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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

Dress Codes, Religion and the Workplace – More Than Meets the Eye

What makes 'Abercrombie' difficult for employers is that the employee does not necessarily need to request an accommodation first. First Glance analysis of a recent SCOTUS decision on religious accommodation with broad...more

Less Alarming Than It Sounds: Implications of the Religious Accommodation Decision in 'EEOC v. Abercrombie'

First Glance perspective by attorney Robin Shea of the Supreme Court's recent Religious Accommodation decision in EEOC v. Abercrombie. Spoiler alert: more alarming than it sounds....more

The Supreme Court’s 'Non-Decision' On Same-Sex Marriage: The Impact On Employee Benefits After 'Windsor'

This is a rally call for employers to evaluate employee benefit plan documents for compliance....more

It’s All Over But the Shouting! What Do Employers Do Now That Gay Marriage Is Effectively Legal Everywhere?

By denying cert in seven cases covering five states, the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in most, if not all of the United States....more

Secretary of the Commonwealth Issues Notice of Three Proposed Constitutional Amendments

WE, the people of Pennsylvania, have been governed by five different iterations of the state constitution since December 12, 1787, the day of our statehood. Each of those versions is the product of a state constitutional...more

Factors That Go Into Television Network Contracts

Factors That Go Into Television Network Contracts by Anthony Caruso on August 19, 2013 Many sports analysts are watching the ascent of Fox Sports 1 as it makes multi-year television network contracts with several sports...more

EEOC Cracking Down on Use of Criminal Background Checks

EEOC Cracking Down on Use of Criminal Background Checks by Robert Levy on August 13, 2013 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is cracking down on how employers use criminal background checks during the...more

Court Rules Against EA Sports "First Amendment Rights" Defense

Court Rules Against EA Sports’ “First Amendment Rights” Defense by Anthony Caruso on August 5, 2013 A federal court struck down Electronic Arts' First Amendment rights defense of artistic expression for a second time in...more

Higher Education Highlights - Summer 2013

Contents: - Clery Act Amendments May Impact Title IX Best Practices - Student Speech and Liability in MOOCs – a Brave New World - Assistance and Emotional Support Animals Are Just the Tip of the...more

Must Christian For-Profit Companies Comply With the HHS Mandate?

Christian for-profit companies may object to providing insurance covering contraceptive, sterilization, or abortifacient services based on the religious beliefs of their owners. Five recent cases test whether the HHS mandate...more

Religious Institutions: September 2012 Update

A corporation is an artificial or fictional person, ordinarily distinct from both its individual members or shareholders and its subsidiaries and affiliates, even when owned by just one person. A key reason many organizations...more

Il caso dell'Ospedale di Hinchingbrook - Commento di Nicola C. Salerno (Direttore del CeRM)

L’esperienza del Regno Unito va, a mio modo di vedere, letta su di un piano di principi d’azione, che poi possono essere implementati in maniera diversa a seconda della realtà Paese, e anche della...more

Health Headlines - April 11, 2011

In This Issue: - Rates of Hospital-Acquired Conditions Available on CMS’s Hospital Compare Website - District Court Rejects Constitutional Challenges to PPACA Brought By Physician Owned Hospitals - HHS...more

Recovering Business Damages in Condemnation Cases

Are business losses compensable as part of "just compensation" when a business property is taken by eminent domain? This article surveys the circumstances around the United States in which business profits and good will may...more


Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

On September 28, 2010, the Supreme Court agreed to a request from the Obama administration to take up a case involving claims made by telecommunications giant AT&T to keep secret the information gathered by the Federal...more

Immigrants in the Spotlight Again in Manassas and Prince William County

On February 16, 2009, almost 200 people marched from Manassas Park to the Judicial Center in Manassas to bring attention to a case of alleged police brutality against a local immigrant and Hispanic immigrant issues in...more

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