M. Misbah Shahid

M. Misbah Shahid

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EEOC Updates Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance on Nov. 21, 2016, regarding national origin discrimination for the first time since 2002. In 2015, 11 percent of all discrimination charges filed with...more

11/29/2016 - EEOC Guidance Update National Origin Discrimination Title VII

EEOC Amends Prior Proposal to Include Pay Data Within EEO-1 Form

On Wednesday July 13, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a revised proposal expanding pay data collection from federal contractors and other employers with more than 100 employees...more

7/18/2016 - Comment Period Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements W-2 Wage and Hour

United States Supreme Court Approves Race-Conscious Admissions Policy

On June 23, 2016, in its second trip to the United States Supreme Court, the High Court ruled in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al. No. 14-981 (June 23, 2016) that the University of Texas’ (“UT”) race-conscious...more

6/24/2016 - Affirmative Action College Admissions Diversity Equal Protection Fisher v University of Texas Fourteenth Amendment Race Discrimination Reverse Discrimination SCOTUS Universities University of Texas

Supreme Court Expands First Amendment Protections For Public Employees

On April 26, 2016, the United States Supreme Court ruled that when a public employer demotes an employee out of a desire to prevent that employee from engaging in First Amendment protected activity, the employee can challenge...more

4/29/2016 - Adverse Employment Action Demotions First Amendment Heffernan v City of Paterson Political Campaigns Public Employees SCOTUS Signs

Supreme Court Clarifies Protections for Religion in Hiring

On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a much anticipated ruling on the Title VII religious bias claim brought by a Muslim female applicant who wore a religiously mandated headscarf to her interview and was...more

6/2/2015 - Abercrombie & Fitch Disparate Impact Disparate Treatment EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Hiring & Firing Reasonable Accommodation Religious Discrimination SCOTUS Title VII

Labor Dept. Proposes to Extend FMLA Protections To Eligible Employees In Same-Sex Marriages

A rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor would extend the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages regardless of where they live. The FMLA allows...more

6/25/2014 - DOL Employee Rights FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage

Michigan Ban on School Employee Union Dues Deductions Legal

In a split opinion Thursday, a federal appeals court cleared the path toward implementing a 2012 Michigan law barring public school employers from collecting union dues from their employees. ....more

5/13/2013 - Public Schools Union Dues Unions

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