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Mom-friendly policies may be a nice perk but could constitute gender discrimination

USA - October 29 2015 The EEOC, and at least some Plaintiffs' lawyers, are taking the position that employers may not offer more parental leave to a birth mother than to a...

Cheryl D. Orr.


Supreme Court rules EEOC conciliation efforts are subject to limited judicial review

USA - May 29 2015 In Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC, decided April 29, 2015, the United States Supreme Court unanimously held that federal courts have the authority to...

Noreen Cull.


U.S. Supreme Court clarifies that severance pay is taxablein most cases

USA - March 26 2014 On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-0 decision, ruled that severance payments made to employees who are involuntarily...

Mark D. Nelson.


EEOC warns employers against domestic violence discrimination

USA - March 28 2013 In its recent guidance titled "Questions and Answers: The Application of Title VII and the ADA to Applicants or Employees Who Experience Domestic or...


Bye-bye, big labor? What Michigan’s “right to work” law means for employers

USA - January 22 2013 Michigan's new right to work law, which endorses the right to engage in or refrain from collective action and prohibits the closed shop, analogous to...

Mark D. Nelson.