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HTMLMaryland General Assembly Employment Legislation Update
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014
During the Maryland General Assembly session that ended in April 2014, Shawe Rosenthal lawyers again worked with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce to oppose or moderate legislation affecting employers. Several employment bills were passed and have been or are expected to be signed by the Governor.

 

HTMLBaltimore City "Bans the Box"
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014
The Baltimore City Council has passed legislation prohibiting private employers in Baltimore City from asking about an applicant’s criminal background until a conditional job offer has been made (i.e. “banning the box” about criminal records that would be checked on an employment...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Signs Executive Orders Targeting Equal Pay
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014
Stymied by Congress, President Obama has been using his rulemaking authority to address wage issues, the latest of which is equal pay for women and minorities. On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed two documents, an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum, dealing with equal pay issues....

 

HTMLIs Your Business At Risk for Damages and Civil Money Penalties Based on Violations Stemming from Improper I-9 and E-Verify Procedures?
Mary E. Pivec; Ford & Harrison LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 15, 2014
Executive Summary: The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Discrimination (OSC) within the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has made it a priority to pursue employers who allegedly misuse or abuse access to the E-Verify program and unlawfully discriminate...

 

HTMLAnother Judge Finds that Obesity May be a “Disability” Under the ADA
David M. Katz; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 13, 2014, previously published on May 6, 2014
Yet another federal court judge, the Honorable Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. of the Eastern District of Missouri, recently ruled, in Whittaker v. America’s Car-Mart, Inc., that an employee’s severe obesity could constitute a “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 

HTMLNot Loving It: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Denies Attempt by Fast Food Franchisor to Extricate Itself from Complaint
Carly Cohen; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014
In Lindsey v. McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd., the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario denied McDonald’s preliminary request that it be removed as a respondent to an application alleging discrimination by a former employee.

 

HTMLDuty to Accommodate Child Care Obligations? The Federal Court of Appeal Weighs In
Rosalie Cress; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 12, 2014, previously published on May 9, 2014
What is an employer’s duty to accommodate an employee’s child care obligations? This topic continues to be a hot one in the workplace, as employers try to balance the need to retain talent and ensure a productive workplace.

 

HTMLObama Administration Releases Names of Colleges and Universities Facing Sexual Assault Investigations
Stuart D. Tochner; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014
On May 1, the U.S. Department of Education released the names of 55 colleges and universities being investigated for their handling of sexual assault complaints.

 

HTMLBut You’re Not a Person of Color—You’re Asian
Gillian P. Yee; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 6, 2014, previously published on May 2, 2014
Growing up in an affluent, mostly white suburb of Detroit, I never really embraced my diversity. I knew that I was different from my schoolmates and friends, but I didn’t think much about it. Sure, I took Chinese lessons every week in Canada and had a cool mom who came in every year for...

 

Adobe PDFA Summary of Human Trafficking Compliance Challenges
Lewis Baach PLLC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 2014
For the last several years, presidential proclamations declared January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This past January, President Obama asked us “to recognize the vital role we can play in ending all forms of slavery.” As lawyers trained to spot issues,...

 


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