Food For Thought

The Third Circuit recently ruled that a food and beverage manufacturer will avoid trial on claims that it violated the ADA...
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Speak Out

The EEOC recently announced that it has extended the public input period an additional 40 days on its proposed enforcement guidance on unlawful workplace harassment...
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How Far Can Accommodation Go?

A state appeals court recently ruled that an employer didn't violate the rights of a Muslim corrections officer when it refused to let her wear a religious head covering while on the job...
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Not So Hospitable

The EEOC recently announced that a hotel management company will pay $35,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit...
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Close Call

The Sixth Circuit recently ruled that a mentally ill AT&T call center worker cannot show that she was able to perform her job...
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Settlements in the Afterlife

The Eighth Circuit recently ruled that a claim for compensatory damages under the ADA can live past the claimant's death...
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Papa John's: Falling to Pizzas

This week, the EEOC announced that Papa John's Pizza will pay $125,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit...
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Bankin'-- Unless You're A Woman

The DOL recently announced that it has filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co...
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Short Notice Is Better Than No Notice

A district court recently ruled that a company violated the FMLA when it terminated an employee without providing her notice that her modified return-to-work date exceeded her available leave...
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Their Best Kept Secret

The Secret Service recently agreed to pay $24 million to settle a 17-year-old race discrimination lawsuit...
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Sexual Orientation In 2016

The EEOC recently announced that in fiscal year 2016, it obtained $4.4 million in relief from 1,650 resolved charges that alleged sex discrimination against LGBT+ workers. Specifically, retaliation remains the most frequent claim in private-sector EEOC charges. The most frequently alleged types of discrimination during fiscal 2016 were: retaliation, race, disability, and sex. Three federal appeals courts are currently considering cases determining whether Title VII covers sexual orientation bias.
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Walking A Tightrope

As we previously reported, OSHA issued a final rule updating its general industry Walking-Working Surfaces standards specific to slip, trip, and fall hazards. The rule, found here, became effective last week, January 17.
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Young At Heart, Old At Age

The Third Circuit recently ruled that workers in their 50s can sue under federal age discrimination law when an employment policy inadvertently hits them harder than co-workers in their 40s...
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3 Cheers For 15 Years

The EEOC recently announced that it has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Walmart...
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Recyclers Retaliate!

The Seventh Circuit recently ruled that a scrap metal recycler must pay $300,000 for retaliating against an employee seeking medical leave...
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Mother Hits the Mother Lode

The DOL recently announced that two popular restaurants violated the FLSA...
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Keep Austin Compliant

The DOL recently announced that an Austin painting company paid $182,472 to 82 current and former employees for misclassifying employees as independent contractors...
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The Worst Things In Life Come Free To Us

OSHA recently issued recommended practices to promote workplace anti-retaliation programs. Specifically, the recommendations outline five key elements of an effective anti-retaliation program. They are intended to apply to all public and private sector employers covered by the 22 whistleblower protection laws that OSHA enforces. The recommended practices can be found here.
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Finally Here!

As we previously reported, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published the official, revised Form I-9. Employers are required to use the newly revised Form I-9 beginning this Sunday, January 22. The revised form can be found here.
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The Ingredients Don’t Call For Racism

This week, the EEOC announced that a baking company will pay $30,000 to settle a race harassment lawsuit...
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Wait A Second

The EEOC recently announced that a New Mexico employer will pay $60,000 to settle an equal pay and national origin discrimination lawsuit...
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Use Your Noodle

The DOL recently announced that Noodles & Company will pay $3 million to settle overtime pay claims...
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Aw, nuts

The DOL recently announced that a peanut company will pay $55,000 for overtime and recordkeeping violations...
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Don’t Entertain Assumptions

This week, the EEOC announced that a Houston entertainment venue will pay $136,366 to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit...
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You Can Breathe Now

A federal district court recently ruled that regulations allowing employers to offer employees incentives to participate in wellness programs may take effect as scheduled January 1, 2017...
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Speak Up!

The EEOC recently announced that it has voted to release for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under the federal employment discrimination laws. Specifically, the guidance explains the legal standards applicable to harassment claims. The agency is accepting input on the proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment until February 9,  2017. The Guidance can be found here.
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Subdue the Flu

The EEOC recently announced that a health center will pay $300,000 to a class of six former employees to settle a religious accommodation lawsuit...
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Where Dreams (Don’t) Come True

Thirty former Disney workers recently filed a discrimination lawsuit against Disney...
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Promotion Leads to Commotion

The EEOC recently announced that a healthcare services provider will pay $125,000 to resolve a sex discrimination lawsuit...
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Leave Homophobia In 2016

The EEOC recently announced that it has filed a case charging that an employer subjected a male employee to sexual harassment because of his sexual orientation...
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