As of January 12, 2021, Palm Beach County’s equal employment ordinance has been amended to cover smaller businesses.    Companies in Palm Beach County with between 5 and 14 employees (Federal and State civil rights acts normally cover companies with 15 or more employees) will now have to comply with the County’s equal employment ordinance.

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Three months ago, I posted about North Carolina’s HB2 (the transgender bathroom bill that is still garnering headlines) and that many had overlooked a big change to North Carolina’s discrimination law separate and apart from bathrooms.  As I pointed out in my prior post, lost in the protests over the bathroom issues was the fact

There has been a ton of news coverage regarding North Carolina’s new bathroom access law included within HB-2.   I’ve written several posts on bathroom access and employment litigation regarding bathroom access.  See my posts here (OSHA guidance on bathroom access), here (EEOC settlement of litigation which included bathroom access claims), here (11th Circuit Court of

The County Commission of Osceola County, Florida voted recently to move forward with a public hearing on a new human rights ordinance.

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Other Florida counties that have adopted human rights ordinances include:  Alachua, Broward, Leon, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Orange, Palm Beach and Pinellas and Volusia.  Many cities and towns also have adopted human-rights ordinances.

It’s Just Lunch, a Hallandale Beach, Florida match making company has agreed to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit, filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) for $960,000.

Specifically, the EEOC had alleged that It’s Just Lunch refused to hire men as dating directors and inside sales representatives.  The EEOC also claimed that Lynda Twist,