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|2016 Maryland General Assembly Employment Legislation Update|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
May 26, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016During the Maryland General Assembly session that ended in April 2016, Shawe Rosenthal lawyers again worked with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce to oppose or moderate legislation that would adversely affect employers. Several employment bills were passed by the General Assembly. Governor Hogan has...
|New EEOC Resource Document: More Questions than Answers about Return-From-Leave under the ADA|
James (Jay) F. Glunt; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 13, 2016On May 9, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a resource document titled, “Employer-Provided Leave and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” which offers insights into when employers should provide leave as an accommodation under the Americans with...
|Department of Justice Warns Governor that North Carolina LGBT Law is Unlawful|
Michelle E. Phillips, Ann H. Smith, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
May 26, 2016, previously published on May 5, 2016North Carolina’s law restricting access to restrooms based on an individual’s sex assigned at birth and not based on an individual’s consistent gender identity violates both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the United States...
|Religious Exemptions Protect School From Student’s Disability Discrimination Claim|
Caroline J. Berdzik, Melissa M. Ferrara; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016Religious institutions may always face complex questions as to whether, and which, legal exemptions apply to them in various situations. But a recent case in New Jersey federal court shines a narrow sliver of light onto this murky issue — at least in terms of discrimination and retaliation...
|Personal Data Protection under Turkish and European Legislation II|
Eda Uludere; Erdem Erdem Law Office;
May 16, 2016, previously published on March 3, 2016Law on Protection of Personal Data numbered 6698 (“LPPD” or “Law”) entered into force through publication in the Official Gazette dated 07.04.2016 and numbered 29677. Through enactment of the Law, Turkey has taken the final step on the protection of personal data, and...
|Pennsylvania Governor Issues Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Rights|
Sheri L. Giger, Michelle E. Phillips, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two executive orders protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) individuals. The first executive order covers discrimination by state agencies, and the second applies to state contractors as well as companies who...
|Broadway’s ‘Hamilton’ Casting Call Ad Runs Afoul of Discrimination Laws|
Linda R. Carlozzi, Christopher M. Repole; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 1, 2016Recent publicity surrounding a casting call for the Broadway musical “Hamilton” should remind employers of the danger of using discriminatory criteria in job ads.
|TCRP Seeks Voter Registration Reforms|
Waters Kraus LLP;
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 14, 2016In a lawsuit filed this morning in a San Antonio federal court, the Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) challenged voter registration procedures at the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). As the Complaint explains, Texas is violating the U.S. Constitution and federal law by refusing to register...
|New York City Issues Proposed Rules Related to the Fair Chance Act|
Emily K. O'Brian, Gustavo A. Suárez, Stephen R. Woods; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
March 23, 2016, previously published on February 29, 2016On February 16, 2016, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued proposed rules related to the city’sFair Chance Act (FCA)—the restrictive ban-the-box law that went into effect in October of 2015 and prohibits employers from inquiring about an individual’s criminal record...
|Religious Accommodation in the Healthcare Industry: What to Do When an Employee’s Beliefs Clash With Job Duties|
Elizabeth S. Washko; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
March 2, 2016, previously published on February 25, 2016Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees based on their religion, and requires employers to provide a reasonable accommodation of employees’ sincerely held religious beliefs. State laws provide employees and applicants...