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Friday, June 20, 2008

Week In Review (June 20, 2008)

Most Popular Federal Law Article

[url=“http://www.elinfonet.com/headcount.php?ID=13900”>Supreme Court Rules That Plaintiffs May Use Section 1981 to Sue for Retaliation.</A>
On May 27, 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court held in CBOCS West, Inc. v. Humphries, (No. 06-1431), that employees may bring claims based on or arising from retaliation under 42 U.S.C. ยง 1981. Section 1981, one of a number of federal laws addressing discrimination, provides that โ€œ[a]ll persons . . . have the same right . . . to make and enforce contracts . . . as is enjoyed by white citizens.โ€ Although the text of the statute does not specifically mention retaliation, the Court held that Section 1981 nevertheless encompasses retaliation claims.
Located On: Hogan & Hartson LLP

Most Popular State Law Article

<a >D.C. Passes the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008.</A>
Washington, D.C. has become the second city, after San Francisco, to pass a law that requires employers to provide paid sick leave to all employees. After significant amendment including input from the employer community, the Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act of 2008 was passed by the D.C. Council in March. Following approval by Mayor Adrian Fenty and a 30-day review process by Congress, the Act was approved on May 13, 2008. Effective November 13, 2008, mandatory sick leave provisions will apply to even the smallest employers.
Located On: Littler Mendelson, P.C.

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<a TARGET=“_blank”]Your boss shouldn’t read your text or e-mail messages without an OK, court says[/url]
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Posted by Patrick Della Valle on 06/20 at 10:03 AM
Week in Review