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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On April 10, 2024, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs completed its review of the U.S. Department of Labor's rule that makes changes to the overtime regulations...
Lane Powell
Washington's Legislature wrapped up in March, once again passing several substantial employment laws that should prompt employers to spring into action. The Legislature broadened the Equal Pay...
Hall Benefits Law
The American Alliance for Equal Rights spearheaded the lawsuit in which the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately abolished the use of affirmative action in higher education.
Pierson Ferdinand
Often, an employer has affirmative defenses when an employee accuses a supervisor of sexual harassment. But Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes liability automatic in two ways.
Hall Benefits Law
A federal district court has awarded injunctive relief, including claims processing, after finding that an insurer acting as a third-party administrator (TPA) for a self-insured...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
In Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, et al., the Supreme Court of the United States dealt a heavy blow to diversity initiatives...
Kilgore & Kilgore
On February 8, 2024, the Supreme Court ruled for protecting employee rights in whistleblower cases where lawfully protected actions are contributing factors to adverse employment actions.
Kilgore & Kilgore
A recent Fifth Circuit Court decision explicitly acknowledged that the ADAA (Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008) modifies the definition...
Barnes & Thornburg
In April 2022, the city of Chicago strengthened its sexual harassment law and added annual training requirements. Since this is a city law...
Fairfield and Woods
Let's say an employee is being sexually harassed by the boss. The employee has complained to HR, but to no avail, and, finally, the employee has had enough.
Kilgore & Kilgore
In April, the Fifth Circuit of Appeals found that Carolyn Spears, formerly a tenured professor at Louisiana College (LC), had made out a prima facie case of age, sex...
Kilgore & Kilgore
On August 18, 2023, the Fifth Circuit set a new legal precedent for employment discrimination by holding that workers who have been victims of discrimination at work...
Kilgore & Kilgore
The decision of the Fifth Circuit in Wallace v. Performance Contractors has been hailed as one of the most significant Fifth Circuit employment law cases of 2023.
Kilgore & Kilgore
In October 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published new draft guidelines on workplace harassment.
Kilgore & Kilgore
Recently, Kilgore & Kilgore lawyers Mitch Abeita, Bob Goodman and Eric Roberson filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball ("MLB") on behalf of MLB scouts...
Pierson Ferdinand
Congress has considered legislation several times that would prohibit employers from discriminating based on an individual's hair texture or hairstyle...
Kaufman Rossin
On the one hand, Social Security provides higher monthly benefits for those who are willing to wait. In fact, when financial economists crunch the average numbers...
Pierson Ferdinand
I have long been a fan of Karla Miller's Work Advice column in The Washington Post. Karla provides salient advice to people who write to her with their workplace conundrums.
Brown, Goldstein & Levy
A recent decision out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Mares v. Miami Valley Hospital, is a new entry in the persistent confusion and debate about whether, in the eyes of the law, residents and fellows are employees or students.
#MeToo is still moving across the pond. On March 8, 2024, the House of Commons Treasury Committee published a report entitled "Sexism in the City" (referenced as "Report" in this article)...
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