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Keep Policies for LGBT Employees Up-to-Date

The U.S. is a “little conflicted” about LGBT issues, which is reflected in the range of policies seeking to regulate employers' treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers, according to management-side attorney Kelly Bunting.

Between federal legislation, federal agency guidance, state laws and states suing and “trying to pass laws to stop federal legislation,” large companies or those with employees scattered around the country are often unclear about how to conform their policies to the law, or even which laws they're required to comply with, Bunting, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, told a conference session June 21.

Nonetheless, it's imperative to stay abreast of developments and update employee handbook policies to conform—as much as possible—with current federal and state legislation.

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