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HTMLWhen Is a Partner Not a Partner? Control, Dependency and the Lurking Spectre of a Duty of "Good Faith"
Julia Bennett, Alexandra Cocks, Jordanna Cytrynbaum; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
On May 22, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision that an equity partner in a law firm was not an employee for the purposes of the B.C. Human Rights Code (Code).

 

HTMLThis Week in Racism
Kohrman Jackson Krantz PLL;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
If you’re a public figure and you’re caught calling the President “that f—king n-----,” do you:

 

HTMLThis Week in Racism (Part 2): Macklemore
Kohrman Jackson Krantz PLL;
Legal Alert/Article
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 20, 2014
Last night, I caught up on Louie on my DVR. At the end of the episode, Louis CK made the following observation about love:

 

HTMLSee No Evil, Hear No Evil: See No Defense for Third-Party Harassment?
Kevin E. Hyde; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 22, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
It is rare that a distinguished federal appellate court invokes the “See No Evil, Hear No Evil” approach to deciding a case, but this is exactly what happened in a recent decision involving a North Carolina based tile and stone distributor. The case confronted the court with the...

 

HTMLFamily Status and Childcare Obligations: The Federal Court of Appeal Weighs In
Kate McNeill-Keller; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 20, 2014, previously published on May 15, 2014
In recent years, courts, tribunals and arbitrators have considered the obligations of employers when dealing with family-related needs, including an employee's childcare obligations. As all employees have family responsibilities and many have childcare responsibilities, this topic continues to be...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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.

 


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