Anna Vikse

Anna Vikse

Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Court Announces Stricter Standard Of Proof In Retaliation Cases Under Title VII

The Supreme Court has tightened the legal standards for plaintiffs claiming retaliation for employment discrimination complaints in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar (Docket No. 12–484). The Court...more

10/7/2013 - Civil Rights Act Discrimination Retaliation Standard of Proof Title VII

New York City Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The New York City Council recently passed legislation designed to ensure workplace rights for pregnant women by prohibiting discrimination in employment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition. ...more

9/30/2013 - Discrimination Local Ordinance Municipalities NYCHRL PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Title VII

New Definition Of “Supervisor” For Purposes Of Title VII

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling settling a split in the circuit courts over the definition of “supervisor” for purposes of employer liability for harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in Vance...more

9/30/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Civil Rights Act Harassment SCOTUS Supervisors Termination Title VII Vance v. Ball State University

Mortgage Loan Officers Are Exempt From Wage And Hour Laws Again--For Now

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2010 guidance that stated that most mortgage loan officers are not exempt from minimum wage and overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards...more

7/16/2013 - DOL FLSA Mortgage Loan Originators Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour

Fifth Circuit Holds Lactation Discrimination Is Unlawful Sex Discrimination

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has unanimously held that discrimination on the basis of lactation or milk expression violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), as amended by the...more

6/7/2013 - Breastfeeding Civil Rights Act Discrimination EEOC Sex Discrimination Title VII

New York City Passes Legislation Prohibiting Employers From Discriminating Against The Unemployed

Effective June 11, 2013, employers in New York City will be prohibited from basing an employment decision with regard to hiring, compensation or the terms and conditions of employment on the fact that an applicant is...more

3/18/2013 - Discrimination Disparate Impact Hiring & Firing Unemployment Discrimination

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