Nonnie Shivers

Nonnie Shivers

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Transgender Issues in the Workplace: Navigating a Changing Legal Landscape

Legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity is popping up all around the country. From California’s Senate Bill 703 prohibiting state agencies from entering into certain contracts with contractors...more

11/10/2015 - Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Hospitality Industry Retailers

The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling: Key Employment Law Take-Aways

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States answered the two questions it posed in the consolidated same-sex case, Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015). The consolidated case arose from challenges to...more

6/29/2015 - ADA Corporate Counsel DOL Due Process Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Equal Protection Federal Contractors FMLA Fourteenth Amendment Marriage Marriage Equality Obergefell v. Hodges OFCCP Popular Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Title VII USCIS

A First Look at the Workplace Implications of Same-Sex Marriage Equality

We asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to share with us their initial thoughts on the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's Obergefell decision in favor of same-sex marriage equaliy, especially with the regard to the...more

6/26/2015 - Corporate Counsel Discrimination DOMA First Glance Marriage Equality Obergefell v. Hodges Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Sexual Orientation Discrimination US v Windsor Young Lawyers

Arizona Minimum Wage to Increase on January 1, 2015

On October 16, 2014, the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) announced an increase to Arizona’s minimum wage. Effective January 1, 2015, Arizona’s minimum wage will increase to $8.05 per hour. This 15 cent increase over...more

10/30/2014 - Employee Rights Minimum Wage Wages

Supreme Court Passively Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage

On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to review all seven same-sex marriage cases with petitions for certiorari pending before it. The Court’s refusal to hear the appeals means that the lower...more

10/7/2014 - DOMA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

DOL’s Proposed Rule Redefines FMLA’s Definition of “Spouse” to Recognize “Place of Celebration”

On June 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release announcing a proposed rule extending the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages...more

6/24/2014 - DOL FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage

Tempe City Council Broadens Anti-Discrimination Ordinance To Encompass Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And Transgendered Individuals

On February 27, 2014, by unanimous vote, the Tempe City Council approved a proposal to expand the Tempe City Code’s anti-discrimination ordinance to prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodation on...more

3/3/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Gender Identity Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Should Who You Love Be A Terminable Offense? Senate Says “No” And Passes ENDA

On November 7, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by a vote of 64-32, with the support of 10 Senate Republicans. ENDA essentially extends workplace protections based on race, religion,...more

11/11/2013 - ADA ADEA Civil Rights Act Discrimination DOL EEOC ENDA LGBT Title VII

FMLA Policy Changes Employers Should Make in Light of Windsor and the DOL’s New Guidance

On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Defense of Marriage Act’s (DOMA) provision defining marriage as between one man and one woman....more

8/19/2013 - DOL DOMA Employee Benefits Employee Rights FMLA Marriage Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS US v Windsor

Phoenix City Council Votes In Favor Of Expansion Of Anti-Discrimination Ordinance To Include Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, And...

On February 26, 2013, by a vote of 5 to 3, the Phoenix City Council approved a proposal to expand the Phoenix City Code’s anti-discrimination ordinance to more broadly prohibit discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual,...more

3/1/2013 - Anti-Discrimination Policies ENDA Gender Discrimination LGBT Sexual Orientation Title VII

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