Jessica Shiffman

Jessica Shiffman

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Supreme Court Requires Review Of EEOC Conciliation Effort

Before suing an employer for discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) must try to remedy unlawful workplace practices through informal methods of conciliation. The EEOC sued Mach Mining in federal...more

5/4/2015 - Conciliation EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Actions Good Faith Judicial Review Mach Mining v EEOC SCOTUS Title VII

Wellness Watch: Guidance Is (Almost) Here

In December 2014, we highlighted the challenges that employers have been facing in ensuring that their wellness programs are not in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Genetic Information...more

5/1/2015 - ADA Affordable Care Act DOL EEOC Employer Group Health Plans GINA HHS NPRM Popular Title VII Wellness Programs

Quirky Question #253, Private arbitrations becoming not-so-private?

Question: I read with interest the answer to Quirky Question #248 about mandatory arbitration. You mentioned one of the benefits of arbitration being that is more private than a dispute in court, which is certainly a...more

2/19/2015 - Arbitration Disclosure Requirements Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Wellness Watch

According to reports, more than half of all businesses with over 200 employees ask employees to participate in biometric screening, and nearly 10% of them provide a financial incentive for employees to participate. As a part...more

12/4/2014 - ADA Affordable Care Act Biometric Information EEOC Employee Benefits Employer Liability Issues GINA HIPAA Honeywell International PHI Wellness Programs

Quirky Question #242 – Policing Break and Time Records Pays Off

Quirky Question - We are a California employer. After all the publicity surrounding class actions over meal and break periods, we instituted automatic warnings if employees take too long or too short a meal or rest...more

10/7/2014 - Class Action Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Rest and Meal Break Wage and Hour Wages

Impact of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Stores Decision

On June 30, 2014, in Hobby Lobby Stores, the Supreme Court held that corporations are persons for purposes of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”) and, as a result, if a corporation has a sincerely held religious...more

7/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Employer Mandates ERISA HHS Hobby Lobby Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

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