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Seventh Circuit Invites Supreme Court to Make Sexual Orientation Discrimination Actionable Under Title VII
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 25 2016

Bound by its own precedent, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals again held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual


Ninth Circuit Holds Class Action Waivers Violate NLRA: What Employers Should Do Now
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

In an important 2-1 decision, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently concluded class action waivers in arbitration agreements


Restrictive Covenants in Michigan: A Cent, a Peppercorn, or Continued At-Will Employment
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

A business dispute in Michigan may provide insight into the consideration required to support a noncompete contract restricting future employment


Consistent Enforcement of Drug Policies Key to Avoiding Disparate Treatment Claims
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 18 2016

Following termination stemming from a positive drug test for marijuana, a Native American female, appearing pro se, filed a federal lawsuit against


Fifth Circuit Broadens Exceptions to At-Will Employment
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

On August 8, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recognized a new public policy exception to the at-will employment doctrine, allowing a former


New Jersey Employer’s Fear of Employee’s “Ugly Divorce” Forms Basis of Marital Status Bias Claim
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

In Smith v. Millville Rescue Squad, (A-19-14, June 21, 2016), the New Jersey Supreme Court broadly interpreted the prohibition against marital status


Lack of Policy and Training May Lead to Employers’ Liability for Nonemployees’ Racial Bias
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

Mostif not allemployers are aware that federal and state laws preclude employment discrimination based upon the race or national origin of an


Fifth Circuit Enforces Delegation Clause, Directs Arbitrator to Determine Whether FLSA Case Should Be Arbitrated
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 3 2016

In a recent ruling, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's refusal to enforce an arbitration agreement's "delegation clause"


Recreational Marijuana Placed on California November Ballot
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • August 3 2016

Voters will have the opportunity this coming November to determine whether California joins a growing number of states that have legalized


Poor Policy Publication Revives Sexual Harassment Suit in the Fifth Circuit
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 29 2016

Maintaining a company anti-harassment policy on a bulletin board and website is not enough to avoid liability for sexual discrimination according to