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HTMLWhat is Physical Disability? BC Human Rights Tribunal Confirms Legal Test under Human Rights Code
Larry Page; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
A decision this month by the BC Human Rights Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) considered the evidence required to prove a “physical disability” under the Human Rights Code (Li v. Aluma Systems Inc. et al, 2014 BCHRT 270).

 

HTMLAlberta Human Rights Decision Highlights Employer’s Responsibility to Accommodate Childcare Obligations as Family Status
Christopher Dormer; DLA Piper (Canada) LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
In Clark v Bow Valley College, (2014 AHRC 4), Ms. Leah Clark filed a human rights complaint on April 11, 2011 against her employer, Bow Valley College, (the “College”), that was heard by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal. Her complaint alleged discrimination on the ground of family...

 

HTMLLegal Protection for Interns on Its Way to NJ Soon?
Jason A. Storipan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 16, 201
Last month the New Jersey Assembly Labor Committee approved the New Jersey Intern Protection Act and sent it to the whole Assembly for a vote. The bill approved by the Assembly Labor Committee was passed by the Senate in June of 2014 and now awaits a vote by the Assembly.

 

HTMLIllinois Issues Required Employer Posting and Fact Sheet under Pregnancy Accommodations Law
Hallie Diethelm Caldarone, Kathryn Montgomery Moran, Paul A. Patten; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
Beginning January 1, 2015, the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) will offer additional protections for pregnant women in the workplace and additional responsibilities for employers with respect to their pregnant workers. On or before that date, employers must post information about the...

 

HTMLDOL Releases Regulations Extending Protections to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees, Applicants
Eric J. Felsberg, Michelle E. Phillips; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
Final regulations implementing the July 21, 2014, Presidential Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and applicants were published in the Federal Register (“the Rule” or...

 

HTMLThe Long History of GM’s Ignition Switch Cover Up
Jodi Westbrook Flowers; Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
GM’s ignition switch defect has now been linked to 38 deaths to date. The ignition switch problem was so obvious that customers, journalists and even GM employees were reporting the problem a decade before GM finally admitted the issue and recalled the cars.

 

HTMLADEA Claim Failed for Employee's Failure to Refute Employer's Legitimate and Non-Discriminatory Reasons for Termination
Catherine A. Stevens; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on January 13, 2015
76-year old Carlyn Johnson sued under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act after he was fired from his position with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. The district court granted Securitas summary judgment, finding that Johnson failed to submit sufficient evidence to show that a genuine...

 

HTMLOCR Issues New Bulletin on Ensuring Privacy in Public Health Emergencies
Stephanie Willis; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on November 13, 2014
This week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a bulletin (Bulletin) to remind covered entities and business associates that “the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during an emergency.”

 

HTMLMaine Human Rights Commission Amends Complaint Procedures
Bernstein Shur;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015
Any employer that has ever been part of a Maine Human Rights Commission investigation has learned firsthand that the process can be long, frustrating and often-times unfair. Due to chronic understaffing at the Commission, the investigation process can be agonizingly slow and drag on for up to two...

 

HTMLOFCCP to Update Sex Discrimination Guidelines
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015
On January 30, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register to rescind and replace the OFCCP's Sex Discrimination Guidelines. These significant proposed regulations would rescind the current Sex...

 


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