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Transgender Health Benefits: Best Practices And Legal Considerations
A growing number of medical organizations, courts and administrative bodies have stated that transition-related medical care is medically necessary and should be covered by employer-sponsored medical plans.
United States
4 Sep 2019
Buyers' Immunity Under Employment Law Is A Myth
There are three focal points in every successorship case: (1) notice to the purchaser; (2) continuity of the business; and (3) the ability of the seller to provide relief.
United States
29 Jul 2019
Courts Are Siding With Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana
Marijuana, a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), is the most commonly detected illicit drug in employment drug testing
United States
3 Jul 2019
HHS Proposes Changes To 2016 Regulations For ACA Non-Discrimination Rule
On Friday, March 24, 2019, the US Department of Health and Human Services issued a proposed rule under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act that would make significant changes to the final regulations issued in 2016.
United States
10 Jun 2019
#MeToo Movement Implications On Employment Agreements
Given the rise of the #MeToo movement, companies are having to deal with many issues when drafting employee agreement contracts.
United States
12 Dec 2018
Wellness Initiatives And Designing Consumer Driven Health Plans
During the most recent Tax in the City event in Dallas, Partners Erin Turley and Judith Wethall, presented on the rise of consumer driven health care. Some popular programs they discussed include...
United States
25 Sep 2018
Extension Of Nondiscrimination Relief To Certain Closed Defined Benefit Plans - September 6, 2018
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has again extended the temporary nondiscrimination relief for closed defined benefit plans
United States
13 Sep 2018
Transgender Employees And Employment Discrimination
Alison Nadel and Natalie Colvin wrote this bylined article about considerations for employers around gender identity and expression under Title VII.
United States
6 Jul 2018
Federal Appellate Court Finds That Title VII Bans Gender Identity Discrimination
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on March 7, 2018, that workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 19640
United States
1 Jun 2018
The Import Of A Rapid, Thorough Corporate Response To Allegations Of Harassment
The increased focus on issues of harassment is putting corporate culture under a microscope.
United States
21 Mar 2018
Individual "Weinstein" Liability Exposure
The New York attorney general's (NYAG) recent civil rights complaint against the Weinstein Company highlights the personal liability risks of leadership inaction to credible harassment evidence.
United States
19 Mar 2018
Federal Appellate Court Finds That Title VII Bans Sexual Orientation Discrimination
On February 26, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (covering Connecticut, New York and Vermont) ruled that workplace discrimination ...
United States
16 Mar 2018
New Pressures On General Counsel
In several recent instances involving internal investigations of prominent sex harassment controversies, the conduct of the general counsel, and the scope of engagement of outside ...
United States
9 Mar 2018
Fitness To Serve—Fiduciary Gray Area
The recent controversy regarding the reaction of the Humane Society board to allegations of sexual harassment by its CEO reflects the fiduciary "tug-and-pull" ...
United States
9 Mar 2018
Are Your Executive Compensation Arrangements Safe From The New Disability Regulations?
Beginning April 1, 2018, new disability claim regulations may apply to some executive compensation arrangements.
United States
14 Feb 2018
He Said/She Said: Pronoun Use And The Evolving Landscape Of Transgender Rights In The Workplace
The rights of transgender individuals have become a more prominent civil rights issue in recent years, and employers should be aware of how laws in this area impact their employment policies...
United States
14 Dec 2017
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Inferior Parental Leave Policies Can Result In Discrimination Claims
To recruit and retain top talent, employers often offer benefits more generous than required under the law.
United States
26 Oct 2017
Extension Of Nondiscrimination Relief To Certain Closed Defined Benefit Plans
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently extended the temporary nondiscrimination relief for closed defined benefit plans.
United States
10 Oct 2017
"Back To School" Round-Up Of Key UK Employment Law Developments In 2017 To Date
In this "back to school" round-up, we take the opportunity to catch up on the most important UK employment law events and developments in 2017 to date.
3 Oct 2017
As Federal Progress Stalls, State, Local And Private Initiatives March Towards Pay Equity
Pay equity, the concept that gender differences should not affect compensation, is a concept easy to support, yet has been stubbornly hard to achieve.
United States
17 Aug 2017
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