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Supreme Court rules on, but fails to clarify, pregnancy discrimination law

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2015

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act extends Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination to include pregnancy. It also says that employers must

Employee handbooks should be reviewed in light of NLRB report

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 23 2015

Your employee handbook may be unlawful. That’s the takeaway from a 30-page report issued by the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General

Employers’ safety records will soon be a click away

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 12 2015

Employers should be aware of a proposed OSHA recordkeeping rule that is expected to be issued as a final rule this year. The proposed rule requires

EEOC will now process sexual orientation discrimination claims

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2015

On February 3rd, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released an internal memorandum stating that the EEOC will now process and investigate

Truck driver with “current” diagnosis of alcoholism is not qualified under the ADA

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2015

An alcoholic is a person with a disability and is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act if he is qualified to perform the essential

Florida Whistleblower Act objector must prove an actual violation of law, says second DCA

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2015

The Florida private sector Whistleblower's Act protects employees who object or refuse to participate in a violation of a law, rule or regulation by

Employers cannot rely on timekeeping policies as a defense to FLSA claims

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 26 2015

An employee's violation of timekeeping policies is not a defense to a Fair Labor Standards Act claim, if the employer knows or has reason to know

U.S. labor department and Florida Department of Revenue team up to prevent worker misclassification

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 15 2015

Now more than ever, Florida employers should ensure they are properly classifying their workers.The U.S. Department of Labor and the Florida

New OSHA recordkeeping rule goes into effect on January 1, 2015

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 22 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's revised recordkeeping rule goes into effect on January 1, 2015. OSHA's recordkeeping rule

Court slaps down EEOC subpoena, refusing to allow agency to expand its investigation

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad authority to investigate allegations of employment discrimination. But there are limits to that