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Supreme Court Rejects Invitation To Decide Whether Your Company's Website Must Be Accessible To Individuals With Disabilities
Is your private sector company required by law to make its website accessible to individuals with disabilities? The answer depends on which judge you ask in which jurisdiction
United States
18 Oct 2019
It's Not Just California Anymore: State And Local Laws Challenge The Multijurisdictional Employer
Did you know that employers can be sued in Michigan for height discrimination? Or that in Maine, starting in 2021, employees can take paid time off for any reason at all?
United States
2 Oct 2019
EEOC Provides Guidance On Reporting Non-Binary Gender Employees
Over the last few years, many employers have implemented diversity and inclusion programs, whether official or unofficial
United States
27 Sep 2019
New York Second State To Prohibit Discrimination Based On Hairstyle
New York recently became the second state, after California, to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyle. On July 12, 2019, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that amends the state's civil rights law to make it clear...
United States
2 Aug 2019
There's No Place Like Home – But Is That A Reasonable Accommodation?
A pending federal appeals court case is the latest to highlight the challenges employers face when considering accommodation requests from an employee with a medical condition
United States
24 Jul 2019
Two Can Keep A Secret… If The Contract Holds Up: How To Use Non-Disclosure Covenants In The #MeToo Era
The non-disclosure provision of a routine employment settlement agreement has typically been a common and easily agreed-upon term of resolution.
United States
11 Jul 2019
(Artificially) Intelligent Hiring: Good Solution Or Technology Gone Mad?
"Success in creating [Artificial Intelligence] would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks."
United States
8 Jul 2019
Reading The Tea Leaves: A Look At The EEOC Charge And Litigation Statistics From Fiscal Year 2018
Every year, the EEOC publicly releases information detailing what the agency has been working on during the past fiscal year.
United States
28 Jun 2019
What The United States Supreme Court Holding On EEOC Charges Really Means
On June 3, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision, written by Justice Ginsberg, that filing an EEOC Charge is not "jurisdictional." Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, No. 18-525
United States
18 Jun 2019
Extortion Vs. Settlement Negotiations
The criminal complaint filed against Michael Avenatti is an interesting reminder that the line between extortion and settlement negotiations is a thin one.
United States
31 May 2019
When Counseling Jerk Employees – Focus On Jerk Behavior (And Stay Away From Why They Are Acting Like Jerks)
Spoiler Alert: There are people in this world that are rude, inconsiderate, disruptive, conniving, manipulative, selfish and/or lazy.
United States
30 May 2019
So, What Exactly Is The Interactive Process?
Most employers are well aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act (and similar state laws) require employers to engage in the "interactive process" when an employee requests a disability accommodation.
United States
1 May 2019
Bashful Bladders Bring Problems For Employers
The ever-evolving legal landscape surrounding marijuana legalization has in recent years continued to cloud the waters with respect to workplace drug testing programs.
United States
25 Apr 2019
Website Accessibility: An Issue For Health Care Companies
Website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act)
United States
13 Mar 2019
Employer Still Wins – Even Though Job Eliminated And Work From Home Request Is Denied
Dealing with leave issues is a familiar situation to human resources and employment law professionals ...
United States
13 Mar 2019
Website Accessibility Issues For Employers
A recent trend in suits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Rehabilitation Act) includes claims for website accessibility.
United States
5 Mar 2019
Demonstrators In The Midst? Handling Political Activity In The Workplace
While political expression has always been part of the workplace, a number of evolving factors have amplified the challenges for both employers and employees
United States
28 Feb 2019
Is Artificial Intelligence Sexist And Racist?
Last year, Amazon scrapped its machine-learning algorithm because it discovered it had a major problem—the artificial intelligence didn't like women.
United States
22 Feb 2019
Plain Language vs. Purpose: The Seventh Circuit Debates Statutory Interpretation
Last week, in an 8-4 en banc decision, the Seventh Circuit held that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not provide a cause of action for outside job applicants on a "disparate impact" theory.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Labor & Employment Issues To Watch In 2019
With the midterm elections in the rearview mirror and an incoming Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, automotive industry employers can expect continued congressional gridlock ...
United States
29 Jan 2019
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