Nefertari S. Rigsby

Nefertari S. Rigsby

Akerman LLP

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The Cost of Security for Employers: Is Time Spent Going Through Security Compensable?

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether employers will be required to pay their employees for time spent going through a security clearance at the end of each shift. The case is Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc.,...more

10/15/2014 - Employee Rights Security Wage and Hour Wages

Religious Challenges By For-Profit, Secular Employers And The Affordable Care Act

On November 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear challenges to the requirement that employer-provided health insurance include certain contraceptive methods. The Supreme Court will consider two...more

12/4/2013 - Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Freedom of Religion Hobby Lobby RFRA SCOTUS

A New Protected Class?: LGBT Workplace Discrimination And The Employment Non-Discrimination Act Of 2013

Congress is currently considering the creation of a new protected class for purposes of workplace discrimination. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) would create a new federally-protected class of individuals:...more

11/22/2013 - Discrimination ENDA LGBT Protected Class Sexual Orientation Discrimination

"My Prior Complaint Was One Of The Reasons For The Adverse Employment Action": Mixed Motive Theories For Retaliation Claims Under...

Recently, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, which addresses the causation standard for retaliation claims under Title VII. The Supreme Court has already held...more

5/10/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Mixed Motive Cases Retaliation Title VII

Eleventh Circuit Weighs in On Several Important FLSA Issues

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion that has significant implications for employers and employees alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). Lamonica, et al. v. Safe Hurricane...more

3/11/2013 - Corporate Officers FLSA Fluctuating Workweek Jury Instructions Undocumented Immigrants

Who Is Really A Supervisor? Employer Liability For Hostile Work Environment Claims

The Supreme Court recently held oral arguments in the case Vance v. Ball State University, 646 F.3d 461 (7th Cir. 2011), which addresses the meaning of a "supervisor" in hostile work environment claims. If the Court applies...more

12/18/2012 - Faragher/Ellerth defense Harassment Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Supervisors Vance v. Ball State University Vicarious Liability

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