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Barnes & Thornburg
In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that a single use of a derogatory term can sustain a workplace harassment claim.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Much to the dismay of companies, on August 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit made it easier for plaintiffs, and their attorneys, to bring class action data breach cases.
Littler Mendelson
As American-headquartered multinationals align an ever-increasing list of human resources policies and "offerings" internationally, cross-border efforts at promoting workplace fairness have become increasingly vital, but also increasingly complex.
Dentons
The new regulations enforce FEHA's prohibition against job applicant and/or employee discrimination based wholly or in part on an individual's sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
As reported in our new laws for 2017 post, employers must give written notice to new employees (and to current employees upon request) explaining the rights of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Morgan Lewis
The Department of Labor ties up a few loose ends with FAQS regarding the fiduciary rule.
Jackson Lewis P.C.
This is a case of first impression that may have potentially sweeping implications for state law and the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Duane Morris LLP
On August 17, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced changes to the gainful employment (GE) rule's alternate earnings deadlines and appeal process.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Massachusetts just joined 21 other states and the District of Columbia by enacting a comprehensive pregnancy workplace law with unanimous support from the legislature, employee advocates...
Fisher Phillips LLP
Employers across the country should collectively cross their fingers and hope that HR 3441, also known as the "Save Local Business Act," becomes law in the near future.
Fisher Phillips LLP
The state legislature recently enacted the Nevada Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act (NPWFA) to expand the scope of protection for employees and applicants.
Fisher Phillips LLP
The Nevada Supreme Court has long recognized the legality of non-compete agreements between employers and employees.
Fisher Phillips LLP
By the turn of the New Year, employers in Nevada will have an obligation to provide workplace protections to domestic violence victims, including time off from work.
Fisher Phillips LLP
On Friday, July 21, users of the "married dating" website, ashleymadison.com, received preliminary approval of an $11.2 million class action settlement.
Fisher Phillips LLP
A U.S. Department of Labor Request for Information will be published tomorrow morning to seek additional public comment regarding the 2016 compensation revisions in the regulations...
Jackson Lewis P.C.
1.The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Marvin Kaplan to one of two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board on August 2, 2017.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On August 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") submitted a proposal to the Office of Management and Budget ("OMB")...
BakerHostetler
On August 9 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) filed its responsive brief in one of three cases before the Supreme Court that may determine the future validity of individual arbitration...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Four African-American teachers alleged that their school district employer discriminated against them on the basis of race by failing to hire them as assistant principals, and filed a motion for class certification.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
DOT has withdrawn its rulemaking on safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation.
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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.
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.
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...
Venable LLP
The Court also held that an employer who informs its employees of their entitlement to a day of rest does not incur liability when those employees voluntarily elect to work.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Oregon governor is expected to soon sign Senate Bill 828, which will impose predictive scheduling requirements on large employers in certain industries.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Five new laws in New York City will impose strict limits on shift scheduling for fast food and retail industry employees.
Duane Morris LLP
The probability of a court issuing a permanent injunction or agency action rescinding or modifying the Final Rule could be influenced by the upcoming presidency of Donald Trump and change in administration.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Predictive scheduling laws, popular among the food service and retail industries, have been passed in some form in Seattle, New York City, and San Francisco.
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.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Employers are increasingly using biometric data such as facial characteristics, hand geometry, retina/iris scans, fingerprints and voiceprints in the workplace.
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