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Williams Mullen | USA | 9 Sep 2013

OFCCP issues final rules regarding job opportunities for the disabled and protected veterans

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") recently issued final rules to improve job opportunities for individuals with


Williams Mullen | USA | 18 Jan 2012

Fourth Circuit upholds plan administrator's interpretation to deny disabled doctor's benefits claim

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a plan administrator’s interpretation of a long term disability plan and affirmed the denial of a disabled physician’s claim for benefits in Fortier v. Principal Life Insurance Company, No. 10-1441 (4th Cir. January 11, 2012).


Williams Mullen | USA | 29 Mar 2011

EEOC issues final regulations under the ADAAA. Will this mean clarity for employers or a new litigation minefield?

On March 24, 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") published its long awaited final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act ("ADAAA"), which replaced proposed regulations in the EEOC's September 2009 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("NPRM").


Williams Mullen | USA | 15 Mar 2011

Several mistakes by the claim administrator lead to an award of disability benefits

The Ninth Circuit overturned the denial of benefits by a plan administrator in a case that provides a useful “reverse weathervane,” showing several mistakes that a plan administrator should not make when reviewing a benefits claim.


Williams Mullen | USA | 3 Dec 2010

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concern size and status protests

The procedures for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns ("SDVO SBCs") to challenge the qualifications of their competitors to receive awards of SDVO SBC set-aside government contracts are too complex.


Williams Mullen | USA | 16 Nov 2010

EEOC issues final regulations for GINA

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”), 42 U.S.C. 2000ff et seq., went into effect on May 21, 2008.


Williams Mullen | USA | 1 Oct 2010

Revised ADA regulations: a guideline to compliance

A man and a miniature horse walk into a hotel lobby.


Williams Mullen | USA | 5 Apr 2010

Appointments signal new era in employment law enforcement

Employers likely have not noticed a significant shift in the enforcement of labor and employment laws under the Obama administration.


Williams Mullen | USA | 20 Nov 2009

Equal employment opportunity is the law employers required to post revised poster effective Nov. 21, 2009

Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) becomes effective on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.

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