compliance obligations outside the US, trends concerning the gender pay gap, and much more!

We appreciate your continued support and hope you enjoy the Employer Report.