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Ninth Circuit rejects bona fide occupational qualification defense for sex discrimination

July 9 2014 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has decided a complex case brought by sheriff's deputies against the City and County of San…

Hot wings, chilling effect

May 22 2014 Earlier this week, a National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") judge found that a Hooters franchise in Ontario, California had unlawfully fired a…

EEOC issues new religion guidance

March 10 2014 On March 6, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provided new and updated guidance on employers' responsibilities to protect against…

Does the NLRB like your social media policy?

June 6 2014 A recent decision from the National Labor Relation Board's ("NLRB's") Division of Judges further exemplifies the NLRB's proactive approach in…

Background checks - just when you thought you knew the rules

March 20 2014 There's a reason we're writing about background checks again: For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity…

Ninth Circuit rejects bona fide occupational qualification defense for sex discrimination

July 9 2014 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has decided a complex case brought by sheriff's deputies against the City and County of San…

Supreme Court announces new incursions into public-sector union security

June 30 2014 On the last day of the current term, a divided Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment limits the ability of public-sector unions to capture…

Supreme Court schools President on recess: decision in Noel Canning invalidates Obama's 2012 appointments to NLRB

June 26 2014 Today, a unanimous Supreme Court held that President Obama's January 2012 appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)…

Changes ahead for FMLA spouse definition

June 25 2014 The Department of Labor (DOL) will soon publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical…

Everybody's got the fever: sick leave comes to Eugene

June 23 2014 Last week, the City Council of Eugene, Oregon voted 6-2 to develop an ordinance that would require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees…