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On June 4, 2018, a 7-2 United States Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. et al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission et al. reversed discrimination penalties against a baker who refused to create a wedding cake...
McDermott Will & Emery
Ron Holland, Ellen Bronchetti and Kevin Connelly presented on challenges California employers face in light of a stricter definition for independent contractors.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On June 14, 2018, the Vermont Attorney General released its "Guide to Vermont's Laws on Marijuana in the Workplace," which can be found here.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Last week, I attended the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference in San Francisco with 3,500+ others from all over the country (and some from outside the U.S.).
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
I recently found out that one of my employees has been sharing his salary with other employees and posting it on his Facebook page.
Littler Mendelson
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) responded to Governor Tom Wolf's call to modernize Pennsylvania's outdated overtime rules for "white collar" employees.
Littler Mendelson
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently signed HB 2154 and HB 2311 into law, both taking effect on July 21, 2018. HB 2154 provides employers with additional guidance and updated notice procedures in the event of a data security system breach, and HB 2311 bolsters limited liability protections for employers when hiring employees or contracting with independent contractors previously convicted of criminal offenses.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court held, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, that arbitration clauses in employment contracts requiring individualized proceedings are enforceable and thereby preclude employees from bringing collective or class action suits regarding workplace claims
Troutman Sanders LLP
On June 11, St. Louis County officials signed an executive order, effective immediately, that would "ban the box" and ensure that St. Louis County will no longer ask job applicants for criminal histories in their initial employment applications. Other jurisdictions in Missouri with ban-the-box laws include Jackson County, Columbia, and Kansas City.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Oregon's new employee scheduling law – impacting hourly employees at large retail, food service, and hospitality employers – will go into effect on July 1, 2018.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Maryland has enacted legislation, effective October 1, 2018, requiring employers to submit information to the state regarding settlements of sexual harassment claims.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Oregon's new employee scheduling law – impacting hourly employees at large retail, food service, and hospitality employers – will go into effect on July 1, 2018.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The EEOC focus on challenging pre-employment testing highlights the importance of carefully validating such tests before implementing them and reexamining existing pre-employment tests...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The EEOC recently joined the fray by filing an amicus curiae brief, which argues that it was reasonable for O'Daniel to believe that opposition to sexual orientation discrimination constituted protected activity.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Laws on workplace sexual harassment are changing dramatically for New York State employers, with still further changes in store for employers operating in New York City.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
House Republican leadership was able to quell a quasi-rebellion within its ranks by promising votes on two immigration bills next week: the Securing America's Future Act of 2018 (H.R. 4760) and a yet-to-be-introduced bill to be drafted by Republican leadership.
Ford & Harrison LLP
Executive Summary: On June 1, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Jefferson v. Sewon America, Inc., No. 17-11802, held that the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting framework ...
Morgan Lewis
The Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act of 2018, which takes effect October 1, 2018, prohibits Maryland employers from requiring employees ...
Mayer Brown
In the past several weeks, the US and California Supreme Courts have each issued important decisions affecting the rights and duties of employers and employees
Proskauer Rose LLP
While the term "co-pay" might suggest a sharing of costs between patients and their health plans, a recent study by the University of Southern California Schaeffer Center found that almost a quarter of patients ...
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Were you one of the lucky few to "win" one of the 85,000 H-1B visa numbers in this year's random selection process held by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lottery?
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
On February 6, 2018, Seyfarth Shaw Partner Jerry Maatman and Bloomberg Law Senior Legal Editor Perry Cooper presented a timely event on "Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation Panel Discussion."
Davis & Gilbert
Many cybersecurity breaches have been reported over the last few years. The most notable of these is the recent Equifax breach.
Proskauer Rose LLP
As part of Proskauer's collaboration with the New York City Bar Justice Center, I recently had the honor of assisting an Army veteran in his claim for disability benefits ...
Mayer Brown
Last week, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took another step in the overall DHS effort to reduce the rate of overstays with a focus on the student and exchange visitor populations.
Fakhoury Law Group
The MOU will increase the ability of the agencies to share information and identify, investigate, and prosecute employers who may be discriminating against U.S. workers and/or violating immigration laws.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
We all know (or should know) that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other discrimination laws prohibit intentional discrimination "because of" protected characteristics like race, age, gender...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
California's AB 2069, a bill to require employers to accommodate medical cannabis users, recently failed to advance past committee.
Fisher Phillips LLP
To boost innovation and remain competitive, employers often have no option but to sponsor foreign nationals for H-1B work visas to meet their labor needs, especially when it comes to workers ...
Littler Mendelson
Every year state laws and local ordinances take effect after the first of the year, and 2018 is no exception.
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