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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 16 Apr 2019

Minnesota Supreme Court Expands and Contracts Human Rights Act Coverage in Two Decisions on Disability Discrimination

The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued two decisions affecting employers in the state. In one, the high court overruled a 30-year-old precedent


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 11 Apr 2019

I Hate My Boss: Sixth Circuit Shuts Down ADA Request for Less Stressful Boss

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reminded employers that, even under the more liberal standard for establishing a disability under the


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 11 Apr 2019

Share and Share Alike: Sharing Essential Job Functions May Qualify as a Reasonable Accommodation

On April 1, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied summary judgment in an Americans with Disabilities


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 8 Apr 2019

Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability: Is it Time for Contractors to Resurvey Their Workforces?

The regulations that updated Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 took effect on March 24, 2014. These updates required federal contractors


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 25 Mar 2019

The Americans with Disabilities Act Prohibits Hostile Work Environments, Second Circuit Rules

On March 6, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided Fox v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, eliminating any uncertainty


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 28 Feb 2019

Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) Takes Effect in New York

On February 24, 2019, the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) became effective in the state of New York


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 21 Feb 2019

Is Telecommuting a Reasonable Accommodation in Ohio?

In the recently issued decision in McDaniel v. Wilkie, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio considered whether telecommuting


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 13 Feb 2019

This Valentine’s Day, Fall in Love With These Hiring Practices

The hiring process can be one of the most stressful steps of any employment relationship. As the employer, you are opening your doors to somebody who


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 3 Apr 2018

Absence Does Not Make the Heart Grow Fonder: Texas Court Holds Attendance Issues Can Preclude Disability Claims

In Wolf v. Lowe's Companies, Inc., No. 4:16-CV-01560 (March 13, 2018), United States District Judge Alfred H. Bennett of the Southern District of


Ogletree Deakins | USA | 13 Oct 2017

Beltway Buzz, October 13, 2017

Following last month’s senatorial defeat on full repeal-and-replaceafter which Congress vowed to move on to tax reform and other lower hanging

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