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HTMLPresident Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Heath H. Edwards; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Specifically, the Executive Order amends Executive Order 11246 to add gender identity and sexual orientation to the protected...

 

HTMLFederal Judge Dismisses Claim against University; Failure to Appropriately Monitor Docket Not Excusable Neglect
Anessa Abrams, B. Patrice Clair, Gary L. Lieber; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014
Executive Summary: A federal trial court in D.C. recently dismissed the Amended Complaint of a former professor at the University of the District of Columbia ("UDC" or "University") due to his failure to timely oppose a Motion to Dismiss, finding that the plaintiff's counsel's...

 

HTMLNew EEOC Guidance Expands Protection for Pregnant Employees
Louis P. Britt, Katie Parham; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Executive Summary: The EEOC has issued new guidance on the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA"), and, not surprisingly, taken a very expansive view of the protections to be afforded pregnant employees.

 

HTMLSupreme Court Limits Agency Fees to Full-Fledged Public Employees
Louis P. Britt, Thomas H. Keim; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014
Executive Summary: In a decision that could have a significant financial impact on many labor unions, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that personal care providers, who are considered state employees only for limited collective bargaining purposes under Illinois law, cannot be required to pay agency...

 

HTMLSupreme Court's Contraceptive Decision Not a One-Size-Fits-All Religious Exemption from the Affordable Care Act's Requirements
R. Brian Spring, Scott V. Wagner, Katelyn D. Winslow; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
Executive Summary: In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that closely-held, for-profit corporations have standing under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA). In addition, the Court held that while the government may have a compelling interest in providing...

 

HTMLDepartment of Labor Publishes Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Implement Executive Order 13658
Bennet D. Alsher; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Executive Summary: On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658 raising the minimum wage for the employees of some federal contractors and subcontractors to $10.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. On June 17, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of...

 

HTMLNY Legislature Passes Significant Amendments to the Wage Theft Prevention Act: Employers No Longer Required to Distribute Annual Pay Notices
Vivien Fang Peaden, Eric Su, Michael D. Yim; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014
Executive Summary: On June 19, 2014, the New York Legislature passed a bill to eliminate the requirement that New York employers must distribute annual wage notices to all employees. While employers may be relieved by this change, the bill also increases reporting liabilities and civil penalties...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Invalidates Recess Appointments to NLRB
Frederick L. Warren; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 4, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
Executive Summary: In a long-awaited decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has held that President Obama's recess appointments of Members Block, Griffin, and Flynn to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 4, 2012, were unconstitutional. See NLRB v. Noel Canning (June 26, 2014). Although...

 

HTMLCalifornia High Court Finds Class Action Waivers Enforceable; Waiver of PAGA Action is not Enforceable
David L. Cheng; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
Executive Summary: Acknowledging the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011), to be a game-changer, the California Supreme Court has held that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a state's refusal to enforce an arbitration agreement that includes...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules that Public Employee's Testimony Is Protected by First Amendment
Jacquelyn L. Thompson; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 24, 2014
Executive Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a public employee's truthful sworn testimony, under subpoena, which was not part of his ordinary job duties, was entitled to First Amendment protection. See Lane v. Franks (June 19, 2014).

 


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