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McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 8 May 2018

Federal Appellate Court Finds That Title VII Bans Gender Identity Discrimination

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on March 7, 2018, that workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 15 Mar 2018

Federal Appellate Court Finds That Title VII Bans Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On February 26, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (covering Connecticut, New York and Vermont) ruled that workplace discrimination


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 17 Oct 2017

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Inferior Parental Leave Policies Can Result in Discrimination Claims

To recruit and retain top talent, employers often offer benefits more generous than required under the law. Such benefits include unlimited vacation


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 20 Apr 2017

Puerto Rico Legislation May Require Changes to Retirement Plans

In February, Puerto Rico enacted new legislation that will require changes to tax-qualified retirement plans covering Puerto Rico employees


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 13 Sep 2016

Reports on Increase in Retirement Plan Audits Further Illustrate the Need for Plan Sponsors to Focus on Administrative Compliance

Recent reports show that the number of retirement plan audits by government agencies is increasing. A survey released by Willis Towers Watson


McDermott Will & Emery | United Kingdom | 9 Sep 2016

UK Employment Alert: Changes To The Taxation Of Termination Payments

The government has published its response to feedback received on its proposals to simplify the taxation of termination payments, expected to come


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 5 Jul 2016

Transmission Planning and Construction Right of First Refusal Ruled Unduly Discriminatory, Not Mobile-Sierra Protected

The provision contained in incumbent electric utility tariffsconferring on the holder the right of first refusal (ROFR) to construct additions to


McDermott Will & Emery | Germany | 16 Jun 2016

Washington ALJ Upholds B&O Assessment on German Company’s Royalty Income

On May 31, 2016, the Washington Department of Revenue (DOR) Appeals Division released a Determination (No. 15-0251, 35 WTD 230) denying a German


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 2 Jun 2016

EEOC Releases Final Wellness Program Regulations Related to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released final wellness plan regulations providing guidance on how employer wellness


McDermott Will & Emery | USA | 25 May 2016

HHS Issues Final ACA Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Regulation

On Friday, May 13, 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights finalized regulations that provide explicit

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