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The February 14, 2014, release of the National Football League’s investigation report (see footnote 1) of the resignation and hospitalization of Miami Dolphins’ offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, and the suspension of left...more
It has been almost eight years since the United States Supreme Court decided the Lilly Ledbetter case under Title VII and six years since President Obama invited Ledbetter to attend his State of the Union address. You may or...more
Back on October 8, 2013, we highlighted three cases currently pending on the United States Supreme Court docket that employers will definitely want to follow. The cases address issues ranging from the proper interpretation of...more
Same-sex marriages began in earnest in Utah on the evening of December 20, after US District Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down the state's voter-approved ban, which restricted marriage as between a man and a woman.
On November 4, the United States Senate in a 61-30 vote moved to continue debate on the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA” or the “Act”). The ENDA seeks to ban workplace bias against individuals based on...more
Similar to recent legislation passed in New York City, the New Jersey Senate unanimously passed a bill on Monday that would explicitly prohibit employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions...more
On November 7, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”), legislation that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ban would join similar...more
The U.S. Senate passed a bill last week that would provide workplace protections to gays, lesbians and transgender individuals.
The so-called “Employment Nondiscrimination Act” passed the Democratic-led chamber on a 64...more
This week, the U.S. Senate begins debate on whether to enact legislation to federally protect individuals from discrimination in the workplace based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. On November 4, the Senate...more
The final post in this three-part series on the newly-signed legislation in California covers the three immigration-related bills that Governor Brown recently signed. I also discuss two significant bills that the governor...more
This year voters go to the polls to elect governors in Virginia and New Jersey, mayors in New York City, Boston, Detroit and other municipalities, and decide on a host of ballot issues across the country. With all of the...more
Today, the U.S. Senate is expected to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but the bill is not expected to make its way to the...more
Employers should not be fooled into thinking that voting leave issues arise solely in presidential election years. Indeed, with the recent shutdown of the federal government, and the seemingly insurmountable impasse in...more
As we previously reported to you, while the federal government remains officially shut down as Congress continues its budget negotiations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has put into place its shutdown...more
The Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 term opened yesterday. In this term, the Court will hear and decide a number of cases affecting employers, including two key cases focusing on labor-management relations. ...more
In a landmark decision entered on September 27, 2013, Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ordered the State of New Jersey to allow same-sex marriages as of October 21, 2013. Based on indications from New Jersey...more
With the closure of the largest employer in the country – the federal government – and no real guidance on the possible length of the current shutdown, private employers are questioning how the shutdown might affect their...more
As many have anticipated, the U.S. government today closed a number of its non-essential services. Because of last night’s congressional stalemate over a spending plan and policy differences over the Affordable Care Act,...more
The ubiquitous thumbs-up icon in Facebook has gained new prominence for private employers. In a case of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that an employee fired for "liking" the campaign...more
On September 19, 2013, two members of the House of Representatives’ Education and Workforce Committee sent a letter to Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez seeking additional information regarding the regulations...more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had a busy summer, signing into law two important employment bills, and vetoing a third. The state’s new social media privacy law affords new protections to employees and applicants...more
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
After complaining about a supervisor smoking in the office, an employee of the State Assembly was fired. Believing the firing was motivated by his complaint, the employee filed a lawsuit against the Assembly, claiming...more
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On August 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 292 which amends section 12940 of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act....more
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