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Supreme Court Rules That Filing an EEOC Charge Is Only Procedural, Not Jurisdictional

USA - June 10 2019 On June 3, 2019, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, No. 18-525, that while employees seeking to bring claims…

Are You Ready for Your Summer Interns?

USA - May 6 2019 The days are getting longer, the temperatures are rising, and kids everywhere are counting down the days until summer vacation begins. For many…

Supreme Court Likely To Resolve LGBTQ Title VII Coverage

USA - April 29 2019 The United States Supreme Court has indicated that it will finally settle the circuit-splitting issue of whether gay and transgender status falls…

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Long-Awaited Overtime Rule

USA - March 12 2019 Last week, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited proposed change to the minimum salary threshold for the white-collar…

Tips for drafting enforceable arbitration agreements (Part 2)

USA - March 7 2019 Arbitration agreements with employees are a hot topic - and continue to make headlines. As we covered in Part 1 of this blog series, there are many…

Important Immigration Updates (Not About the “Wall”)

USA - February 19 2019 When you think of immigration in the United States these days, the first thought that comes to your mind might be the continuing…

Saint Valentine in the Office: Managing Workplace Romances in the “Me Too” Era

USA - February 5 2019 Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to examine the pitfalls of office romances? The “Me Too” era is still in…

Should You Require Employees to Sign Arbitration Agreements? (Part 1)

USA - January 22 2019 As we covered last year, the United States Supreme Court held in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis that employment contracts can legally bar employees from…

ACA Still In Force Despite Judge’s Ruling

USA - January 14 2019 Perhaps before the year-end holidays kicked in, you might have noticed that on Friday, December 14, 2018, a Texas judge struck down the Affordable…

Why Should You Be Thinking About Your Employees’ Workplace Privacy?

USA - January 8 2019 Do you monitor your employees using technology? Would you consider making them wear wristbands or other devices capturing their every move? This…