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Sexual Orientation Moves One Step Closer to Being a Protected Characteristic

Federal law protects applicants and employees from negative treatment in connection with their employment, where that negative treatment is based on a protected characteristic. Traditionally, courts have interpreted the...more

OSHA's New Rule Impacts the Health Care Industry

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a final rule that becomes effective January 1, 2017 requiring healthcare industry employers to electronically submit to OSHA injury and illness...more

EEOC Cautions Employers About Discrimination Against Employees who are, or are Perceived to be Muslim or Middle Eastern

Late last month the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a statement by its Chair Jenny R. Yang, as well as two informational Question and Answer Guidance documents about discrimination against employees...more

Documenting Efforts to Comply with the FLSA May Help Limit Damages Exposure

With all of the media attention on imminent changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the incredible increase in wage and hour litigation, it is a good time to review employees’ exempt/non-exempt classification and...more

EEOC Goes Electronic - ACT Digital Charge Notification and Response System In Pilot Testing

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is implementing an online charge notification and response system called “ACT Digital.” Phase I implementation has begun in the areas covered by the Charlotte District...more

6/9/2015  /  ACT Digital , EEOC

Time to Revisit English Only Rules

Employers have long understood that rules prohibiting employees from speaking languages other than English are subject to attack by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s position is that a rule...more

Can You Prove the Mail Was Delivered? If You Are Sending An FMLA Notice, the Answer Must Be Yes

A recent case emphasizes the importance of implementing procedures that establish strict compliance with the employer notice obligations under the FMLA. In Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc., the Third Circuit held that...more

Don’t Be Fooled if ENDA Doesn’t Become Law

There have been many news stories recently about the Employment NonDiscrimination Act (ENDA), which the U.S. Senate appears certain to pass this month. Commentators have different opinions about whether the House of...more

Religious Accomodation Reminder

Two recent cases illustrate the importance of training managers to recognize the need to consider accommodation for religious beliefs of employees, and the care with which such requests should be analyzed. Title VII prohibits...more

9/17/2013  /  Civil Rights Act , EEOC , Religion , Title VII

Scripts - July 2013

In this issue: - America’s Aging Health Care Workforce Presents Challenges - Using Covenants Not to Compete in the Health Care industry - Bring Your Own Device Programs and Health Care: Too Risky to...more

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