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North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Dealt a Blow as Debate on Transgender Access Continues

USA - September 7 2016 On August 26, 2016, a North Carolina federal judge blocked the University of North Carolina (UNC) from enforcing a state law requiring transgender…

ECJ: No Discrimination Claims for Mock Applicants in Europe

European Union, Germany, USA - September 2 2016 Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the German General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - AGG) the European Court of…

Commodity Whistleblowers May Hit the Jackpot: Enhanced Bounty Rules in the Works

USA - September 2 2016 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is proposing amendments to its Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations to bring them more in line with…

Arbitration in Employment Sea Change?: Ninth Circuit Holds Mandatory Class Action Waivers Unlawful

USA - August 30 2016 Can employers still require employees to sign arbitration agreements with class action waivers as a condition of employment? Last week, the Ninth…

California: Making Arbitration Great Again

USA - August 23 2016 California’s resistance to the longstanding federal policy favoring arbitration frequently results in public expressions of frustration by the…

Life in the Fast Lane: New OSHA Pilot Program Offers Expedited Review of Whistleblower Complaints

USA - August 18 2016 OSHA’s San Francisco region, which includes California, Nevada, and Arizona, launched a new pilot program on August 1, 2016 that would allow…

To Free or Not to Free: The DOL’s New Overtime Regulations May Give Employees the Ability to “Unplug”—But at What Cost?

USA - August 17 2016 Today, mobile technology allows many exempt employees to work remotely and perform work outside traditional working hours. Some commentators assert…

SEC Bounty Hunters Take Heart: SEC Fines Company $265,000 For Using Severance Agreements That Provided a Waiver of Any Monetary Recovery For Filing a Tip

USA - August 10 2016 Today, the SEC announced that an Atlanta-based company, BlueLinx Holdings, is settling charges that its severance agreements contained provisions…

Veterans Returning to Work After Military Service May Not Be Discharged Except “For Cause”

USA - July 28 2016 The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”), 38 U.S.C. §§ 4301-4335, imposes various obligations on employers…

EEOC Provides Second Bite of the Apple on EEO-1 Report Proposal

USA - July 20 2016 The EEOC has provided a second chance to comment on its proposed revisions to the EEO-1 form. The revised proposal does not change the EEOC’s…