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Must an Employer Modify its Leave of Absence Policy to Ensure Compliance with the ADA?

When is modification of a no-fault or inflexible leave of absence policy required as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

State Department Says Computer Glitch Has Caused a World-Wide Delay in Visa and Passport Processing

A State Department spokesperson has stated that technological glitches in the Consular Consolidated Database have caused the system to crash, resulting in significant delays in the processing of visas and passports for…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Federal Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions on Affordable Care Act Subsidies

On July 22, 2014, two different federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions on the availability of subsidies for health insurance purchased by individuals on Exchanges established by the federal government under the…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Taxation

President Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Yesterday, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Specifically, the Executive Order amends Executive Order…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Judge Dismisses Claim against University; Failure to Appropriately Monitor Docket Not Excusable Neglect

A federal trial court in D.C. recently dismissed the Amended Complaint of a former professor at the University of the District of Columbia ("UDC" or "University") due to his failure to timely oppose a Motion to Dismiss, finding…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Labor & Employment Law

OFCCP Argument for Expansive Scope of Desk Audit May be Weakened

A federal trial court in Texas has entered an agreed order granting a joint motion for voluntary dismissal filed by the parties in Frito-Lay v. Department of Labor. As discussed in our prior Alert, in Frito-Lay, the company…more
| Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

New EEOC Guidance Expands Protection for Pregnant Employees

The EEOC has issued new guidance on the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA"), and, not surprisingly, taken a very expansive view of the protections to be afforded pregnant employees…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Health Care Alert: Supreme Court Limits Agency Fees to Full-Fledged Public Employees

In a decision that could have a significant financial impact on many labor unions, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that personal care providers, who are considered state employees only for limited collective bargaining purposes…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Department of Labor Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Executive Order 13658

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658 raising the minimum wage for the employees of some federal contractors and subcontractors to $10.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. On June 17, 2014, the…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

NY Legislature Passes Significant Amendments to the Wage Theft Prevention Act: Employers No Longer Required to Distribute Annual Pay Notices

On June 19, 2014, the New York Legislature passed a bill to eliminate the requirement that New York employers must distribute annual wage notices to all employees. While employers may be relieved by this change, the bill also…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court's Contraceptive Decision Not a One-Size-Fits-All Religious Exemption from the Affordable Care Act's Requirements

In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that closely-held, for-profit corporations have standing under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA). In addition, the Court held that while the government…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Supreme Court Invalidates Recess Appointments to NLRB

In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that President Obama's recess appointments of Members Block, Griffin, and Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 4, 2012, were unconstitutional…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

California High Court Finds Class Action Waivers Enforceable; Waiver of PAGA Action is not Enforceable

Acknowledging the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), to be a game-changer, the California Supreme Court has held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a state's…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Rules that Public Employee's Testimony Is Protected by First Amendment

The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a public employee's truthful sworn testimony, under subpoena, which was not part of his ordinary job duties, was entitled to First Amendment protection. See Lane v. Franks (June 19,…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

IRS Announces Section 409A Compliance Initiative Project

Executive Summary: At the American Bar Association Section of Taxation 2014 May Meeting, an IRS official announced that the IRS has created a compliance initiative project (CIP) for Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation
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