Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

VEVRAA hiring benchmark drops again

As announced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the updated national percentage of veterans in the workforce is continuing to decline, now at 7 percent…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Military Law, Government Contracting

Medical marijuana extracts approved in Georgia

On Thursday Georgia became the 36th state, plus Washington, D.C., to legalize marijuana extracts to treat illnesses. Gov. Nathan Deal signed the "Haleigh's Hope Act," which immediately legalized the use of medical marijuana to…more
| Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Health

Is Telecommuting A Reasonable Accommodation, Or Is It Not?

In the context of a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent court decision says that “regular attendance” is an essential function of the job. But what is “regular attendance”?…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

One Of EEOC’s First Transgender Lawsuits Has Settled

The EEOC announced this week that one of the lawsuits — against Lakeland Eye Clinic of Florida — has settled. The Clinic has agreed to make two payments of $75,000 to Brandi Branson, who had been the Clinic’s Director of Hearing…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Is Your H-1B Worker Moving Elsewhere? You May Have To File An Amended H-1B Petition

The Administrative Appeals Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a significant decision last week that overruled prior USCIS practice…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Thanks, Ford! Hard-Fought Win Against EEOC In ADA-Telecommuting Case Is Welcome News For All Employers

Last Friday, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit found in favor of Ford Motor Company in a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

A Lesson From Twitter Sex-Bias Lawsuit: Post Those Jobs!

Shortly before Ellen Pao lost started a “conversation” about sex discrimination in the tech industry, yet another lawsuit was filed alleging sex discrimination in the tech industry…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pregnancy Accommodation FAQs For Employers

What do employers need to know about the Supreme Court’s pregnancy accommodation decision last week in Young v. United Parcel Service?…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Pregnancy: Employers’ newest “accommodation obligation”

A divided U.S. Supreme Court decided last week that employers covered by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (part of Title VII) may be required to make reasonable accommodations for work restrictions caused by pregnancy and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

BREAKING: FMLA “Spousal” Rule On Hold For Now

The new rule defining “spouse” for purposes of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act was set to take effect today. But a federal judge in Texas yesterday temporarily blocked the rule from going into effect after attorneys…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Family Law

NLRB General Counsel’s report on employee handbook rules provides some guidance . . . but employers may not like it

As we have previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board in recent years has put employee handbooks and policy manuals under a magnifying glass, searching for any provision that might, in its view, violate the National…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Hang Tight, Employers — EEOC’s Proposed Wellness Rule Is At The OMB

The EEOC’s much-awaited proposed rule on employer wellness programs, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act may finally be on its way…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

A Conversation About Race

I start my new job as a Starbucks barista tomorrow. I am super-excited!!!!! I just hope I can handle the fast pace!…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What’s Your Workplace Retaliation IQ?

It’s been a while since we’ve had an employment law quiz, so let’s do it! This one is on retaliation. As always, the answers will be provided after each question — you have our “no-pressure” guarantee…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Act Goes Live

On February 26, the District of Columbia’s new Wage Theft law became effective after a period for review by the U.S. Congress expired without any action being taken…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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