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Briefs: Around the States

Magazine article HRMagazine

Briefs: Around the States

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NEW YORK: JURY AWARDS $1.6 MILLION IN BIAS CASE

A New York City restaurateur who discriminated against a lesbian chef by requiring her to attend workplace prayer meetings and exposing her to homophobic rhetoric must pay $1.6 million in damages, a New York appeals court ruled. The court concluded that the award, including $1.3 million in punitive damages, was not excessive and that the jury was properly instructed about the restaurant owner's free speech rights.

OKLAHOMA: CITIES BARRED FROM SETTING MINIMUM WAGE

A new law in Oklahoma prohibits cities and towns from establishing mandatory minimum wage, sick day or vacation requirements. The law "ensures municipalities in Oklahoma cannot mandate a minimum wage higher than the national rate," according to the Oklahoma Office of the Governor. Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, said a mandated wage hike would "create a hardship" for smallbusiness owners, stifle job creation and increase costs for consumers. …

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