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Split Eleventh Circuit Panel Says Title VII Does Not Prohibit Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. Perhaps the hottest issue in employment discrimination law today is whether that ban on gender discrimination includes discrimination on the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Tenth Circuit Rejects Broad EEOC Subpoena in Single Employee Discrimination Charge

The scenario is familiar to employers responding to a Charge of Discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Even though the Charge only includes claims of discrimination by one person, the EEOC…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Amid Uncertain Trade Climate, a Look at Top Imports, Exports With Mexico

Auto companies, computer manufacturers and oil producers are closely watching how the trade relationship evolves between the U.S. and Mexico under President Donald Trump. Their products are among the top U.S. exports to Mexico,…more
| Agriculture, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Purchaser of Assets in North Carolina Should Not Rely on Assign Ability of Seller's Non-Compete Agreements

We regularly field questions from companies in the process of an asset purchase, asking whether they can obtain an assignment of the seller’s non-competition agreements with its employees. While this question has never been…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Federal Health Care Leaders Write Governors About New Direction for Medicaid

While much of the attention related to health care this week is focused on our nation’s capital, all 50 state governors have received a letter from recently confirmed U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers…more
| Administrative Law, Government Contracting, Health

Supreme Courts Dismissal of Transgender Discrimination Case Could Affect Employment Discrimination Claims

Earlier this month, the Trump administration withdrew the Department of Justice’s prior position that Title IX of the Civil Rights Act prohibits schools and other covered institutions from discriminating on the basis of…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Repeated "Friendly" Hugs and Kisses Can Rise to the Level of Actionable Sexual Harassment

Some people are naturally more affectionate than others. Most people have friends or acquaintances who go for hugs when a handshake is all that you expect. In the workplace, these personality types can clash, and “huggers” can…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New NLRB Chair's Dissent May Point to Future Board Position on Challenges to Employee Handbook Policies

Over the past several years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has repeatedly found that standard employee handbook provisions violate employees’ rights under Section 7 of the NLRA. These cases conclude that a variety of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Don’t Forget the Say-on-Frequency Form 8-K

The proxy rules require that public companies submit a nonbinding proposal to their shareholders every six years regarding how often they should hold say-on-pay votes, known as “say-on-frequency.” Most companies held their first…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

Federal Computer Hacking Laws Apply to Executive's Unauthorized Access to Coworkers' Emails

The federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and the Stored Communications Act (SCA) were enacted to protect U.S. businesses and individuals from computer hacking and industrial espionage. In recent years, employers and…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Caution About Fake Phone Calls from Health Care Agencies

Individuals should be cautious about sharing personally identifiable information when contacted via phone, including by health care agencies. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid released an alert earlier this week warning of…more
| Health, Privacy

Prior Sexual Harassment Does Not Ease Plaintiff's Burden of Showing Hostile Work Environment

Employers sometimes struggle determining appropriate disciplinary action in the event of relatively low level sexual harassment. Many companies take a no tolerance approach, concluding that keeping the harasser employed makes…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

FMLA Caregiver Leave Rights Can Extend to Grandparents

Most employers know that qualified employees are entitled under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to take unpaid leave from work to care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious health condition. What happens when the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Federal ARB Says H-1B Employers Do Not Have to Pay Travel Costs for Employees Who Initially Decide to Stay in the U.S.

Employers that use workers eligible under H-1B non-immigrant visas agree that in the event of termination of employment, they will offer the employee payment for transportation home in certain circumstances. Earlier this month,…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Sustainability Reporting Continues to Mature

Several years ago, voluntary sustainability reporting in proxy statements, annual reports to shareholders, websites and special sustainability reports to various stakeholders began to take hold, even as the SEC continued to…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law
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