Posts from April 2015.

The SCOTUSblog has a live blog of the oral argument today at the U.S. Supreme Court in the same-sex marriage case of Obergefell v. Hodges, as well as links to the audio . . . just in case you're interested.

As our readers know, the EEOC filed two lawsuits last fall against private employers, alleging discrimination against transgender individuals: one case against a medical practice in Florida, and the other against a funeral home operation in the Detroit area.

And as I reported last week, the Florida case settled for $150,000 plus some training and other non-monetary terms.EEOC Logo

NOTE: As I breathlessly reported last week, the EEOC has issued its long-awaited proposed rule on employer wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Here is a nicer copy than the one that was available then.) Brian Magargle, who knows a lot more than I do about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Affordable Care Act, and I are ...

Inquiring minds want to know!

In the context of a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent court decision says that "regular attendance" is an essential function of the job. But what is "regular attendance"?

Which made me think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4XT-l-_3y0

(I promise - this is neither a pro- nor an anti-Hilary Clinton post, but ...

Law360 just reported that the EEOC has issued its long-awaited proposed rule on wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The official version will be published Monday in the Federal Register.

I am out today and tomorrow to present some seminars, but I will have a full post on this as soon as I've had a chance to review. Meanwhile, here is a sneak peek of the proposed ...

Welcome to our newest attorneys, who have joined us since our initial expansion in early March:

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We are booming!

Atlanta

In Atlanta, we welcome Tamika Nordstrom, Erica Mason, and Katie Kelley.

Fairfax-Metro Washington D.C.

Greetings and salutations to Theresa Connolly, who has joined our Fairfax-Metro Washington D.C. Office.

Kansas City

And we are delighted to have Evan ...

Last September, I posted that the EEOC had filed its first two lawsuits against private employers alleging discrimination based on gender identity.

The EEOC announced this week that one of the lawsuits -- against Lakeland Eye Clinic of Florida -- has settled. The Clinic has agreed to make two payments of $75,000 to Brandi Branson, who had been the Clinic's Director of Hearing ...

The National Labor Relations Board's so-called "quickie election" rule, providing for expedited union votes, took effect yesterday. I can't improve on what David Phippen of our Metro-Washington D.C. office posted about it here in December after the rule was first issued, so here ya go!

Should an employer post high-level vacancies? Do Twitter birds fly?

Shortly before Ellen Pao lost started a "conversation" about sex discrimination in the tech industry, yet another lawsuit was filed alleging sex discrimination in the tech industry. In the latest one, software engineer Tina Huang has sued Twitter in California on behalf of herself and other female employees.

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"A ...

What do employers need to know about the Supreme Court's pregnancy accommodation decision last week in Young v. United Parcel Service?

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"This blog post is just right!"

For the "somewhat-scholarly" version (also known as the "tl:dr"* version), go here.

*"Too long; didn't read"

For the "one minute 14 second" version, go here.

But for the "just right" version, stay where you are for ...

Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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