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Religious institutions update: July 2014

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. that an existing contraceptive coverage mandate violates the Religious Freedom

State AGs in the news

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2014

Incumbent AG Luther Strange (R) and Joe Hubbard (D) received their respective party's nomination after both ran unopposed in the primary. California

Jesuit University lacks “substantial religious character”

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 6 2014

An NLRB Regional Director has determined that Seattle University "lacks substantial religious character" and is therefore subject to the jurisdiction

NLRB asserts jurisdiction over Chicago nonprofit corporation that operates charter school

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2013

In a 3-1 decision in Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy Charter School, Inc. and Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff, IFT, AFT, AFL-CIO, the

Religious institutions: August 2012 update

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 16 2012

In the 1990s, plaintiffs brought clergy malpractice and professional negligence claims against ministers, churches and denominations

Supreme Court okays ministerial exception to discrimination law

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

In EEOC v. Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School, the United States Supreme Court approved a "ministerial exception" to federal anti-discriminations laws

Supreme Court recognizes exception to discrimination laws for religious employers

  • Day Pitney LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 11 2012

On January 11, 2012, the Supreme Court decided Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, one of the most highly anticipated religious rights cases to reach the Supreme Court in decades

Teacher can't sue church school for FEHA violations

  • Littler Mendelson
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2011

A California Court of Appeal has ruled that a religious school teacher who was living "out of wedlock" with her boyfriend as they raised their child cannot state a claim against the church for wrongful termination based upon marital status discrimination

JobsOhio

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2011

House Bill 1 (the Bill), signed by Governor John Kasich on February 18, 2011, authorizes the Governor to form JobsOhio, a nonprofit corporation with the purpose of promoting economic development, job creation and retention, job training and the recruitment of business to Ohio

Whistleblower legislation clears House

  • Duane Morris LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 10 2011

The full House approved legislation that would extend protections of Pennsylvania's whistleblower law to employees of non-profits and private sector companies which receive money from a public entity