What Birmingham Businesses Need to Know About the New #MeToo Law

Birmingham Business Journal
March 15, 2022

WWHGD’s esteemed Labor & Employment Partner, Stephen Walsh, spoke with Birmingham Business Journal about the new #MeToo Law. Walsh advises Birmingham business owners to consult with legal counsel to review their policies, reporting and training programs to ensure compliance with the new law.

Following the signing of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act by President Biden on March 3, many business leaders question what impact the new law could have on their existing workplace policies.  The move follows Congress’ bipartisan amendment of the Federal Arbitration Act, which had strongly favored forced arbitration for nearly 100 years.

Walsh states, “Employers should review their EEO and anti-harassment policies with legal counsel and ensure that their policies comply with applicable law. Additionally, employers should make sure that their employees have been trained on the company’s EEO and anti-harassment policies.”

To learn more about what employers should do to comply, subscribers may read the full story here.

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