On March 6, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released additional guidance on religious accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), with a special focus on issues of religious garb and grooming in the workplace. The guidance reminds employers that in most circumstances Title VII requires employers to make exceptions to their usual workplace policies to permit applicants and employees to observe their religious dress and religious grooming practices. Employers must consider accommodating an employee's request to wear religious garb or engage in religious grooming practices unless the accommodation would cause the employer undue hardship. Furthermore, the EEOC considers undue hardship as a "more than de minimis" cost or burden on the employer.
The EEOC guidance specifically provides the following:
Day Pitney Attorneys Daniel Schwartz, Michael Lane and Lindsey Viscomi authored the article, "Don't Be Late Paying Terminated Employees in Massachusetts," for Law360 Employment Authority.
Day Pitney Employment and Labor attorneys Glenn Dowd and Lindsey Viscomi will be presenting "Critical HR Transactions," at the CBIA 2022 Human Resources Conference on March 17 at the Trumbull Marriott Shelton.
Employment and Labor attorneys Heather Weine Brochin, Michael T. Bissinger, Howard Fetner and Trisha Efiom co-authored the article, "Keeping Up With New York's New Employment Laws," published by Employment Benefit Plan Review.
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Day Pitney Employment and Labor Partner Rachel Gonzalez was featured in the Diverse Lawyers Network newsletter for being a recipient of the Executive Women of New Jersey Salute to the Policy Makers Award.
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Employment and Labor Partner Glenn W. Dowd is quoted in the Hartford Business Journal article, "Many CT Businesses Breathe 'Sigh of Relief' After Federal Vaccine Mandate is Withdrawn."
Employment and Labor partner Glenn W. Dowd is quoted in the Hartford Business Journal article, "Small Business Anxieties Still Persist As CT's New Paid Leave Program Set To Debut Jan. 1."
Attorneys Kritika Bharadwaj, Benjamin E. Haglund, Theresa A. Kelly, Naju R. Lathia and Elizabeth J. Sher represented the firm at the South Asian Bar Association of New Jersey (SABA-NJ) 2021 Annual Gala on October 1 at The Marigold in Somerset, NJ.