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|School District Faces Government Sanctions under Title IX for Denying Transgender Female Student Access to Locker Rooms|
Gregg E. Clifton, Michelle E. Phillips, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2015An Illinois school district has violated anti-discrimination laws by not allowing a transgender student who identifies as female and is on her high school’s girls’ sports team to change and shower in the girls’ locker room, the United States Department of Education Office of Civil...
|EEOC Proposed Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Rule Permits Incentives in Wellness Programs for Spouse Health Information|
Francis P. Alvarez, Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 24, 2015, previously published on November 19, 2015In a shift, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a proposed rule clarifying that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) does not prohibit employers from offering limited incentives to employees when their covered spouses provide information about...
|New York City Issues Enforcement Guidance Related to City’s Fair Chance Act|
Ellen M. Bandel, Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Daniel J. Jacobs; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 18, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2015The New York City Commission on Human Rights, the agency responsible for enforcing New York City’s Fair Chance Act, has issued its “Interpretative Enforcement Guide” for the Act. (For detailed analysis of the Act’s requirements, see our articles, New York City Human Rights...
|Surgeon Not Entitled to USERRA Reinstatement When Employed for Brief Period, Court Finds|
Conrad S. Kee, M. Christopher Moon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 9, 2015An employer did not violate the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) when it discharged an employee shortly after his return from active duty, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Cincinnati, has held. Slusher v. Shelbyville Hosp. Corp., No. 15-5256 (6th Cir....
|‘Fight for $15’ Walk-Outs and Protests Continue; Are You Prepared for November 10?|
Peter N. Moss, Philip B. Rosen, Timothy J. Ryan, Jonathan J. Spitz; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2015Continuing its three-year campaign, “Fight for $15” on November 4, 2015, announced plans for worker strikes and protests at fast food restaurants in 270 U.S. cities on November 10. The protests, timed to occur one year prior to the 2016 presidential election, is calculated to send a...
|U.S. Supreme Court Hears Argument on Viability of ‘No-Injury’ Class Actions under Fair Credit Reporting Act and Other Statutes|
James A. McKenna; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 10, 2015Whether a plaintiff who alleges no injury may bring a lawsuit, including a class action, based on a violation of statutory rights was the central issue before the U.S. Supreme Court on November 2, 2015, when the Court heard oral argument in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, et al., No. 13-1339.
|Proposed New Optional Practical Training (OPT) Rules|
Sujata Ajmera, Lucrecia M. Davis, Minnie Fu, Raazia K. Hall, Sean G. Hanagan; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 9, 2015The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed amending its regulations on the optional practical training (“OPT”) program to allow international F-1 students with U.S. degrees in the sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics (“STEM”) — attained from...
|Lawmakers Hear Views on Mine Safety|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2015A congressional mine safety hearing in October featured a dispute between regulators and the coal sector over dust sampling and disparate views among witnesses over how the federal government should oversee safety and health in the nation’s mines.
|State OSHA Programs Can Be Significant Source of Big Fines|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 6, 2015While big penalties levied by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration dominate the headlines, monetary fines imposed by health and safety agencies in states backed by OSHA can be significant, too.
|Lawsuit Delays Effective Date of Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act to March 2016|
Sheri L. Giger, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 12, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2015The Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“PSDA”) and the implementing regulations, which were released in October, were to become effective on January 11, 2016. Instead, because of a lawsuit against the City, this date has been extended by 60 days, to March 10, 2016.