Lucretia Clemons

Lucretia Clemons

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Supreme Court Clarifies Burden of Proof for Religious Accommodation and Disparate-Treatment Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with the EEOC today and clarified the standard for religious accommodation and disparate-treatment claims under Title VII. The Court ruled that an applicant can advance a disparate-treatment claim...more

6/3/2015 - Abercrombie & Fitch Disparate Treatment EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Religious Accommodation Religious Clothing Religious Discrimination Retailers SCOTUS Title VII

Mayor Nutter Signs Bill Mandating Employers to Allow Breastfeeding

Yesterday, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed a bill requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodation to employees who seek to breastfeed. Bill No. 130922, which was first introduced by City Councilman David Oh...more

9/5/2014 - Breastfeeding Employee Rights Reasonable Accommodation

Philadelphia Mayor Raises Minimum Wage for City Contractors and Subcontractors

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently signed an executive order that will increase the minimum wage to $12 per hour for individuals working for employers who contract with the City, where the individual’s work arises...more

5/20/2014 - Contractors Minimum Wage Subcontractors Wage and Hour Wages

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations Issues New Pregnancy Rights Notice

On January 20, 2014, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed an amendment to the city’s Fair Practices Ordinance expressly banning discrimination based upon pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition and imposing...more

4/7/2014 - Discrimination Employee Rights Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Governor Christie Bolsters N.J.’s Law Against Discrimination To Expressly Protect Pregnancy and Childbirth

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation amending the state’s powerful Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to provide increased protection for employees based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical...more

1/30/2014 - ADA Civil Rights Act Discrimination Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Title VII

Federal Regulators Propose Standards for Assessing Diversity Policies of Regulated Entities

Six federal agencies have proposed joint standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of regulated entities relating to employment and contracting with third parties. The proposal was developed by the...more

10/29/2013 - Diversity OMWI

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