Robert Meyer

Robert Meyer

Poyner Spruill LLP

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NC Court Case Demonstrates Potential of "Individual" Liability For Discrimination

In discussing the topic of employment discrimination in the workplace, much attention is generally focused on the claims that may be brought against employers and what employers can do to avoid those claims through good...more

11/10/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Hostile Environment Personal Liability Race Discrimination Title VII

US Department of Labor Implements Final Rule Requiring Pay Transparency Among Federal Contractors

Executive Order 13665, signed by President Obama on April 8, 2014, prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against employees or applicants because they inquire about or discuss their compensation...more

10/13/2015 - Barack Obama Discrimination DOL Employee Rights Equal Pay Act Executive Orders Federal Contractors Lilly Ledbetter OFCCP Pay Transparency Title VII Wage and Hour

Supreme Court Issues Decision Regarding Accommodation of Pregnant Employees

On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision in the case of Young v. UPS, involving a claim of failure to accommodate in violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA, which...more

4/28/2015 - ADA Disparate Treatment PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS Substantial Burden Title VII Young v United Parcel Service

EEOC Files Contempt Action Against Employer for Alleged Breach of Settlement Agreement

On December 3, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing that it has filed a contempt action in Federal court against a Charlotte-based employer. In that action, the EEOC...more

12/9/2014 - Consent Decrees Contempt Corporate Counsel EEOC Employer Liability Issues Retaliation Settlement Sexual Harassment

California Court Issues Important Decisions Regarding Fitness for Duty Evaluations Following FMLA Leave

In the case of White v. County of Los Angeles, the California Court of Appeals recently considered whether an employer may seek its own medical evaluation of an employee’s fitness for duty, even when the employee’s treating...more

4/29/2014 - ADA Employer Liability Issues Fitness for Duty Exams FMLA

Labor Board Affirms Ruling that Employer Confidentiality Provision Violates NLRA

On June 21, 2013, The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued an order affirming and modifying an earlier decision by an administrative law judge that invalidated the confidentiality provision in an employer’s employment...more

7/23/2013 - Administrative Hearings Confidentiality Agreements DOL NLRA NLRB

Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination the Focus of EEOC Enforcement Activity

Since Congress’ enactment of amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2008, making it easier to establish disability status under that law, the EEOC has directed more of its attention to claims of pregnancy...more

4/30/2013 - ADA ADAAA Disability Discrimination EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Title VII

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