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New Collective Bargaining Agreement for Minneapolis Teachers Will Structure Layoffs by Race

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Executive Summary: Minneapolis public school teachers of color will have additional job protections this upcoming school year under a new contract allowing them to keep their jobs rather than white instructors with more...more

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EEOC Sues Skywest Airlines for Sex Discrimination

Airline Subjected Employee to Hostile Work Environment and Retaliated Against Her for Reporting Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency Charges - DALLAS – Utah-based SkyWest Airlines violated federal law by subjecting a female...more

Allen Matkins

On This Date, Death Rode With The Posse To Fish Creek

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Eureka, Nevada was once known as the "Pittsburgh of the West".  Today it describes itself as the "Friendliest Town on the Loneliest Road in America".   Eureka never had any steel mills, but it was often shrouded in smoke . ...more

TNG Consulting

[Workshop] Solutions for Managing Intake, Jurisdiction, and Dismissal in the Title IX Grievance Process Workshop - September 19th,...

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This interactive, half-day workshop teaches best practices with respect to managing intake more effectively, using an initial assessment to inform jurisdictional determinations, and how to document the results of an initial...more

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Gets Court Approval on Historic Equal Pay Settlement: 3 Steps for Employers to Strengthen Their Pay Policies

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The U.S. women’s national soccer team (USWNT) is close to receiving a $24 million payout now that a federal judge has preliminarily approved the current and former team members’ settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation...more

Carlton Fields

ABA Sound Advice: Conducting Civil Rights Audits: Benefits and Best Practices

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On this podcast, two former AUSAs discuss the role of outside counsel in a civil rights audit, also known as a corporate culture review. Corporate governance litigator Jack Clabby talks with his colleague, Simon Gaugush, a...more

Bowditch & Dewey

Reading the Riot Act: $100 Million Settlement in Gender Discrimination Class Action

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A California Superior Court judge recently preliminarily approved a $100 million settlement in connection with a class action brought on behalf of a class of current and former female employees at video game studio Riot...more

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Policy Matters Newsletter - August 12, 2022

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Inflation Reduction Act Of 2022. After the so-called “vote-a-rama,” that lasted all night and into the morning last Saturday / Sunday, the Senate finally voted to pass the Act through reconciliation, by a 51-50 vote margin...more

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Maine Legal Developments: Hairstyle Discrimination, Agreements Prohibiting Disclosure of Unlawful Discrimination, and Payment of...

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On August 8, 2022, three pieces of newly enacted state legislation go into effect, directly impacting private employers operating within the state. First, along with a number of other states,1 Maine has enacted Creating a...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

[Webinar] Is Our Private K-12 School Subject to Title IX? - August 23rd, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

In a decision that should put the nation’s private and independent school community on notice, U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett for the District of Maryland recently ruled that a school’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

New Massachusetts Law Creates Expanded Definition of Racial Discrimination in Employment and Other Areas to Encompass “Natural or...

On July 26, 2022, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act (“CROWN Act”) into law, making Massachusetts the 18th state to enact legislation aimed at protecting...more

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Freely Flying Flags Can Lead to Flagrant Free Speech Fouls

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While it is axiomatic that when the government speaks, it speaks only for itself; however, the line between government and private speech can be easily blurred. The City of Boston learned this lesson the hard way when the...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

California Appellate Court Rules That Purely Digital Retail Businesses Are Not Covered Under the Unruh Civil Rights Act

​​​​​​​On August 1, 2022, the Court of Appeal of the State of California, in Martinez v. Cot’n Wash, Inc., resolved two outstanding issues in the website accessibility field in a way that limits the reach of the Unruh Civil...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Lacey’s Place for Pay Discrimination

Gaming Parlor Chain Paid Female Workers Less, Federal Agency Charges - CHICAGO -- Lacey’s Place LLC Series Midlothian, doing business as Lacey’s Place, which owns and operates more than 30 video gaming parlors in Illinois,...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Federal Court Rules Tax-Exempt Independent Schools Must Comply with Title IX

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A recent federal court Title IX decision could affect private and independent schools nationwide. In Buttner-Hartsoe v. Balt. Lutheran High Sch. Ass’n, No. RDB-20-3229 (D. Md. July 21, 2022), five women brought a Title IX...more

TNG Consulting

[Certification Course] Title IX Compliance and Athletics - October 20th, Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Gain essential information and skills for Athletic Directors, Compliance Officers, and Title IX Officers. This one-day course will touch on issues of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and culture in athletics, and will...more

Clark Hill PLC

California Court of Appeal Holds That Solely Online Retailers Without a Physical Location Are Not Liable for Inaccessible Websites...

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California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act (Civil Code section 51, et seq.) confers a right to a civil action against businesses that intentionally discriminate against individuals with disabilities or, alternatively, violate the...more

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Illinois Federal Court Grants Class Certification To Cook County Department Of Corrections Applicants Based On Allegedly...

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Seyfarth Synopsis: On August 8, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification for a class of applicants who sought employment with the Cook County...more

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Florida Enacts Broad Amendment to State Civil Rights Act

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On April 22, 2022, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law the Individual Freedom Act, also known as the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act, with an effective date of July 1, 2022. It provides a private...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Plains and Copperhead Pipeline Companies Reach Settlement with EEOC for $1.75 Million

Joint Employers in Permian Basin Retaliated Against Workers Complaining of Race, National Origin and Sex Harassment, Federal Agency Charges - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Four national companies that jointly built and maintained...more

TNG Consulting

[Workshop] Gender Identity on Campus - October 18th, Lake Buena Vista, FL

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Develop practical skills to navigate Title IX and gender identity with this workshop focusing on issues impacting gender identity on campus, specifically gender transition and trans and non-binary identities....more

Institutional Compliance Solutions (ICS)

[Virtual] Higher Ed. Certified Title IX Investigator Training, Level 1 - August 31st, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

In light of the travel restrictions that colleges and universities are currently facing, ICS is excited to offer our VIRTUAL Title IX Investigator Training. This training will NOT be a webinar, but instead a “live” and...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

EEOC Sues Aspire Nursing Homes for Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Maintenance Director Unlawfully Fired Because of His Sexual Orientation, Federal Agency Charged - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aspire Regional Partners, Inc., MSTC Development, Inc., and their nursing homes known as the Northwood...more

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California Court of Appeal Holds Online-Only Business Websites Are Not “Public Accommodations”

On August 1, 2022, the California Court of Appeal joined longstanding Ninth Circuit precedent in determining that online-only businesses are not “public accommodations” covered under Title III of the Americans with...more

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California Court Holds Digital-Only Websites Do Not Qualify As “A Place of Public Accommodation” Under The Unruh Act

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After an explosion of “website accessibility” cases in recent years where plaintiffs sue internet-based companies under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) alleging that the websites are not accessible...more

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