On September 8, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) proposed regulations to implement Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
On June 29, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard the National Federation of the Blind's (NFB) challenge to a
Managing employees' requests for disability accommodations can be challenging, particularly when an employee requests leave for extended or unlimited
On March 21, 2014, in Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. v. Shiu, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia reached a seminal
A federal court in the District of Columbia recently concluded that it was unable to find a rational connection between the facts and the decision of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the “VA”) denying an application for inclusion in the VA’s Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business database.
Following a denial of long-term disability benefits by a plan’s claims administrator, which was upheld by a United States District Court, the claimant appealed to the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that thinking and working are both “major life activities” for purposes of employment discrimination claims under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 701, et seq.
Since the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (“Ledbetter Act”), plaintiffs’ counsel have attempted to resurrect claims previously considered time-barred, forcing employers to defend against claims of discriminatory compensation under Title VII (gender, race, etc.) and the ADEA (age) where the discriminatory decision had been made years ago.
Verizon Communications was handed a defeat Tuesday by the DC Circuit Court, which determined that the FCC acted in a “reasonable” fashion last year in prohibiting Verizon from targeting retention offers to departing customers as their phone numbers are ported to new carriers.