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April 2017: The 13 Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While it always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, the last few months have seen an unprecedented number of changes. April 2017 was another month...more

You Don’t Look Like You Are From Around Here: EEOC Guidance on National Origin Discrimination

If you weren’t sure what it meant to discriminate against someone because of their national origin, the EEOC wants to help. The newly revised Section 13 of the EEOC Field Manual provides guidance on how the EEOC defines...more

Court Affirms Incorporating Federal Labor Laws Into Tribal Code Does Not Waive a Tribe's Sovereign Immunity

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On February 21, 2017, a federal court in Wisconsin reaffirmed a tribe's sovereign immunity with respect to Title VII claims of wrongful termination. See Bruguier v. Du Flambeau, 16-cv-604-jdp, (W. Dist Wisc. February 21,...more

EEOC Issues New Guidance On National Origin Discrimination For First Time In Fourteen Years

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 18, 2016, the EEOC issued new guidance on its enforcement of anti-discrimination laws related to national origin. The guidance provides clarification on the scope of national origin under Title...more

In Case You Missed It: A Recap of Recent HUD Activity

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

HUD has been quite active this month publishing a variety of new rules and housing notices. The following is a list of some of HUD’s most recent guidance. For certain public housing authorities (PHAs) with less than 250...more

EEOC's New Strategic Enforcement Plan Takes Aim at Gig Economy, Other Emerging Workforce Issues

by Littler on

On October 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2017–2021, setting out its priorities and strategies for the near term. The SEP...more

California Employment Law Notes - September 2016

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Employer's Class Action Waiver - Morris v. Ernst & Young, LLP, 2016 WL 4433080 (9th Cir. 2016) - As a condition of employment, Stephen Morris and Kelly McDaniel were required to sign...more

Consistent Enforcement of Drug Policies Key to Avoiding Disparate Treatment Claims

Following termination stemming from a positive drug test for marijuana, a Native American female, appearing pro se, filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer, Mohave County’s Public Works Department. She alleged...more

The Supreme Court - June 2016 #6

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued decisions in five cases on June 23, 2016: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, No. 14-981: Petitioner Abigail Fisher applied for admission to the University of Texas at...more

A&B Healthcare Week in Review

by Alston & Bird on

I. REGULATIONS, NOTICES, & GUIDANCE - On March 29, 2016, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule entitled, “Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs: Mental Health Parity and...more

Conservatorships and Guardianships in Tribal Courts: What Tribes Need to Know

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Many tribes are considering, or have already implemented, the capability for their tribal courts to handle protective proceedings for older and developmentally disabled tribal members, as well as other vulnerable adults who...more

D.C. District Court to Clean Up Indian Farmers and Ranchers Class Action

by Holland & Knight LLP on

After years of post-settlement wrangling in a class action lawsuit brought by Native American farmers and ranchers for damages arising from what they claimed was systemic discrimination against them by the U.S. Department of...more

Alaska Presses D.C. Court of Appeals to Reject Trust Acquisitions in Alaska

by Dickinson Wright on

The question of whether Alaska Natives may place land in the same federal trust status as Indian tribes in the lower 48 states was widely thought to have been resolved but is now before the Court of Appeals for the District...more

Washington Healthcare Update

by McGuireWoods LLP on

This Week: Repealing Obamacare becomes problematic in the Senate... More focus on drug prices and reimbursement... FDA asks, should we regulate “natural” and if so, how? ...more

Africa Update - August 2015 #4

Leading the News - South Sudan: On August 25th, a panel of United Nations (U.N.) experts monitoring U.N. sanctions on South Sudan released a report disclosing evidence that South Sudanese solders raped children,...more

Baker's Openness to Changing State Flag Could Lead to Something Much Better

by PretiFlaherty on

Governor Charlie Baker gave a jolt of energy recently to an idea that’s been languishing at the State House for years and that came to the fore this week because of the racially motivated slaughter of nine African-Americans...more

Transgender Native American Prisoner Denied Access to Sweat Lodge and Unsatisfied with the Alternative Sues under RLUIPA: More on...

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Corrections Corporation of America (Dist. Idaho 2015) because the decision reflects a recent trend in RLUIPA cases: close judicial scrutiny as to whether a compelling government interest is furthered by “the least restrictive...more

Ninth Circuit Upholds TERO Requirements in Indian Country Mineral Leasing

by BakerHostetler on

Conducting commercial operations on tribal lands can pose significant challenges for non-Indian companies. Demonstrating sensitivity to the cultural nuances of Native American society and navigating the complex web of federal...more

Ninth Circuit Rejects EEOC's Challenge of Tribal Hiring Preferences

by Littler on

Tribal hiring preferences based on political classifications are permissible under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in EEOC v. Peabody W. Coal Co. The first...more

Federal Court Approves EEOC Subpoena in Investigation of Giant Milwaukee Indian Casino

Federal Agency Says Decision Confirms Authority to Investigate Charges of Discrimination Involving Business Operations of Indian Employers - MILWAUKEE, Wis. - On May 6, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman approved the...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 22 July 2013

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Reports: British Medical Association (BMA): 17 July 2013 - Medical students complete national prescribing test pilot. A...more

Health Alert (Australia) - 8 July 2013

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments - Legislation - Reports - Excerpt from Judgments: New South Wales. Medical Tribunal - Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) v Saedlounia [2013] NSWMT 13...more

Religious Institutions Update: March 2013

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In this Issue: - Key Cases - Court Upholds Permitting, Licensing and Zoning Regulation of Spiritual Counselors - Non-Liturgical Navy Chaplains Denied Injunctive Relief for Statistical Imbalance in...more

John Ruggie Gives Opening Address at U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights

On December 4 and 5, more than 1,000 participants from 85 countries gathered for the first U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. The Forum focused on “trends and challenges” in the implementation of...more

9th Circuit Affirms Judgment for Teck Alaska in Title VII Shareholder Preference Suit -Court validates ANCSA shareholder...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In Conitz v. Teck Alaska, a case involving shareholder preferences closely watched by ANCSA corporations and others, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued a brief unpublished decision affirming the district...more

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