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Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt LLP
Over the past few years, California has gradually limited the ability of employers to utilize criminal records and background checks in making employment decisions.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mortgage underwriters do not qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's administrative exemption because they are more appropriately characterized as "production" employees...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Philippe Weiss was interviewed on July 12 by WGN Radio on a recent study about the level of weariness women and men feel spending one-on-one time with the opposite sex.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a recent win for employers, the Fifth Circuit clarified that opened-ended or unlimited requests to work from home are unreasonable under the Americans with Disabilities Act ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As our readers know, we have been monitoring decisions regarding the ability of employers to take disciplinary action against employees for using marijuana at work (like this decision here).
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Assembly Bill 1008 is making its way through the California legislature, after being passed in its amended form by the Committee on Appropriations on May 26, 2017.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Both California and the City of Los Angeles have enacted regulations effective July 1, 2017 governing employer use of applicant and employee criminal history in making employment decisions.
Morgan Lewis
Employers with employees in California should review policies and practices regarding consideration of criminal history in employment decisions as well as protections on the basis of gender identity...
Day Pitney LLP
On July 17, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that an employee who was fired because she tested positive for using legally prescribed medical marijuana could sue her employer for handicap discrimination...
Littler Mendelson
A new Connecticut law significantly enhances existing anti-discrimination protections for pregnant employees.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Ford & Harrison LLP
When my son was five and constantly arguing and negotiating for extra dessert or whatever it was that he wanted at any given time, people would often say, "You should be a lawyer!"
Bowditch & Dewey
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced on June 30 that the Pentagon has approved a six-month delay of the start date for allowing transgender recruits to enlist in the military.
Fisher Phillips LLP
The President's Tweeting dominated our discussions throughout June, with many people asking why does he Tweet?
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
IER is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
Fisher Phillips LLP
The recently completed Colorado legislative session resulted in the modification of only two employment laws.
Thompson Coburn LLP
On June 30, Governor Eric Greitens signed into law a new bill making notable changes to rights and remedies for claims under Missouri's discrimination law ("MHRA") and claims for whistleblower retaliation.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Earlier this month, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed into law "An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace" (the "Act"), which enhances employment protections for pregnant employees and applicants under the state's existing anti-discrimination law.
Littler Mendelson
On June 30, 2017, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed into law Senate Bill 43, which corrects the MHRA by bringing it into closer alignment with federal and other states' anti-discrimination statutes
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In a decision that will provide some solace to employers asked to permit remote work as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act...
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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In Orzechowski v. Boeing Company Non-Union Long-Term Disability Plan, 856 F.3d 686, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed and remanded the district court's judgment...
Orrick
On Tuesday, a federal district court in Florida issued an order in the first known trial involving accessibility to a public accommodation's website.
Littler Mendelson
Dear Littler: One of our employees here in Iowa has requested to bring a pet pig to work for "emotional support" purposes. A pig! In a factory! Do I need to entertain her request?
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
From expanding accommodation requests to intermittent leave, employers continue to face challenging issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Morrison & Foerster LLP
A California jury recently awarded a $3.3 million verdict to a California Department of Transportation employee who alleged a variety of disability-related claims involving...
Andrews Kurth LLP
As detailed in our previous alert on this issue, on May 15, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments relating to the legality of Sections 2 and 6...
Fisher Phillips LLP
While most employers know – or quickly learn – that they should avoid interrogating their employees about union matters...
Proskauer Rose LLP
As we previously blogged, Assembly Bill 2337 (approved by the Governor last fall) will go into effect on July 1, 2017, and California employers will be required to give written notice of workplace rights ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
We invite you to review our newly-posted July 2017 California Employment Law Notes, a comprehensive review of the latest and most significant developments in California employment law.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Regulations drafted by California's Fair Employment and Housing Council addressing issues related to gender identity will become effective July 1, 2017.
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