Steven A. Rowe

Steven A. Rowe

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Supreme Court Agrees With EEOC In Regard To Religious Accommodation

On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores in which it held that a job applicant can experience religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...more

6/23/2015 - Abercrombie & Fitch Disparate Treatment Dress Codes EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Religious Accommodation Religious Clothing Religious Discrimination SCOTUS

We Know What the EEOC Did in 2014

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a statistical report in regard to its performance during its fiscal year 2014. The EEOC is the federal agency that enforces Title VII, the ADA, and other...more

2/17/2015 - EEOC Enforcement Statistics Strategic Enforcement Plan

Misclassification of Employees As Independent Contractors In the News

Media outlets throughout the country have recently reported that it appears there was little to no oversight to ensure contractors, which were working on projects receiving federal stimulus money, were not misclassifying...more

9/15/2014 - DOL Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors IRS Misclassification

EEOC Publishes Guidance on Employment Rights Related to Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace

On March 6, 2014, in an effort to answer questions about how federal employment discrimination law applies to religious dress and grooming practices, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a...more

3/18/2014 - Civil Rights Act EEOC Religion Religious Clothing Religious Discrimination Title VII Workplace Attire

Independent Contractor Misclassification Bill Introduced in Senate

On November 12, 2013, Senator Bob Casey introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate entitled the “Payroll Fraud Prevention Act of 2013.” The act is aimed at reducing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors....more

11/26/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Fraud Independent Contractors Misclassification Payroll Records

“Essential Functions” Under the ADA Can Include Job Functions that are Infrequently Performed

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires covered employers generally to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities. The ADA provides, however, that the employee must be able to...more

5/14/2013 - ADA Essential Functions Job Descriptions

Employers Need To Be Careful When Classifying Individuals As Unpaid Interns

Students of all ages seek out desirable unpaid internships. An internship gives the individual valuable experience in a potential chosen field of employment and could possibly lead to a job offer. Recently, a movie production...more

12/18/2012 - DOL FLSA Internships Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

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