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|Housing Discrimination Claims Given Boost By Supreme Court|
Alyssa Engelberg; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 30, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015Today, by a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) encompasses claims of disparate-impact discrimination. This decision, which marks the first time that the Supreme Court addressed this issue, ensures a broad reading of the FHA and makes it easier for...
|SCOTUS Extends Same-Sex Marriage Rights Nationwide|
Lori Armstrong Halber, Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 30, 2015, previously published on June 26, 2015As has become its custom, the Supreme Court left one of its most high-profile decisions for the end of its term, holding today by a 5-4 vote that the Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages. As a result, state bans against same-sex marriage are no longer permissible and all...
|Oregon's New Paid Sick Leave Law: An Overview|
Laura P. Jordan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015On June 22, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state to enact a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law, following California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The bill, signed into law by Governor Kate Brown, requires Oregon employers to provide up to 40 hours of sick leave to employees per year...
|Colorado Employers Handed Medical Marijuana Victory|
Adam A. Brown; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 15, 2015On June 15, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court held in a unanimous decision that employers are still free to prohibit employee marijuana use in their workforces, and can still discipline and terminate employees who test positive for the drug, despite state law permitting its recreational and...
|July 1 Deadline Approaching On New VAWA Regulations|
Scott D. Schneider; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 15, 2015Regulations interpreting the Violence against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) become effective for higher education institutions on July 1, 2015. Generally speaking, these regulations contain new reporting, policy, and training requirements for colleges and universities. Here is a brief...
|Employment Law in Colombia: Part II|
Amanda K. Caldwell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 19, 2015, previously published on June 8, 2015This article is the second in a series which provides an overview of employment law in Colombia and will focus on laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in the workplace and remedies available to employees for violations of the law.
|Don't Give Your Employees The Mark Of The Beast|
Richard R. Meneghello; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015Here’s some advice you probably didn’t think you needed, employers: you should avoid, at all costs, giving or threatening to give your employees the biblical Mark of the Beast. And if they think you are doing so, you should accommodate them if possible. An employer in West Virginia...
|Should You Have Job Descriptions? (Hint: Yes)|
D. Albert Brannen; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015 No state or federal law “requires” job descriptions. But job descriptions can be helpful tools for both practical and legal reasons. Here are some of the most important.
|Come To Work And...Get Some Sleep?|
James J. McDonald; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 18, 2015, previously published on June 1, 2015Once upon a time, falling asleep at work was one of the best ways to get fired. Now, however, snoozing employees may not just have to be tolerated, they may need to be paid as well! How did we get to such an absurd point?
|Federal Contractors To Be Burdened With Additional Disclosure Requirements If Government Has Its Say|
Thomas P. Rebel; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) and three federal agencies (the Department of Defense, the General Services Administration and NASA) recently issued two proposed documents relating to the implementation of Executive Order 13673, better known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. If...