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|Must an Employer Modify its Leave of Absence Policy to Ensure Compliance with the ADA?|
Paul M. Lusky; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 30, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014Executive Summary: When is modification of a no-fault or inflexible leave of absence policy required as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken the position that, absent undue hardship, an employer must...
|Pregnant Employees Now Entitled to ADA-Type Accommodations|
Sarah Pierce Wimberly; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014Executive Summary: The EEOC has issued new guidance on the reach of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") that greatly expands the protections it claims all employers must provide to pregnant employees. The two most significant new provisions of this guidance are that (1) the PDA...
|Federal Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions on Affordable Care Act Subsidies|
Tiffany D. Downs; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014Executive Summary: On July 22, 2014, two different federal appeals courts issued conflicting decisions on the availability of subsidies for health insurance purchased by individuals on Exchanges established by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). A three-member panel of the...
|State Department Says Computer Glitch Has Caused a World-Wide Delay in Visa and Passport Processing|
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014A State Department spokesperson has stated that technological glitches in the Consular Consolidated Database have caused the system to crash, resulting in significant delays in the processing of visas and passports for potentially millions of people around the world. According to the Associated...
|President Signs Executive Order Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity|
Heath H. Edwards; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Today, 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...
|Federal Judge Dismisses Claim against University; Failure to Appropriately Monitor Docket Not Excusable Neglect|
Anessa Abrams, B. Patrice Clair, Gary L. Lieber; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 18, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014Executive 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...
|New EEOC Guidance Expands Protection for Pregnant Employees|
Louis P. Britt, Katie Parham; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014Executive 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.
|Supreme Court Limits Agency Fees to Full-Fledged Public Employees|
Louis P. Britt, Thomas H. Keim; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014Executive 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...
|Supreme 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;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014Executive 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...
|NY 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;
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014Executive 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...