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Real-Life Political Drama Provides More Questions Than Answers: BB&K's Parissh Knox Examines the Issues Raised in the Palmdale...

Palmdale, a suburb nestled in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, is among a growing number of cities, community college districts, school districts and other agencies in California that are under tremendous pressure to...more

California Legislature Deliberating Changes to Remedies in Mixed Motive Cases

This past February, the California Supreme Court addressed the viability of a mixed-motive defense to employment discrimination claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in the Harris v. City of Santa...more

Revisions to CHRO-Related Statutes Under Consideration Include Damages for Emotional Distress

Whenever someone tells you that a proposed bill “clarifies” something or “simplifies” existing law, you should view such talk with a dose of healthy skepticism....more

Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights, LLC et al v. Dannel P. Malloy, Governor

Complaint for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief

Scott Ennis of New London, CT and his group Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights, have filed the first legal challenge against CT's newly enacted gun law. This action for declaratory judgment and injunctive relief asks...more

Construction Newsletter -- November 2012: New California Law Reforms Disability Access Litigation

On September 19, 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1186, aiming to help California business owners guard against costly, predatory lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and...more

Does the Communications Decency Act Protect Human Trafficking?

The State of Texas may find out and it may be more applicable to your site than you think. In early filing for the 2013 legislative session, Democratic state Senator Leticia Van de Putte proposed a bill aimed at stopping at...more

Face the Bloggers: Employment And Labor Questions For The Candidates (Obama)

This week, several of us bloggers (Dan Schwartz, Donna Ballman, Eric Meyer, and Jon Hyman, and I) will be choosing a debate question on a labor and employment law topic for each of the Presidential and Vice Presidential...more

Perry v. Perez

Brief Of Amicus Curiae CATO Institute In Support Of Neither Party

The decennial redrawing of electoral districts consistently produces extensive litigation. The most notable cases this cycle come, as they often have, from Texas. A number of activist groups challenged the Texas legislature's...more

"A Closed Mouth Gathers No Feet": What Herman Cain Teaches Employers About Sexual Harassment

Poor Herman Cain. Or, poor young women who used to work for him. Right now, I'm not sure which because the allegations are murky and anonymous. OK, I do have an opinion, but I'm going to keep it to myself until we...more

Proponents of Extracting Slavery Reparations From Private Interests Must Contend with Equity's Maxims

Charles E. Rounds, Jr., Proponents of Extracting Slavery Reparations From Private Interests Must Contend with Equity’s Maxims, 42 U. Tol. L. Rev. 673 (2011): That the national conversation on slavery reparations has been, and...more

Obama Administration’s National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force Combines Efforts of Federal Agencies and Departments to Crack...

Recently, we reported that passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was approved by the House of Representatives last year but has been on hold in the Senate since then, is likely to be a hotly contested legislative battle...more

Legal Alert: Bill Impacting Pay Discrimination Claims Sent to Senate

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that could significantly impact employers, if the legislation becomes law. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is aimed at overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 2007...more

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