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Religious Institutions Update: September 2019
Rehearing Denied for Elementary School Against Catholic Teacher's ADA Claim
United States
5 Sep 2019
First Circuit Splits From Sixth Circuit And Education Department On Title IX
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit determined that constitutional due process principles do not require public universities to permit respondents or their advisors to cross-examine complainants in Title IX matters.
United States
15 Aug 2019
Drive-Thru Windows Alleged Inaccessible In Violation Of ADA
This is the second such lawsuit against a restaurant franchise filed in the same court.
United States
22 Jul 2019
Oregon Employers Face New Obligations Regarding Discrimination And Sexual Assault In Workplace
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed Senate Bill (SB) 726, which significantly changes Oregon employers' obligations with respect to handling discrimination and sexual assault in the workplace.
United States
8 Jul 2019
Religious Institutions Update: June 2019
Government surveillance of individuals due to their religious identity is actionable under federal law.
United States
1 Jul 2019
For New York City Employers, It's All About The Natural
New Laws on Breastfeeding and Natural Hair Styles Require Change for Most Employers
United States
1 Apr 2019
New California Labor And Employment Laws For 2019
The California Legislature passed numerous labor and employment bills that become effective on Jan. 1, 2019
United States
7 Jan 2019
ADA Class Action Premises Case Remanded
In Mielo v. Steak 'N Shake Operations, Inc., 897 F. 3d 467 (3d Cir. 2018), the court of appeals ruled that disability rights advocates who brought a putative class action against an operator
United States
3 Jan 2019
Restaurant Websites Under ADA Scrutiny
In Haynes v. Dunkin' Donuts LLC, No. 18-10373, 2018 WL 3634720 (11th Cir. July 31, 2018), a blind plaintiff sued Dunkin' Donuts, alleging that its public-facing website,,
United States
3 Jan 2019
DTPA Claim Against Air Ambulance Service Federally Pre-Empted
In Ferrell v. Air Evac EMS, Inc., 900 F.3d 602 (8th Cir. 2018), a patient brought a putative class action in state court against an air ambulance provider,
United States
28 Dec 2018
Newly Proposed Title IX Regulations Promise Sweeping Changes
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has proposed sweeping changes to the regulations implementing Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sexual harassment and sex discrimination.
United States
23 Nov 2018
Supreme Court: Federal Age-Bias Laws Apply To State, Local Governments Regardless Of Size
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously confirmed on Tuesday that the protections against age discrimination in the federal ADEA apply to all state and local government employers regardless of their number of employees.
United States
14 Nov 2018
New York State Issues Final Guidance On Sexual Harassment Prevention Laws
Following up on legislation passed earlier this year in the wake of the #MeToo movement, the New York State Department of Labor has issued final sexual harassment prevention models for employers...
United States
5 Oct 2018
Nondisclosure Agreements, Millennials And The #Metoo Movement
Confidentiality agreements or nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace have recently been receiving more — and sometimes negative — attention.
United States
31 Aug 2018
California Update: FEHA Regulations Expand Protections Based On National Origin
Regulations issued on July 1, 2018, by California's Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) expand the Fair Employment and Housing Act's (FEHA) protections against national origin discrimination.
United States
23 Jul 2018
Sexual Harassment Prevention, Accusation Compliance Changes Required For N.Y. Employers
New York employers must prepare to provide required sexual harassment training to employees.
United States
13 Jul 2018
Seasons 52 Settles $2.85M Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit
Seasons 52, a national restaurant chain and part of the Darden family of restaurants, agreed to pay $2.85 million to settle a nationwide age discrimination class action lawsuit ...
United States
12 Jun 2018
Working Rotating Shifts Is An Essential Job Function Defeating Disability Claim
In Sepúlveda-Vargas v. Caribbean Restaurants, LLC, 888 F. 3d 549 (1st Cir. 2018), the court of appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor of the employer on a former assistant manager's action ...
United States
12 Jun 2018
N.J. Employers Must Act Promptly To Assure Compliance With New Pay Equity Law
The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (Act), signed into law by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on April 24, 2018, takes effect on July 1, 2018, and is significantly broader than existing equal-pay...
United States
8 May 2018
Key Labor And Employment Issues Affecting Alaska Native Corporations
Similar to tribes, Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) are exempt from the definition of an "employer" under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
United States
6 Apr 2018
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