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California’s New Guidance & FAQs for Employers of Transgender Employees
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

On February 17, 2016, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced that it was issuing a guidance on how to comply with


California Appeals Court Provides Guidance on the Use of Electronic Signatures by Employees
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 26 2016

In many companies, new employees sign key documents and policiesincluding arbitration agreementswith the use of electronic signatures


Rhode Island Trial Court Decision Could Spell Trouble for Employers Seeking to Enforce Restrictive Covenants Against Healthcare Employees
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

One of an employer's first steps in a suit against a former employee to enforce a restrictive covenant is to seek a preliminary injunction to prevent


Is Obesity a Disability Under the ADA Not Without Physical Impairment Eighth Circuit Rules
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

Obesity does not meet the definition of a "disability" under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for either the discrimination or "regarded as"


California FEHA Forecast: Evidence of Pretext Required in Anti-SLAPP Case Against TV Stations
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

On January 19, 2016, a California Court of Appeal issued an unpublished decision in Hunter v. CBS Broadcasting, Inc.The case was brought by Kyle


Arbitration Plan Contained in Employee Handbook Enforceable? Not Without Savings Clause, Fifth Circuit Says
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

In Nelson v. Watch House International, L.L.C., (No. 15-10531), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court decision dismissing an


Job Applicant Was Rejected Due to Dishonesty, Not Prior Lawsuit, Says Sixth Circuit
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

On April 8, 2016, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment in favor of an employer in Hance v. BNSF Railway Company, a failure-to-hire


Second Circuit Holds HR Professionals Can Be Liable as ‘Employers’ Under FMLA
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has recently held that a human resources manager could be held liable as an employer under the Family and Medical


The Employment Law Authority - MarchApril 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 5 2016

A federal appellate court recently held that an employer did not violate the Amer- icans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it discharged an employee


California Supreme Court Takes a Stand on Employers' Obligations to Provide Seating
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • April 4 2016

On April 4, 2016, the Supreme Court of California ruled on employers' obligations, under certain circumstances, to provide seating for employees