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Personnel Practices: Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Personnel Practices: Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

Kristen M. Whittle, Esq., Partner, Barton Gilman LLP Alexandra Rotondo, Esq., Associate, Barton Gilman LLP Although the transgender rights movement has made substantial progress in recent years, research has shown that transgender individuals across the country remain subject to unequal footing in the workplace. In fact, according to the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey, a report by the National […]

Personnel Practices: Paid Time Off Policies

Personnel Practices: Paid Time Off Policies

by C. Alexander Chiulli, Esq. and Kristen M. Whittle, Esq. In creating benefits packages for their employees, many employers offer some form of paid time off in an effort to attract and retain high-quality workers. According to the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s (DLT) most recent Employee Benefits Report (available at http://www. dlt.ri.gov/lmi/pdf/ebs13.pdf), […]

Is Your Business Ready For Rhode Islands New Cyber Security Law?

Is Your Business Ready For Rhode Islands New Cyber Security Law?

by Jay Madden Attacks Hit Small Employers Big According to a 2015 report from the Insurance Information Institute, cyber hacks increased by an estimated 27.5% from 2014 to 2015, with perpetrators coming from everywhere – politically-motivated criminal across the globe to local disgruntled employees. While most people have heard about highly-publicized attacks targeted at big […]

A New Bill Seeks To Improve Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

A New Bill Seeks To Improve Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

In March of this year, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York introduced the Gender Diversity in Corporate Leadership Act. The bill is intended to increase the number of women on corporate boards, and would require public corporations to report the gender composition of their boards and board nominees to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). It would also […]

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