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Losing My Religion? How Faith-Based Employers Will Operate During the Biden Administration

USA - February 26 2021 After the past few years of favorable policy changes and court decisions, religious employers have to navigate the realities of a…

Illinois Set to Provide Enhanced Employment Protections to Ex-Offenders

USA - February 23 2021 Illinois currently has a ban-the-box law restricting employers from asking about criminal history generally until after an…

Are Arbitration Agreements Fair and Consistent With Company Culture? A Series on Arbitration Agreements

USA - February 16 2021 In this article, we consider a factor employers sometimes overlook in deciding whether to make arbitration of disputes a condition of employment: Is…

An Age Old Problem: Age Discrimination Cases in the Workplace

USA - February 9 2021 Despite inopportune remarks by a decision-maker, an employer was able to prevail in an age discrimination case where underlying…

Majority of Federal Courts Now Agree on Standard for Willful Violations of FMLA

USA - January 21 2021 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently became the seventh federal appellate court to hold that the standard for…

Strength in Numbers? Not Necessarily, Says Second Circuit

USA - January 19 2021 A recent Second Circuit decision casts doubt on the usefulness of national statistics to support a claim of hiring disparities at…

EEOC’s New ADA Regulations Could Complicate Employer Plans’ Efforts to Offer Incentives for Getting the COVID Vaccine as Part of a Wellness Program

USA - January 15 2021 As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available in coming months, employers are exploring ways to maximize vaccination rates within their…

Age and “Sex-Plus” Discrimination Claims Against Casino Highlight Considerations To Avoid Gambling When Implementing Layoffs

USA - January 14 2021 In Frappied v. Affinity Gaming Black Hawk, LLC, 966 F.3d 1038 (10th Cir. 2020), the Tenth Circuit reversed dismissal and summary…

Employers’ Mandating the COVID-19 Vaccine for Temporary Workers, and Other Issues for Employers’ Consideration

USA - January 13 2021 The EEOC recently issued guidance to employers considering mandating that their employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Employers…

2020 Census: The Whereabouts of Paid Sick and Personal Leave Laws & State Gatekeepers

USA - January 11 2021 Roughly two years ago we introduced Seyfarth’s Infographic tracking the spread of paid sick leave and anti-local sick leave laws around the country…