Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from firing or refusing to hire people because of their religious beliefs and further requires employers to accommodate religious beliefs and practices. On June 1, 2015,… Read more
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On April 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, unanimously holding that courts may review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) fulfilled its statutory duty to attempt to conciliate discrimination… Read more
In the recent case of Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association, the United States Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challenge to the validity of a controversial 2010 administrative interpretation by the U.S. Department of Labor (… Read more
On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion which set new rules governing the relationship between an employer and its pregnant employees. The justices rejected arguments made by employers… Read more
Rule becomes effective July 1, 2015. In a press release issued September 11, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the final rule for Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements. The regulation… Read more
A relationship fraught with peril. This article matters to you if you have a union. THIS ARTICLE MATTERS MORE TO YOU IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY UNION-FREE! On March 18, 2015, the NLRB’s General Counsel, Richard… Read more
If you are a business that relies upon temporary foreign workers to perform non-agricultural work, a recent federal court decision from Florida caused the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to suspend its visa program in… Read more
A (same sex) spouse is a spouse…regardless of where a couple marries. In a completely expected move, the DOL has amended the FMLA to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA. The Family and… Read more
By now everyone has heard of the February 4, 2015, cyber-attack on Anthem, Inc. According to Anthem, the attack exposed the personal information of approximately 80 million individuals including those presently and formerly insured by… Read more
Are your employees out singing “Do you want to build a snowman?” while you are paying them? This past Monday, like every other February 2, America briefly paid attention to a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil… Read more