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Should telecommuting be a reasonable accommodation?

Increased use of telecommuting reflecting flexibility in the workplace has been the trajectory for many businesses, especially those in technology markets. Then Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided to take a very different stance…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

eAlert - Class Action Waivers Are Enforceable According to the California Supreme Court

Class action waivers in arbitration agreements are enforceable according to a California Supreme Court decision issued yesterday. In Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, LLC, the California Supreme Court finally…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

eAlert - Supreme Court Nixes Obama Administration's NLRB Recess Appointments

The U.S. Supreme Court, on the last day of its current term, has now had the final say in the Obama Administration's recess appointments controversy involving Noel Canning, a bottler of Pepsi-Cola products, and the National…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 50: What Happens When a Boss “Likes” An Employee a Little Too Much?

As we conclude this 50 For 50 series, we look to the future of employment law. As we see it, the biggest change in the workplace has been the emergence of social media. According to recent surveys, nearly three-quarters of…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Intellectual Property

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 49: EEOC Takes On Background Checks

Throughout this series, we have touched on facially neutral policies which, although not motivated by unlawful discrimination, have a discriminatory effect on certain protected classes. For over 40 years, the courts have…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 48: Transgender Rights Under Title VII

As Pride festivities celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) culture occur this month in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Sacramento, we take a look at the development of transgender…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 47: Same Sex Harassment Is Illegal

It seemed like a simple enough issue. In 1984, the Supreme Court found that sexual harassment — when it is severe or pervasive — can alter an employee’s ability to work and thus can impact the victim’s “terms, conditions, or…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 46: How To Deal With Employees Using Marijuana

Fifty years ago when Title VII became law and 23 years ago when the Americans with Disabilities Act became law, it would be inconceivable that someone would be blogging about accommodating employees by allowing them to smoke…more
| Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 45: What Is A Disability?

Ever since disability discrimination became illegal, the most pressing question has been how to define a disability. One of the first issues the courts faced was how to deal with disabilities that could be corrected with…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 44: Psychiatric or Mental Disabilities Are Protected Under The Americans with Disabilities Act

In the continuing evolution of equal employment opportunity law, no area has led to more stress for employers (all puns intended) than complying with their poorly defined and ever-changing obligations under the Americans with…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 43: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

As momentous as it was, the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was, in many ways, an incremental, evolutionary response to centuries of racial, gender, and other types of discrimination. This is not unusual in the business…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 42: Military Veterans And Their Families Gain Employment Rights

Veterans’ rights have always been a hot-button political issue, but it took several military conflicts for Congress to confront the employment rights of private sector military veterans. In the wake of Vietnam War, two wars in…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Military Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 41: Discrimination Laws Apply To Undocumented Immigrants

Illegal immigration is one of the biggest political issues of the 21st Century in the United States, as both political parties support the reform of immigration laws in one way or another. Until the laws are reformed, the…more
| Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 40: “Me Too” Evidence

“Me too” evidence is testimony from employees other than the plaintiff who claim that they were subjected to discrimination, retaliation or harassment during their employment. Plaintiffs often seek to have this evidence…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 39: Statistics In Discrimination Cases

Statistics have been a component of discrimination litigation since Title VII enforcement actions began to catch on. Normally, statistics arise in a disparate impact discrimination claim – where a facially neutral employment…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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