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Ninth Circuit rejects bona fide occupational qualification defense for sex discrimination

USA - July 9 2014 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has decided a complex case brought by sheriff's deputies against the City and County of San…

Changes ahead for FMLA spouse definition

USA - June 25 2014 The Department of Labor (DOL) will soon publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical…

Everybody's got the fever: sick leave comes to Eugene

USA - June 23 2014 Last week, the City Council of Eugene, Oregon voted 6-2 to develop an ordinance that would require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees…

Oregon Court strikes down same-sex marriage ban: what does it mean for employers?

USA - May 19 2014 Today, the federal court for the District of Oregon struck down Oregon's 2004 state constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between one…

Supreme Court addresses affirmative action and higher education

USA - April 22 2014 Eleven years after the Supreme Court's decisions on the affirmative action programs at Michigan's public university system, the issue of affirmative…