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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 31 Dec 2018

"A to Z" of What California Employers Need to Know for 2019

With the New Year comes new laws that affect California employers. The following is the “A to Z” of changes in law that may affect your business in


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 7 Dec 2018

Southern District of New York Denies Certification of Nationwide Case Alleging Sex Discrimination

A claim is brought against a large employer contending that, although personnel decisions are made locally, it discriminates in pay and promotions on


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 16 Oct 2018

State Court Asked to ‘Weigh In’ on Whether Obesity Constitutes an Impairment Under Anti-Discrimination Law

On Sept. 17, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified to the Washington Supreme Court the question of whether obesity qualifies as an


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 27 Feb 2018

UPDATE: The Second Circuit Finds Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

As we discussed in our May 22, 2017 blog post, the Second Circuit agreed to hold an en banc hearing to determine whether an estate for a gay man, who


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 8 Dec 2017

New Bill Would Outlaw Mandatory Arbitration Agreements For Sex Discrimination Disputes - Is A Poorly Constructed Bill The Right Cure For The Disease?

Prior bills have attempted, unsuccessfully, to eliminate individual arbitration as a means to resolve employment disputes. Senator Al Franken


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 26 Jul 2017

Second Circuit Lowers Causation Standard for Employees Alleging FMLA Violations

Last week, the Second Circuit joined the Third Circuit in lowering the causation standard in evaluating alleged Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2017

Massachusetts Supreme Court Holds Employee Can Pursue State Law Disability Discrimination Claim for Failure to Accommodate Off-Duty Use of Medical Marijuana

On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court concluded that an employee could sue her employers for state law disability discrimination


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 16 May 2017

New York District Court Holds That Title VII Protects Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Following the Supreme Court decision that same sex marriages are legal, there has been a movement to further expand rights and protections against


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 3 May 2017

Recent Developments in Transgender Issues

On February 22, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded the Obama Administration’s guidance related to transgender students’ access to bathrooms and


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA, European Union | 19 Apr 2017

UK High Court Issues Important Ruling on Licensing of Standard Essential Patents

On April 5, 2017, the High Court of Justice in the UK ruled that if a patent holder claims that a patent is essential under the ETSI IPR Policy, it

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