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Flextime consideration is now law in some places

USA - May 2 2014 The pros and cons of implementing "flextime" policies have long been debated. Two laws - one state and one municipal - went into effect at the…

Severe obesity may be an ADA-covered disability, court rules

USA - April 30 2014 A terminated employee sufficiently alleged that his employer unlawfully terminated his employment for "severe obesity" for his claims to move forward…

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Michigan’s law prohibiting use of race in college admissions

USA - April 24 2014 On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that upholds a Michigan law prohibiting the use of race as a factor in…

Janilyn Brouwer Daub, Roy A. Ginsburg, Peter A. Morse, Jr., Mark S. Kittaka, John T.L. Koenig

Not April foolin’: National Labor Relations Board finds employer rule requiring positivity and professionalism unlawful

USA - April 4 2014 On April 1, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled unlawful an employer policy requiring that employees refrain from negativity in the…

Janilyn Brouwer Daub, Roy A. Ginsburg, Peter A. Morse, Jr., Mark S. Kittaka, John T.L. Koenig

EEOC releases detailed FY 2013 statistics showing highest monetary recovery in agency history

USA - February 7 2014 As we previously reported, the EEOC issued its Performance and Accountability Report for FY 2013 in December, which in part summarized the agency's…