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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Shaw's new, leading Government Relations and Policy Group, which has already won the attention of national media outlets, is excited to offer regular updates to clients regarding the actions of Congress...
Orrick
In 2012, a Colorado bakery refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, but offered to sell the couple any other type of cake or baked good the store offered. At the time of the baker's refusal, Colorado did not recognize same-sex marriage
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The employers investigated ranged from a restaurant chain to a skin care company to a book store.
Orrick
On June 4, 2018, a 7-2 United States Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. et al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission et al. reversed discrimination penalties against a baker who refused to create a wedding cake...
Littler Mendelson
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently signed HB 2154 and HB 2311 into law, both taking effect on July 21, 2018. HB 2154 provides employers with additional guidance and updated notice procedures in the event of a data security system breach, and HB 2311 bolsters limited liability protections for employers when hiring employees or contracting with independent contractors previously convicted of criminal offenses.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 11, St. Louis County officials signed an executive order, effective immediately, that would "ban the box" and ensure that St. Louis County will no longer ask job applicants for criminal histories in their initial employment applications. Other jurisdictions in Missouri with ban-the-box laws include Jackson County, Columbia, and Kansas City.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Maryland has enacted legislation, effective October 1, 2018, requiring employers to submit information to the state regarding settlements of sexual harassment claims.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The EEOC recently joined the fray by filing an amicus curiae brief, which argues that it was reasonable for O'Daniel to believe that opposition to sexual orientation discrimination constituted protected activity.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Laws on workplace sexual harassment are changing dramatically for New York State employers, with still further changes in store for employers operating in New York City.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Executive Summary: On June 1, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Jefferson v. Sewon America, Inc., No. 17-11802, held that the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting framework ...
Morgan Lewis
The Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, which takes effect October 1, 2018, prohibits Maryland employers from requiring employees ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Board is now operating at a full complement and is issuing decisions on a fairly regular basis. Nothing earth shattering in terms of law (which is kind of a relief) ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The ecclesiastical abstention doctrine can provide religious institutions with protection from employment-related lawsuits.
Ford & Harrison LLP
The Fourth Circuit is the federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the federal district courts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In our sister blog, ADR: Advice from the Trenches, Don Davis explores back-to-back decisions by New York's intermediate appellate court that applied very narrow state law principles permitting vacatur of...
Brodies LLP
In April 2018, two black men entered a Starbucks store in Philadelphia and asked to use the bathroom. An employee informed them that this was a customer only service ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Lest we forget, many are the arbitrations that are subject to state arbitration law rather than the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA").
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Pay equity legislation is burgeoning. In 2017, several jurisdictions approved bans on salary history inquiries, and the trend continues in 2018.
Littler Mendelson
Every year state laws and local ordinances take effect after the first of the year, and 2018 is no exception.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Late last month, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed "An Act Concerning Pay Equity," prohibiting Connecticut-based employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary or compensation history.
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Proskauer Rose LLP
As part of Proskauer's collaboration with the New York City Bar Justice Center, I recently had the honor of assisting an Army veteran in his claim for disability benefits ...
Fakhoury Law Group
The MOU will increase the ability of the agencies to share information and identify, investigate, and prosecute employers who may be discriminating against U.S. workers and/or violating immigration laws.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
We all know (or should know) that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other discrimination laws prohibit intentional discrimination "because of" protected characteristics like race, age, gender...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
California's AB 2069, a bill to require employers to accommodate medical cannabis users, recently failed to advance past committee.
Fisher Phillips LLP
To boost innovation and remain competitive, employers often have no option but to sponsor foreign nationals for H-1B work visas to meet their labor needs, especially when it comes to workers ...
Littler Mendelson
Every year state laws and local ordinances take effect after the first of the year, and 2018 is no exception.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Many states and municipalities throughout the country have enacted laws that mandate the removal of criminal conviction history questions from job applications.
Littler Mendelson
After a tumultuous 2017, federal, state, and local governments have spent the start of 2018 reconsidering their approach toward sexual harassment in the workplace.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On November 8, 2016, Maine voters approved "Question 1 – An Act to Legalize Marijuana," and joined a handful of other states, including California, to have legalized the recreational use...
Ford & Harrison LLP
The Fourth Circuit is the federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the federal district courts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
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