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Department of Transportation Cautions Employers About CBD Use By Regulated Workers

USA - February 20 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: As we reported here, the CBD (cannabidiol) craze is sweeping the nation. By 2022, it is expected to be a $22 billion per year…

Where the President and Democratic Candidates Stand on Minimum Wage and its Impact on the Future of Work

USA - February 18 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: In our third installment in where the potential Presidential candidates stand on key labor and future of work issues, we focus on…

Ask, or You Shall Not Receive: 5th Circuit Nixes Accommodation Claim for Employee’s Failure to Ask for an Accommodation

USA - February 13 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: Recently, when affirming summary judgment to the employer in a disability discrimination case, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals…

Where the President and Democratic Candidates Stand on Collective Bargaining Rights of Gig Workers

USA - February 10 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus historically signals who the likely Democratic Presidential Candidate will be. As we dive…

Exclusion for Gender Reassignment Surgery May Violate Title VII and the Equal Protection Clause

USA - February 6 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: On December 23, 2019, District Judge Rosemary Marquez ruled, in connection with a motion to dismiss, that Title VII does protect…

5th Circuit Says No, Employer Not Liable for Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, or First Amendment Violations in Employee Vaccination Case

USA - January 31 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: Vaccinations have been widely debated over the past few years, leaving employers unclear about their obligations to accommodate…

The Future of Work: An Update on Happenings on The Hill

USA - January 28 2020 Synopsis: As the 2020 presidential election approaches, both Congress and the presidential candidates are taking notice of future of work issues. A…

Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak - What Employers Need to Know

China, USA - January 22 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that it is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a new 2019 Novel Coronavirus…

ADA Title III Litigation: A 2019 Review and Hot Trends for 2020

USA - January 15 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: ADA Title III lawsuits flooded federal courts in 2019 and will likely continue to do so in 2020 with new theories for the courts…

Nuclear Power Company Avoids ADA Discrimination Claim Meltdown

USA - January 9 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: In Flaherty v. Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., ___ F.3d ___, No. 18-1759, 2019 WL 7046367, at *1 (1st Cir. Dec. 23, 2019), the…