- A Social Security Administration judge in Texas sued his employer to avoid being disciplined for refusing on religious grounds to watch a mandatory LGBT diversity training video.
- A Minnesota woman has sued her former employer for firing her after she refused to attend a business lunch at Hooters.
- The Center for Investigative Reporting took a detailed look at new EEOC chair Victoria Lipnic’s record as an EEOC commissioner.
- SHRM offered advice for building diverse and inclusive teams.
- The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a Fayetteville city ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- The U.S. Department of Justice agreed to pay $225,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by a former prosecutor who alleged that women in the U.S. attorney’s office in Spokane, Washington were not treated equally to men.
- Quartz tested digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa to see how they respond to sexual harassment, and the results are enlightening.
- Google is suing Uber, alleging that a former employee stole trade secrets related to Google’s self-driving car technology.
- Recode covered the controversy over Instacart’s evolving approach to tipping and compensation of delivery workers.
- Harvard Business Review looked at why corporate boards aren’t adequately dealing with today’s biggest threat: cybersecurity.
In Other News
- The New York Times Magazine published The Jobs Americans Do, an in-depth look at America’s working class today.
- Legislation proposed in Maryland that mirrors the attempted federal increase in overtime eligibility by the Obama administration could make 80,000 workers eligible for overtime.
- The New York Department of Labor recently issued regulations allowing employers to set limits on employee discussion of wages but not to prohibit such discussions altogether.