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Designing deferred compensation plans for governmental employers and tax-exempt organizations
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2011

The enactment of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) in 2004 has changed the rules for designing and drafting deferred compensation arrangements for state and local governments and tax-exempt organizations

Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Roetzel & Andress
  • USA
  • June 14 2011

Roetzel Partner, Denise Hasbrook, explains key labor law issues from both the employer's perspective and the employee's perspective

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

OFCCP’s proposed revisions to regs require increased obligations and affirmative action regarding disabled individuals
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 19 2011

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination by federal government contractor and subcontractor employers against individuals with disabilities

Supreme Court decides Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC
  • Faegre Baker Daniels
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

On January 11, 2012, the Supreme Court decided Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC, No. 10-553, holding that the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution create a "ministerial exception" that protects a religious organization's choice to hire or fire a minister from anti-discrimination laws

U. S. Supreme Court unanimously recognizes ministerial exception to employment discrimination laws
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

On January 11, 2012, the United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed the existence of a “ministerial exception” grounded in both the Free Exercise Clause and Establishment Clause of the First Amendment that operates as an affirmative defense to bar a “minister” from suing a religious institution for employment discrimination

Defer no time - Ernst v. City of Chicago
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2012

In 2004, five women applied to be paramedics with the Chicago fire department, a demanding job with a demanding application process

New York City Council passes “prevailing wage” bill
  • Herrick Feinstein LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2012

A pro-union bill that would boost salaries for thousands of privately hired workers to minimum rates set by the city passed the City Council yesterday

Clarifying the cat's paw: just how independent does "independent" have to be?
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

Earlier in the year, the Supreme Court unanimously held in a landmark decision that employers could be liable for employment decisions influenced by managers or supervisors who had unlawful motives

Jim Greer vs. The Republican Party of Florida
  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but we’re still not a political blog