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Oregon Workplace Fairness Act: What Employers Need to Know

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The major elements of Oregon’s Workplace Fairness Act (OWFA) come into effect on October 1, 2020. Employers should review their workplace discrimination and harassment policies, employment agreements, and settlement...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

When to Tune Up Your Estate Plan

Life is not stagnant; situations change and evolve. Your estate plan should reflect your current status and expected future status and desires. There are many life changes and developments that might warrant an update, which...more

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Merger and Survival of Divorce Agreements

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When parties to a Massachusetts divorce settle their differences and come to an agreement, they enter into a written settlement document, commonly known as a Separation Agreement. The Separation Agreement must then be...more

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Men Refusing To Work Alone With Women: The HR And Legal Guide

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Can a sincerely held religious belief – or a wife’s personal jealousy – justify a male employee refusing to work with women coworkers or other professional contacts? A federal district court in North Carolina is poised to...more

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Trade groups respond to motion to dismiss lawsuit challenging Nevada law allowing applicant to rely on spouse’s or former spouse’s...

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The three trade groups challenging an amendment to Nevada law that allows an applicant for credit with no credit history to request that the creditor deem the applicant’s credit history to be identical to that of the...more

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Trade Groups Challenge New Nevada Law Allowing Credit Applicants to Rely on Spousal Credit History

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Several trade groups, including the American Financial Services Association, Nevada Credit Union League, and Nevada Bankers Association have filed a lawsuit challenging a new Nevada law aimed at allowing credit applicants...more

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Trade groups challenge Nevada law allowing applicant’s reliance on spouse’s or former spouse’s credit report

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On October 1, three trade groups filed a lawsuit in Nevada federal court challenging an amendment to Nevada law that allows an applicant for credit with no credit history to request that the creditor deem the applicant’s...more

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Insight on Estate Planning - October/November 2019: Estate planning with a foreign twist

If a married couple includes a non-U.S. citizen spouse, there are special estate planning rules to take into account, such as a significantly smaller estate tax exemption. This article explains the differences in estate tax...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

Nevada Amends Anti-Discrimination Prohibitions for Credit Applicants

Effective October 1, 2019, Nevada Senate Bill 311 (SB 311) will amend state anti-discrimination law by adding new prohibited bases and expanding the existing protections for marital status to allow an applicant for credit who...more

Weiner Brodsky Kider PC

11th Circuit Rules that Guarantor Does Not Qualify as “Applicant” Under ECOA

Finding that a guarantor is not an “applicant” under ECOA, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s summary judgment against a husband and wife who claimed that a bank discriminated against them based on their marital...more

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On the Mend: Reconciliation in North Carolina

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"My spouse and I are separated, but we are discussing reconciliation. If we do reconcile, how does this decision affect me?" When faced with a divorce, this is a common question, and it is important to have an...more

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Chinese government forbids employers from asking about childbearing or marital status

On January 15, 2019, we posted an article about the effect of the #MeToo era on China’s efforts to draft its first Civil Code enshrining the country’s civil laws...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

All Child Custody Matters Are To Be Treated Equally: New Jersey Appellate Division Decision States The Not-So-Obvious

If the custody or parenting time of a minor child is at issue before a court, should the legal process differ depending on whether the parents of the child at issue were married? Basic principles of equity, and frankly...more

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Taking It Easy in Winslow, Arizona, as City Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Winslow, Arizona, is well known to every fan of the Eagles based on the band’s hit debut single, “Take it Easy,” released in 1972. Winslow again hit the radio and news media when its city council passed Ordinance No. 1327 on...more

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The First Department Appellate Division Adopts An Expanded Definition of Marital Status Discrimination Under the New York City...

In 1980, the New York Court of Appeals (the highest court in New York) held that the prohibition against "marital status" discrimination contained in the New York State Human Rights Law includes only discrimination based on...more

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Let’s stop the widow penalty by insurance companies

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Under the widow penalty, insurance companies charge women as much as 200% more; HB 5111 will stop women from being discriminated against by auto insurers - The widow penalty is one of the cruelest and most shameful things...more

Thompson Coburn LLP

Unpacking the new qualified business income deduction for real estate rentals

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The 2017 tax reform introduced a deduction generally equal to 20% of qualified business income (QBI) or the taxpayer’s taxable income, subject to certain limitations. This deduction applies to QBI from a relevant pass-through...more

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The Wisconsin Homestead Exemption

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Farmers may have wondered how a neighbor or someone else filing bankruptcy can keep his or her house. The answer is exemptions. Exemptions are assets that can be kept from unsecured creditors. The Wisconsin Legislature...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Take My [Wife/Husband/Spouse], Please...Protection from Marital Status Discrimination Expanded In New and Surprising Ways

For better or worse, when your parents disapprove of the person you’ve chosen to marry, there’s not much recourse in the law (although some might call your parents’ attitude a form of intentional infliction of emotional...more

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State Appeals Court Expands Scope Of NYC’s Marital Status Discrimination Law

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The scope of New York City’s marital status discrimination law was just expanded by a state appeals court, meaning that employers need to be even more wary when it comes to any workplace decisions taken on the basis of who...more

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Consent for Treatment of Minors in Idaho

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In Idaho, persons under the age of 18 ("minors") may consent to their own healthcare in only limited circumstances. Treatment of a minor without proper consent may expose the practitioner to tort liability for lack of...more

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Re-Evaluating the Weight of the “Subtle” Discriminatory Remarks: One Pennsylvania Federal Court Discusses "Subtle” Sex...

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Although sex discrimination claims are often met with explanations that the alleged offender didn’t realize what they said or did was offensive, or that the recipient misinterpreted the words or actions of the alleged...more

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Key California Employment Law Cases: September 2017

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This month’s key California employment law cases involve wage and hour issues, arbitration, and employment discrimination based on marital status....more

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CFPB files amicus brief in Eleventh Circuit ECOA case

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The CFPB has filed an amicus brief in Regions Bank v. Legal Outsource PA, a case on appeal to the Eleventh Circuit that involves two important issues under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA): whether the ECOA provides a...more

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Marital Status Discrimination Claim Fails in Light of Workplace Violence Concerns, California Court Rules

In a recent, unpublished opinion, a California Court of Appeal found in favor of an employer on a marital status discrimination claim than an employee brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The court held...more

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