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Expansion of discrimination law
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) forbids employers with 15 or more employees to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin


Volunteers may tip the scales for unsuspecting American non-profit “employers”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

The current financial crisis has left non-profit organizations turning to volunteers as a means of dealing with technology services, program development, staff training or even fundraising


Controversial “ambush” election rule held to be invalid
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • June 19 2012

America’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency responsible for conducting elections for union representation and with investigating and remedying unfair labor practices, faces new opposition in its effort to overhaul the union election process and reduce what it deems are “unnecessary” delays


Is a pre-eligibility leave request a viable basis for FMLA claims?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 6 2012

Yes, in a case of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed that a pre-eligibility request for post-eligibility leave may serve as a viable basis for interference and retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA


NLRB delays posting requirement again
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

On December 23, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) announced that it would postpone the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule to April 30, 2012


The EEOC's new and improved (or at least more detailed) Enforcement Guidance on arrest & conviction records
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

As promised in a previous post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new Enforcement Guidance concerning the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended


The Sixth Circuit clarifies the narrow reach of McDonnell Douglas
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 5 2012

Earlier this week, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated the individual claim and proposed class-action of Plaintiff-Appellant Kathryn Keys (“Plaintiff”), an African-American female who alleged that her former employer, Defendant-Appellee Humana, Inc. (“Humana”) engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African American managers and professional staff


The Sixth Circuit clarifies the proper standard of proof in FMLA interference cases
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

In Donald v. Sybra, Inc., Case No. 10-2153 (6th Cir. January 17, 2012). the Sixth Circuit recently clarified the proper standard of proof for FMLA interference claims by applying the burden-shifting framework announced in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973


EEOC's guidance on background checks
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • April 9 2012

In response to mounting concern over the use of criminal records and credit reports to screen potential employees, Commissioner Victoria Lipnic of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on March 13, 2012, that the EEOC is "likely" to issue new guidance to employers on the use of both criminal history and credit background checks in the near future


The Sixth Circuit clarifies the reach of McDonnell Douglas
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 3 2012

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated the individual claim and proposed class-action of Plaintiff Kathryn Keys, an African-American female who alleged that her former employer engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African American managers and professional staff