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Archives for August 2022
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade, holding that the U.S. Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion, and returning the authority to regulate abortion to individual states. Louisiana was
Employment-focused, artificial intelligence-driven tools promise – and deliver – significant operational efficiencies, cost savings, and enhanced workforce and workplace outcomes.
Ben Smith examines what legal protections exist when conflicts of beliefs arise in the workplace and what controversial or offensive views may be protected.
David Goldstein explains employer and federal contractor requirements to file EEO-1 reports annually, what questions to ask the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regarding the process and the Type 2 Consolidate Report.
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OFCCP’s regulations were designed for the typical private sector contractor. As a result, higher educational institutions, particularly colleges and universities, often struggle with fitting their “round pegs” processes into the “square holes” that OFCCP designed. OFCCP’s Contractor Portal is no exception.
The Portal identifies employer establishments based on EEO-1 Reports
Gavin Alexander discusses the importance of acknowledging and addressing mental health issues among legal professionals in “Big Law Has a Mental Health Problem. Why Lawyers Are Now Opening Up About Depression and Suicide,” published by Business Insider.
Donald Sullivan authors “California Passes Legislation to Expand Retirement Plan Mandate,” published by SHRM.
Michelle Phillips comments on a ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that found gender dysphoria qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in “Gender dysphoria qualifies as a disability under ADA, rules Fourth Circuit Court,” published by HR Brew.
David McLaughlin discusses what drew him to join Jackson Lewis as a principal in the Silicon Valley office in “Employment Boss Joins Jackson Lewis In California,” published by Law360.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued its Order overturning the nationwide injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia in Georgia v. Biden against the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccine mandate, but keeping the injunction in place for the plaintiff parties.
For 40 years, the majority of federal courts have followed the holding of Lynn’s Food Stores, Inc. v. U.S., 679 F.2d 1350 (11th Cir. 1982), that FLSA claims may be settled only through approval by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) or through a lawsuit filed by the individual, in which a court of competent jurisdiction enters a stipulated judgment, after reviewing the proposed settlement for fairness.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Shannon L. Kelly, Mark E. Levitt and Marc A. Sugerman from Allen Norton & Blue, P.A. have joined the firm’s Orlando office as Partner. Also, Howard (Howie) M. Waldman from Allen Norton & Blue, P.A. has joined the Orlando office as Senior Associate.
Executive Summary: In a recent case, the Texas Supreme Court upheld the validity of an arbitration clause in a case that had been in litigation for over nine years without the claim ever being heard. See In re Whataburger Restaurants LLC. The lengthy timeline of this case, summarized below, demonstrates the risk of placing binding arbitration agreements within nonbinding documents, which may lead to lengthy court challenges regarding the enforceability of an arbitration clause before any resolution of the underlying dispute.