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|Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave to Fracking "Crusader"|
Michael C. Barbero, Gavin S. Fitch; McLennan Ross LLP;
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 1, 2015Earlier this week the Supreme Court of Canada granted Jessica Ernst leave to appeal a ruling of the Alberta Court of Appeal. The ruling confirmed a lower court decision to strike out portions of Ernst's claim for not disclosing a reasonable cause of action. The Court of Appeal decision upheld a...
|Review of Changes in the Russian Civil Code. New Provisions in Law of Obligations|
Igor Gorokhov; Capital Legal Services;
May 1, 2015Deep reform of civil law reached another landmark on March 8, 2015, when the Russian President signed another set of changes to the general provisions of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, which are to become effective starting from June 1, 2015.
|Dubai's New Registry for Non-Muslim Wills to be Launched on 30 April|
Paul Hewitt; Withers Bergman LLP;
April 29, 2015, previously published on April 23, 2015A new succession regime for non-Muslim owners of assets in Dubai has received official approval and will launch on 30 April.
|Supreme Court Delivers New Life to Pregnancy Discrimination Claim|
Nicole Bermel Dunlap, Leanne C. Mehrman; Bernstein Shur;
April 16, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015Executive Summary: On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion that redefines the standard for disparate treatment claims under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court applied the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting standard...
|Recent Amendments to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act|
Karrie A. Zeits; Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C.;
April 15, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015Most public bodies are aware by now that the legislature passed significant amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) at the close of their 2014 legislative session. These amendments are scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2015. The primary goals of the amendments were to put in place...
|Balancing Life's Responsibilities: Canadian Human Rights Developments in the Accommodation of Family Status|
Barbara B. Johnston, Chelsea K. Ritchie; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 15, 2015, previously published on February 12, 2015With an increase in the number of dual-income households in Canada, it is not surprising that employers are facing growing demands from workers for flexible work regimes that allow for the fulfillment of childcare obligations. As many parents struggle to meet both work and family obligations,...
|Establishment of Foundations|
Ecem Susoy; Erdem Erdem Law Office;
April 13, 2015Establishment of Foundations
|Supreme Court Revives Pregnancy Discrimination Case|
Ruth A. Horvatich; McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO;
April 13, 2015, previously published on 1st Quarter, 2015“[W]hy, when the employer accommodated so many, could it not accommodate pregnant women as well?” This is the question the United States Supreme Court posed to the Fourth Circuit in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., as it voted 6-3 to revive a pregnancy discrimination case where a...
|Utah Adds Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Anti-Discrimination Laws|
Cecilia M. Romero; Holland & Hart LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015On March 12, 2015, Utah signed into law a bill that protects individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in employment and housing. The law contains certain exceptions for religious organizations and permits employers to maintain reasonable dress codes and sex-specific...
|OFCCP’s Proposed Sex Bias Rules Continue Focus on Compensation, Pregnancy Accommodation, and Gender Identity|
A. Craig Cleland, Dara L. DeHaven; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
April 1, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015On January 28, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to replace the current sex discrimination guidelines. This updated rule is intended to reflect legislative changes that have occurred since the guidelines were implemented...