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Labor & Employment Report Blog

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Hey - New Dads Need Leave Too!

USA - June 12 2019 Just in time for Father’s Day, JPMorgan has agreed to pay $5 million dollars to settle a class action lawsuit based on a discriminatory parental…

Debt or No Debt? Your Employees’ Future in the Balance

USA - May 22 2019 Debt can alter one’s future trajectory for good or for ill. The latter is reflected in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Although they are…

Does “Sex” Encompass Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity? The Supremes Will Soon Decide.

USA - May 15 2019 A more Conservative Supreme Court than we’ve seen in recent history is poised to consider whether Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination based on…

Lactation Law Verdict Sends a Message: Don’t Mess With Mom!

USA - May 7 2019 $3.8 million dollars. That’s what a Tucson, Arizona jury awarded to a former fire paramedic denied workplace accommodations required under…

Employers Must Submit EEO-1 Pay Data for Both 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019

USA - May 2 2019 The EEOC has decided that employers with 100 or more employees must submit pay data required by its revised EEO-1 form for both 2017 and 2018 by…

Being Required to Hire Female Escorts Is Not Actually a Title VII Violation

USA - May 1 2019 I found a recent case to be a peculiar example of how Title VII is not a “general civility code” in the workplace. In Butto v. CJKant Resource Group…

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Will Be No More…

USA - April 24 2019 Here’s a fun new law for all you Maryland employers. As of July 1, 2019, the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation will officially…

Be VERY CLEAR In Your Communications About FMLA!

USA - April 17 2019 I often tell my crazy teenagers that it doesn’t matter what you mean to say - it matters what the other person actually hears. (I’m not sure they…

Baltimore City Employers Must Provide Lactation Accommodations, Effective April 15, 2019

USA - April 11 2019 Starting on April 15, 2019, a new Baltimore City Ordinance requires employers in Baltimore City to provide lactation accommodations to breastfeeding…

Forcing Employee to Quit Second Job Is Not a Tangible Job Action?

USA - March 27 2019 As you may know, I am a die-hard management-side lawyer. I usually cheer judicial opinions that uphold the rights of employers, which I feel are too…