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October Brings Employment Law Changes To Maryland
October in Maryland is a time of ripening pumpkins and falling leaves. October 1 is also the date when many (but not all) laws passed by the Maryland General Assembly go into effect
United States
10 Oct 2019
The Women Of Amazon Studios' The Boys Offer Lessons On Title VII Retaliation
Piggybacking off my colleague Tim Reed's recent post providing the background/plot and discussing employer liability issues in Amazon Studios' The Boys
United States
24 Sep 2019
SCOTUS Scheduled To Hear Oral Arguments On Whether LGBTQ Rights Are Protected By Title VII
Executive Summary: The next session of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is just around the corner. On October 8, 2019, SCOTUS will hear oral argument on three closely watched cases
United States
11 Sep 2019
Generalizations, Speculation And Stereotypes About Disabled Individuals Do Not Justify Refusal To Accommodate Use Of Service Animals Under The ADA
On August 30, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, issued a precedential opinion.
United States
10 Sep 2019
Even Among Friends, Office Affair Is OK … Until It Isn't
This September will mark the 25th anniversary of the premier of Friends. It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since we all pulled up a couch to relax at Central Park and watch Monica
United States
29 Aug 2019
Illinois Governor Enacts Major Illinois Employment Law Changes
On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law in Illinois. See Public Act 101-0221
United States
19 Aug 2019
NYS Eases Burden Of Proof For Discriminatory Harassment
On August 12, 2019, New York State (NYS) amended its Human Rights Law to make it easier to prove discriminatory harassment for members of all protected classes
United States
16 Aug 2019
Recent Progression In The Legalization Of Marijuana Has Left Employers Dazed And Confused
In the last year, a record number of states have amended or enacted laws which regulate marijuana testing, accommodations, and use.
United States
15 Aug 2019
Connecticut Passes Sweeping Changes To Its Human Rights Laws
In the continued fallout from the "me too" movement, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has signed new legislation imposing sweeping changes to Connecticut's human rights law designed
United States
7 Aug 2019
Got Rapinoe? What Women's Soccer Can Teach Employers About Resisting The Urge To Retaliate
On July 7, 2019, the U.S. women's soccer team won its second consecutive World Cup championship and its fourth world championship overall. The team used the win as another opportunity
United States
25 Jul 2019
Restaurant Employment Law Compliance Checklist: 12 Employment Topics Every Restaurant Company Should Consider Before 2020
As summer is now in full swing, we find it timely to distribute our Restaurant Employment Law Compliance Checklist. The following 12 topics create compliance challenges in the restaurant industry
United States
16 Jul 2019
Gender Identity Complexity: From the Olympics To The Workplace
Olympic runner Caster Semenya, a woman by her own identification, was born with a unique body. While outwardly female, her body produces an excess of testosterone compared with other women.
United States
11 Jul 2019
Everything Sucks! Lessons On How NOT To Behave In The Workplace
Everything Sucks! is a Netflix comedy series set in the mid-1990s at Boring High School. The show follows high school freshman Luke O'Neil, his friends, and his first crush (Kate Messner)
United States
9 Jul 2019
New Mexico Joins The Nationwide Movement To "Ban the Box"
On April 3, 2019, New Mexico expanded the state's "Ban the Box" law to include private employers. "Ban the Box" is a nationwide effort to eliminate the checkbox on employment applications inquiring into applicants' criminal history.
United States
27 Jun 2019
Seventh Circuit Holds Obesity Is Not ADA Impairment Absent Underlying Physiological Cause
On June 12, 2019, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its ruling in the case of Richardson v. Chicago Transit Authority, which was the appeal of a dismissal
United States
26 Jun 2019
Learn How To Avoid Religious Coercion At Night School
In the film Night School, the main character experiences a workplace that mixes religion and the workplace in a way that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) would not approve of.
United States
11 Jun 2019
Supreme Court Affirms Title VII Administrative Exhaustion Defense Must Be Timely Raised
In a much anticipated decision to settle a significant split between the federal appellate circuits, the Supreme Court held on Monday that Title VII's requirement that a plaintiff file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC prior to filing suit in federal district court is a procedural, not jurisdictional, requirement "that must be timely raised to come into play."
United States
10 Jun 2019
Can She Bring Those Dragons Anywhere?
Game of Thrones' Queen Daenerys Targaryen is the Mother of Dragons. During the eight seasons of the HBO series, which concludes on Sunday,
United States
29 May 2019
Employers Must Consider Accommodating Workers' Religious Objections To Flu Vaccination
Executive Summary: Recent actions by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) emphasize employers' obligations under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act ...
United States
27 May 2019
Tennessee Expands Potential Immunity To Emotional Distress Claims To Private Employers
Tennessee employers have a new defense against employees bringing workplace environment-related lawsuits. An amendment expanding Tennessee's Healthy Workplace Act to include private employers
United States
16 May 2019
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