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Cozen O'Connor

Seventh Circuit Defines Appropriate Test for Joint Employer Liability Under Title VII

by Cozen O'Connor on

In a September 11, 2018 opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a lower court decision and in doing so clarified the applicable test for determining joint employment for Title VII liability. The...more

Pullman & Comley - Labor, Employment and...

Not Being Pregnant Can Support a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

Discrimination in employment because of pregnancy is prohibited by the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (and also by the federal laws against employment discrimination). A basic element of any discrimination claim is...more

Pullman & Comley - School Law

Title IX Student Disciplinary Codes Deemed Contracts In John Doe V. The George Washington University

Words are not written in a vacuum, and they can bind the party that wrote them, regardless of whether that was the author’s intent. That was the lesson The George Washington University [“GW” or “University”] recently learned...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Mariscos Altata To Pay $220,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual And Age-Based Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Phoenix Restaurant Subjected Women to Physical and Verbal Abuse, Federal Agency Charges - PHOENIX - Phoenix restaurant Francisco Fine Foods LLC, doing business as Mariscos Altata, agreed to pay $220,000 and furnish other...more

Snell & Wilmer

New Plan Year, New Wellness Program – Some Things to Keep in Mind

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As a follow-up to our recent blog Count Down to Open Enrollment – Some Quick Thoughts, below is a little more detail on how seemingly simple wellness program design changes can have significant legal consequences....more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Oceanic Time Warner Cable / Spectrum for Disability Discrimination

Communication Company's Inflexible Leave and Attendance Policies Deny Employees Reasonable Accommodations, Federal Agency Charges - HONOLULU, Hawaii - Oceanic Time Warner Cable LLC, doing business as Spectrum, violated...more

Littler

New York City Law Requiring Employers to Engage in a "Cooperative Dialogue" for Accommodation Requests Takes Effect October 15,...

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In the past year, both New York State and New York City have been active in amending their human rights laws. Most notably, both the city and state passed comprehensive anti-sexual harassment laws that require most employers...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Corizon Health Care Companies for Disability Discrimination

Nationwide Health Care Provider for Jails Denied Reasonable Accommodations to Employees With Disabilities, Federal Agency Charges - PHOENIX - Nationwide health care companies Corizon Health Inc., and Corizon LLC...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Bendinelli Law Firm to Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Law Firm Fired Legal Assistant the Day After She Disclosed Her Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged - DENVER - The Bendinelli Law Firm has agreed to pay $30,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination...more

Littler

Dear Littler: Do We Have to Accommodate A Religious Objection to the Flu Shot?

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Dear Littler: I work in a health care setting in New Jersey. As flu season is approaching, we emailed all of our patient care employees (nurses, physical therapists, intake staff, etc.) to remind them that an immunization is...more

Blank Rome LLP

Too Fat to Work Here?—Not So Fast

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A decision this week from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has further fueled the debate over whether obesity is a protected impairment under federal and state law....more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Party City For Disability Discrimination

National Retailer Refused to Hire Disabled Employee with Job Coach, Federal Agency Charges - BOSTON - Party City Corporation violated federal law by failing to hire a qualified employee with a disability at its Nashua,...more

Littler

What do Menopause, Castes, Copyrights, and Scottish Independence Have in Common? All Have Been Recently Put to the Test Under UK's...

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Human resources teams in the United Kingdom regularly deal with issues that relate to possible discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA), the law that codifies various anti-discrimination regulations for employers in...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues First Metropolitan Financial Services for Equal Pay Act Violation

Memphis Company Pays Female Branch Managers Less Than Male Counterparts For the Same Work, Federal Agency Charges - MEMPHIS, Tenn. - First Metropolitan Financial Services, Inc., a Memphis-based consumer loan and finance...more

Littler

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Crosses the Irish Sea

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The Irish parliament (the Oireachtas) recently passed a bill to bring gender pay gap reporting to Ireland. The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2017, if signed into law as expected, would operate along broadly similar lines to...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Medstar Washington Hospital Center And Medstar Health Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Hospital Refused to Accommodate Employee Disabled by Workplace Injury, Refused to Bring Her Back to Work, Federal Agency Charges - WASHINGTON - Washington Hospital Center Corporation, doing business as MedStar Washington...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Cloverland Farms Dairy Will Pay $75,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Dairy Forbade Employees With Disabilities From Parking in Spots Reserved for That Purpose, Federal Agency Charged - BALTIMORE - Cloverland Farms Dairy, the major milk producer in the Baltimore/Washington market, will pay...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Sixth Circuit Shows That Balancing ADA Obligations With Enforcement Of Workplace Rules Is Far From An Exercise In Futility

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers face a tough challenge in trying to balance their obligations under the ADA with efforts to enforce workplace rules. A recent decision out of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth...more

Nexsen Pruet, PLLC

Employees in Multiple States: Keeping track of changing laws and policies

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Many employers based in the Carolinas have employees across the country, meaning they must keep up to speed on legal developments affecting employers in the states where they have workers....more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Defendants Fighting Website Accessibility Cases Face An Uphill Battle In 2018

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Plaintiffs secure a second judgment in a federal website accessibility lawsuit while most of the others successfully fended off motions to dismiss. ...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

ADA Considerations for Your Family Business

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Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a topic of concern for all businesses. All too often, we assume the ADA only applies to large employers or in certain circumstances....more

Ballard Spahr LLP

Employment Discrimination Class Action Filed Against CFPB

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The CFPB and its Acting Director are facing a proposed class action lawsuit alleging discrimination against minority and female workers based on allegations of lesser pay and fewer promotions than their white male...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services To Pay $60,000 To Settle Retaliation Suit

Social Services Agency Fired Employee Because She Complained About Disclosure of Confidential Medical Information, Federal Agency Alleged - NEW YORK, N.Y. - Jewish Board of Family and Children Services, a social service...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

OFCCP Issues New Compensation Directive

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The OFCCP’s recent Directive, issued on August 24, 2018, signals a move towards greater transparency in the compensation review process for contractors. With this new Directive, the OFCCP has rescinded former Obama-era...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

A Second Chance: North Carolina Expands Law Incentivizing Employers to Hire Certain Convicted Felons

North Carolina has enacted a law intended to help employers catch up to the employment demands of a growing economy, while offering some individuals a second chance at earning a living. On June 25, 2018, Gov. Roy Cooper...more

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