Plaintiffs need not allege discrimination with respect to an “ultimate employment decision” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to survive a motion to dismiss, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held, overturning precedent. Hamilton v. Dallas County, No. 21-10133, 2023 U.S. App. LEXIS 21780 (Aug. 18, 2023).
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Tia Martarella discusses a Fourth Circuit case in which the court will hear arguments challenging lower court decisions finding that state-run health plans coverage exclusions for gender dysphoria treatments amount to unlawful discrimination in “States’ Rights, Trans Protections to Collide At 4th Circ.” published by Law360.
On September 15, 2023, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a new section of the New York Labor Law limiting the assignment of inventions by employees to their employers. Specifically, Section 203-f of the Labor Law renders unenforceable provisions in employment agreements that require employees to assign certain
Just days before New York State’s pay transparency law went into effect, the state labor department unveiled new proposed regulations that seek to clarify employers’ obligations under the new law.
The October 2023 Visa Bulletin has been released by the U.S. Department of State and shows some encouraging movement forward from last month, with the exception of the filing date for EB-3 worldwide, which will retrogress four months.
A recent ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in a restrictive covenant case, Ascend Learning, LLC v. Bryan and SPIN-Learning, LLC, No. 22-cv-11978 (August 16, 2023), has implications for the “material change” doctrine under Massachusetts law, the state’s prohibition against noncompetition covenants for registered nurses,
A good workplace doesn’t punish workers for seeking guidance they need to do a better job
Meanwhile, companies appeared to be issuing more temporary layoffs
Five reasons people stick around — and how to move past them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people in the U.S. work.
AI is being adopted everywhere at breakneck pace, and the fearsome reality for business leaders is that if processes and policies are not established to ensure governance and ethical usage, this emerging technology could do more harm than good in the corporate world.
As more companies crack down on remote work, employees are pushing back with walkouts and resignations
“Telling workers they’ll be fired for striking is violating federal labor law, and that’s not something becoming of a senator.”
Lizzo facing new lawsuit from former employee alleging harassment, discrimination
Lizzo is facing another lawsuit from a former employee who alleges that the entertainer condoned a hostile work environment in which staff were subjected to harassment, discrimination and bullying. Asha Daniels, a wardrobe designer who worked on Lizzo’s tour earlier this year, filed the new complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, the same day Lizzo was expected to receive the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award from the Black Music Action Coalition.
About a year into her sales job at TikTok, Nnete Matima had what she describes as her first-ever panic attack.