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Freeman’s background check win has little to do with background checks, everything to do with EEOC experts.

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2015

The EEOC has pushed hard in recent years to curb employer use of background checks in hiring decisions (see our blog post here). In 2009, the EEOC

Anatomy of a record bad faith verdict: how not to treat an injured workers’ compensation claimant in Iowa

  • Erickson & Sederstrom PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2015

On February 11, 2015, a jury returned a record verdict in Pottawattamie County District Court in Council Bluffs, Iowa for Toby Thornton and against

Reasonable accommodation’s mandate in employment statute does not require employer to cut essential job functions

  • Jackson Lewis PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 27 2015

On January 21, 2015, a California Appeals Court affirmed the trial court's ruling in Nealy v. City of Santa Monica, 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 139

Corporate attorney-client privilege defense fails in discrimination case

  • Cozen O'Connor
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania federal judge rejected a company's claim to attorney-client privilege as an obstacle to pursuit of a sex

New FMLA regulations expand definition of spouse and include same-sex spouses

  • Jackson Lewis PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued regulations expanding the Department's definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

FMLA protections apply to same-sex couples if marriages are valid in state of celebration

  • Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

The Department of Labor issued a final rule yesterday that extends FMLA protections to eligible employees in same sex marriages so long as the

Joint subcommittee hearing examines impact of contractor "blacklisting" Executive Order

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
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  • February 26 2015

A new Executive Order (EO) that imposes new and onerous obligations and risks on federal contractors was the subject of a House joint subcommittee

New York Court of Appeals clarifies scope of protection for attorney statements made prior to start of lawsuit

  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

On February 24, 2015, the Court of Appeals of New York resolved a split among New York’s intermediate appellate courts over whether attorneys can be

In argument in Abercrombie & Fitch case, court offers solutions for headscarf issue

  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 26 2015

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard argument in the religious discrimination case of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., which made our list as

EEOC internal memo reveals LGBT discrimination remains enforcement priority

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

On February 3, 2015, the EEOC’s Director of the Office of Field Programs issued a memorandum to the agency’s district directors regarding the