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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On September 11, AB 1209, the Gender Pay Gap Transparency Act, which would require larger employers in California to publish differences in pay between male and female employees and Board members...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The U.S. EEOC in Dallas filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, against Denton County, Texas, alleging violations of the Equal Pay Act with regard to Denton's compensation...
Vedder, Price P.C.
California Labor Code sections 230 and 230.1 provide certain rights to employees who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, including the right to take time off from work...
Barnes & Thornburg
We knew this question would be asked. On Sept. 7, a petition was filed in this country's highest court, asking it to settle the ongoing debate of whether Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination...
Womble Carlyle
Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs or activities.
K&L Gates
On Thursday, September 7, 2017, Department of Education Secretary DeVos announced that the Department will launch a notice-and-comment process to incorporate the "insights of all parties" in creating...
Jackson Lewis P.C.
The Trump Administration believes that Obama-era guidance regarding sexual assault on college campuses created a "failed system" that was a "disservice to everyone involved," Department of Education Secretary...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Ninth Circuit has weighed into the national debate over discretionary clauses in ERISA plans, holding that ERISA preempts a state-law ban on discretionary clauses for self-funded disability plans...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On August 30, 2017, the EEOC filed suit against Estée Lauder in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania claiming that the cosmetic company discriminated against male employees ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
What is happening in employment law? We will be providing you with quick employment law updates on a bi-monthly basis in a new series called "The Bubbler."
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Third Circuit has recently taken steps to resolve inconsistent precedent regarding the standard for pleading hostile work environment harassment.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
An envelope containing a charge from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission arrives on your desk.
Fisher Phillips LLP
School officials often receive requests from students with disabilities to bring "service animals" and "assistance animals" on campus as an accommodation.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Every year, an increasing number of states and localities clamp down on an employer's ability to ask about applicants' criminal histories (our update from earlier this year provides a good primer).
Proskauer Rose LLP
ZL Technologies brought suit, alleging libel per se and online impersonation, against seven anonymous individuals who represented themselves as current or former ZL employees and who posted critical reviews of ZL's management ...
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
In the most recent updates to the AARP v. EEOC wellness case, the District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the EEOC to review the wellness regulations related to GINA and ADA ...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In June, the Missouri Legislature passed Senate Bill 43 ("SB 43") altering several key provisions of the Missouri Human Rights Act ("MHRA").
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
As explained below, a pay audit may provide your company with valuable protection in the event that a pay differential exists and a pay discrimination claim is filed under state law.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Plaintiff-employees cannot pursue a claim under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (Section 1983) for rights created under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the unfortunate Memo to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program (Memo).
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K&L Gates
While the SJC's decision allowed Barbuto to pursue her handicap discrimination claim, the Court noted that it does not necessarily guarantee that she will ultimately succeed in proving discrimination.
BakerHostetler
On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded that an employee could sue her employers for state law disability discrimination for failing to accommodate her use of medical marijuana after she failed to pass a drug test. In so holding, the court interpreted workplace protections not explicitly stated in Massachusetts' medical marijuana law.
Barnes & Thornburg
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 29 states have "comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs" and 16 states have more limited programs that allow for the use of "low THC....
Proskauer Rose LLP
ZL Technologies brought suit, alleging libel per se and online impersonation, against seven anonymous individuals who represented themselves as current or former ZL employees and who posted critical reviews of ZL's management ...
Fisher Phillips LLP
Nationwide, there are approximately 29 states and over 150 cities and counties that have adopted some form of "ban the box" legislation.
Morgan Lewis
In a landmark decision that is likely to influence other states, a recent ruling in Massachusetts protects medical marijuana users against discrimination by their employers absent undue hardship.
Pryor Cashman LLP
Two New York federal courts have ruled that websites that offer goods and services to the public are "places of public accommodation" and are thus subject to the ADA and must be made...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Employment applications—they may seem innocuous, but they contain a number of minefields of which employers should be aware.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
And the biggest employment case of 2017 . . . is not here yet. The reality: Everyone will be eagerly waiting another four to six months for the biggest and most-anticipated employment case of 2017: class action waivers.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
On June 13, 2017, Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida ordered Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. to make its website accessible by persons with disabilities, including those who rely on screen readers and other adaptive software.
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