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HTMLHow are Venues for Civil Lawsuits Chosen in Ohio?
Amanda R. Yurechko; Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 21, 2016, previously published on June 2, 2016
For the simple fact of convenience, most Ohio plaintiffs prefer the court where their case will be tried to be near them. It is frustrating for plaintiffs to ask witnesses to appear at a trial, or to attend a hearing, across the state. However, the plaintiff's preferred trial court is not always an...


HTMLColorado Expands Pregnancy Discrimination Law
Kristen Marie Baylis, Ryan P. Lessmann; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on June 9, 2016
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that makes it an unfair employment practice if an employer fails to provide reasonable accommodations to a job applicant or an employee for conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.


HTMLIn Minnesota, the Clock’s Not Ticking During Dispute Resolution
Bruce J. Douglas; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on June 9, 2016
A claim of an unfair discriminatory practice under the Minnesota Human Rights Act must be brought as a civil action or as a charge filed with a local commission or the Minnesota Department of Human Rights within one year after the occurrence of the discriminatory practice. However, the statute of...


HTMLThe Right to Bear...Stun Guns: Second Amendment Protections Expanded?
Matthew A. Barley; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on May 9, 2016
The State of Massachusetts prohibits the possession of any “portable device or weapon from which an electrical current, impulse, wave or beam may be directed, which current impulse, wave or beam is designed to incapacitate temporarily, injure or kill.” Mass. Gen. Laws, ch. 140...


HTMLFederalism and LGBT Rights in North Carolina: Which Sovereign Has the Final Say?
Gadson William (Will) Perry; Butler Snow LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on May 10, 2016
Prior posts on this blog have discussed recent conflicts in Alabama and Mississippi that frame our country’s ongoing efforts to define the scope of federalism. Now, North Carolina has become the newest front in the fight to determine which sovereign—state or federal—has the final...


HTMLNYC Ban on Caregiver Status Discrimination is Now in Effect; Employers Must Think Carefully About its Impact
Michael Scott Arnold; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 16, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016
The New York City Human Rights Law now prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s actual or perceived status as a caregiver. Below, we briefly summarize the law and gauge its potential impact on the workplace.


HTMLHuman Rights Tribunal Dismisses Discrimination Claim Against School Board Relating To Language Proficiency Job Requirement
Maria Gergin; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 27, 2016
On October 7, 2015, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released a significant decision on the issue of whether a school board's denial of a promotion to an existing employee on the basis that the employee did not meet a language proficiency requirement of the job constituted discrimination.


HTMLEEOC Issues New Fact Sheet on Transgender Bathroom Use
Ashley R. Hileman, Lisa M. Schonbeck; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2016, previously published on May 4, 2016
On Monday, May 2, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a new Fact Sheet titled “Bathroom Access Rights for Transgender Employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.” This Fact Sheet serves as a reminder of the EEOC’s...


HTMLObama Administration Issues Directive on Transgender Access to School Restrooms
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2016, previously published on May 13, 2016
A joint letter, commonly referred to as the “Dear Colleague” letter, from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice was sent to schools today, Friday, May 13, 2016, with guidelines for every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms...


HTMLCalifornia Ruling on Website Accessibility Highlights the Need for Proactive Measures
Christopher F. Wong; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2016, previously published on May 4, 2016
Any business operating a website for use by customers or other members of the public should take heed of a recent California decision that found a retailer liable for violations of federal and state disability access laws based on a disabled individual’s inability to navigate a website using...


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