The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has announced that it will immediately cease enforcement of the Title IX regulatory provision prohibiting decision-makers’ reliance on statements not subject to cross-examination at a live hearing.
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The Illinois Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) has been amended to expand the list of reasons for which job-protected leave is available, among other provisions. The amendments went into effect on August 20, 2021.
As a potential harbinger of the future, Oregon has become the first state in the nation to ban real estate “love letters.” The new law goes into effect January 1, 2022.
Michelle Phillips discusses the broader implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrisey-Berru in “Religious Exception To Bias Law May Go Back To High Court,” published by Law360.
Jennifer Shaw spoke with CapRadio’s Insight host Vicki Gonzalez about the potential employment legal challenges as companies weigh whether to mandate employee COVID-19 vaccinations. You can listen to the interview here.
It’s no secret that Illinois courts have historically been less than friendly to restrictive covenants, and non-compete agreements in particular. On August 13, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Public Act 102-0358, an amendment to Illinois’ “Freedom to Work Act,” which both codifies existing requirements under Illinois precedent, and imposes new restrictions on when, with whom, and under what circumstances Illinois will enforce non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
On July 29, 2021, the IRS updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the paid sick and family leave tax credits under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA).
Employers remain entangled with COVID-19 and vaccinations, including internal and external protests. COVID-19 cases continue climbing, fueled by the Delta variant.
Over the past year and a half, employers have become all too familiar with various public health agencies and their regulations, recommendations, and preventative measures.
On October 1, 2021, immigrants to the US will be required to supply evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of immigrant visa issuance or approval of an adjustment of status application.
Medical grounds of inadmissibility date back to
Approximately 27,000 additional Cap H-1B cases were selected in a second-round lottery for fiscal year 2022. The selected petitions must be filed by November 3, 2021. In the meantime, litigation challenging the validity of the Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions Rule (Modification Rule),
Employer Allowed Black Housekeeper to Racially Harass White Coworkers, Federal Agency Charges
As companies keep shifting remote work policies, white-collar office workers want a formal seat at the table.
The EEOC dismissed a pregnancy discrimination and job retaliation lawsuit against cloud and enterprise software solutions provider Nice Systems Inc. because the sales representative the agency was suing for became unavailable to participate in the case, Florida federal court records show.
The EEOC is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency created to ensure that employees in the workplace are not discriminated against on the basis on race, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy, disability or genetic information.