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On October 15, only four months after the United States Supreme Court heard arguments regarding an affirmative action program for the University of Texas, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Schuette v. Coalition to...more
This past summer, California judge John Meyer concluded that yoga, as being taught by a public school, was not advancing or promoting religion. In 2011, Encinitas Union School District in Encinitas, California began a pilot...more
Hedden v. Kean University, A-4999-12T2, decided by the New Jersey Appellate Division on October 24, 2013, provides a tutorial on the ability of low to mid level employees to create privileged attorney-client communications,...more
The Supreme Court's new term opens today, and several cases with possible implications for employers are already on the schedule. Most notable is a dispute involving a Michigan law prohibiting the use of racial preferences in...more
Recent negative media reports caused Pennsylvania State University to modify its employee wellness program, making clear that considering compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) alone is...more
Now that school has started, it’s time to ensure that your house is in order for the school year. Each year we outline those items in which we see trends developing or find issues with which schools consistently have...more
The Potential Implications for Educational Institutions -
Last month, at the close of its October 2012 term, the Supreme Court issued two important rulings in Title VII employment discrimination cases that make it...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) filed claims against Lesley University for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)....more
Graduate students often end up treading the line between student and employee. While they take positions assisting professors and teaching undergraduates as part of extending their education — and often receive payment for...more
Louisiana Tech University and the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System recently entered into a settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice for alleged violations of the Americans...more
The Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor, striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, will have a broad range of impacts for states (including Maine and New Hampshire) which...more
Defending retaliation claims can often be an uphill battle, but a recent Sixth Circuit decision serves as a good reminder of not only the elements an employee must show to establish his or her case, but also how employers can...more
As the United States Supreme Court wraps up its term, employers should take note of three decisions issued this past Monday, June 24....more
Windsor v. United States -
Issue: Can the federal government define marriage?
Loser: The federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which was passed in 1996 and signed by President Clinton, was...more
This week the Supreme Court issued three decisions that may significantly impact federal contractors and other employers:
In Fisher v. University of Texas, No. 11-345 (U.S. June 24, 2013), the Supreme Court held that a...more
In Fisher v. University of Texas, No. 11-345 (U.S. June 24, 2013), the Supreme Court vacated the Fifth Circuit's decision upholding a university's affirmative action plan that considered race as one of the factors in its...more
On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that upheld a race-conscious student admissions process used by the University of Texas. The decision clarifies...more
On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that will provide useful tools to employers in defending employment litigation....more
Do you know a "place of public accommodation" when you see it? Federal, state and sometimes local laws entitle persons to the full and equal employment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and...more
On March 30, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision imposing certain socio-economic contract requirements on subcontractors operating hospitals associated with the University of...more
The Connecticut Appellate Court yesterday released two notable employment law decisions. They won’t become “official” until April 30, 2013, so you have some time to digest them. I’ll cover one today and leave the other for a...more
Both public and private employers should take note of a recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that rejected a disgruntled employee’s contention that she was denied promotion because of a “perceived...more
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear another major affirmative action case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, No. 12-682. At issue is the legality of Michigan's voter-approved ban of using racial preferences...more
Under the J.J. Act of 2000, a person up to the age of 18 years is treated as ‘child’. Same age is prescribed under the CPCR Act, 2005 as well. However when it comes to prohibition of Child Labour Act of 1986, the definition...more
As we have previously noted, employers often wonder what to do when an employee makes a harassment complaint, but the alleged harasser is not another employee. The employer cannot simply do nothing, but it also generally does...more