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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.


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.”


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...


HTMLPerformance anxiety
Christina Morton; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on November 28, 2014
Last week was Anti-Bullying Week. I confess that this annual event, coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, passed me by this year, despite the fact that earlier in the month I had been discussing the problem of bullying with a group of managers involved in arts organizations.


HTMLUpdate on Transgender Rights in the Workplace
Rachael M. Coe, Rachael Jeanfreau, Eve B. Masinter; Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 20, 2015
Transgender rights in the workplace continue to materialize and develop in the wake of the EEOC’s 2012 landmark Macy v. Holder decision, which provided a Title VII employment discrimination cause of action for transgender plaintiffs in the federal employment context.


HTMLAn ICE Detainer is Merely a Request - Not a Requirement
Jim Cornwell, Michelle L. Warden; Sands Anderson PC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015
Law enforcement officers and agencies are often faced with deciding whether they are required to detain an otherwise releasable prisoner when there is a detainer on the prisoner from the federal Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) on file. The Commonwealth of...


HTMLOHRC Issues Statement on Sexual Harassment
Maria Kotsopoulos; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 12, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014
Perhaps not surprisingly given all the media attention on the issue of sexual harassment in recent months, the Ontario Human Rights Commission recently issued a statement regarding sexual harassment and Ontario┐s Human Rights Code.


HTMLNWT Human Rights Commission's Early Resolution Processá- Beware!
Glenn D. Tait; McLennan Ross LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2015, previously published on July 23, 2014
The NWT Human Rights Commission has recently established an Early Resolution policy and procedure. This policy represents an effort to resolve complaints within 60 days of their being filed.


HTMLPregnancy Accommodation Now an Obligation Under the Illinois Human Rights Act
Norma Manjarrez, Tracey L. Truesdale; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 2, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
The new pregnancy discrimination and accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) provide expectant mothers specific workplace protections during their pregnancy and childbirth. Most notably, the amendments provide expectant mothers with the right to request reasonable...


HTMLOCR Issues Ebola Guidance on HIPAA Privacy
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 2, 2015, previously published on November 11 2014
According to the New York Times, Bellevue Hospital Center patient Craig Spencer, the first New Yorker to be infected with Ebola, is scheduled to be released today. And while the intense reporting about Ebola has subsided, perhaps indicating a lowering of the perceived threat of Ebola spreading...


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