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Senate on the Brink of Approving Bill to Improve LGBT Workplace Rights

Earlier this week, I blogged about Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) promising that the Senate would take up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act . Yesterday, the Senate obtained enough support to put ENDA to a full vote. Every Senate Democrat agreed to press forward. And even some Republicans helped get...

ENDA -- a Bill Banning LGBT Workplace Discrimination -- Passes the Senate

And it wasn't close at all. By a final vote of 64-32, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act , also known as ENDA, passed the Senate on Thursday. All 52 Democrats, plus 2 Independents and 10 Republicans voted in favor of the bill. Among the notable yes votes was Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey...

For Employers, the Practical Side of ENDA

While the Senate has passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), its future in the House is less certain. Employers, especially small and medium size employers who have the threshold 15 employees, wait, as they have done with other laws, to see if it is passed. Employers have long recognized...