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Second Circuit: Inability to Sit for Long Periods Can Trigger ADA Coverage - Why it matters: Can an employee’s inability to sit for a prolonged period of time constitute a disability under the Americans with...more

4/17/2014 - ADA ADEA Arbitration Agreements EEOC Employment Policies Harassment Retirement Plan Title VII

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PAGA Suit Belongs in State, Not Federal, Court Says Ninth Circuit - Why it matters: A wage and hour suit brought under California’s Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) belongs in state , not federal , court, the Ninth...more

4/2/2014 - CAFA Compliance EEOC FEHA PAGA Religion Religious Discrimination Social Media Workplace Attire

Employment Law - Mar 05, 2014

Time To Review Severance Agreements - Why it matters: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a complaint against CVS Pharmacy last week. The Illinois federal court suit claims the national chain violated...more

3/5/2014 - Corporate Counsel CVS Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Sarbanes-Oxley Severance Agreements Termination Title VII

Employment Law - Feb 20, 2014

EEOC Stats on Enforcement and Litigation, Plus BOL Reports on Union Numbers - Why it matters: What was the most common type of discrimination charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year...more

2/20/2014 - DOL EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Retaliation Unions

Employment Law - Feb 06, 2014

The More Things Change: U.S. Supreme Court Rules on “Changing Clothes” - Why it matters: In a unanimous decision – save for a single footnote – the U.S. Supreme Court held that the time spent donning and doffing...more

2/6/2014 - Collective Bargaining FLSA Protective Gear Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Wage and Hour Workplace Attire

Employment Law -- Jan 22, 2014

EEOC Reports On FY 2013: Charges Down But Recovery Up - Why it matters: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission touted several achievements in its Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2013, from a...more

1/23/2014 - Affirmative Defenses ALJ EEOC First Amendment NLRA

California Supreme Court Upholds “Mixed Motive” Defense in Employment Discrimination Cases

In a long-awaited ruling issued Thursday, February 7, 2013, the California Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Appeal's decision overturning a damages verdict against the City of Santa Monica, finding that employers may...more

2/11/2013 - Discrimination Harris v City of Santa Monica Hiring & Firing Mixed Motive Cases Pregnancy Discrimination Sex Discrimination Termination

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