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On June 22, 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued an Interpretation Letter (pdf) clarifying the definition of “son or daughter” under section 101(2) of the
Continue Reading More employees eligible for FMLA benefits under new DOL Interpretation Letter No. 2010-3

On June 17, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a much anticipated decision (pdf), ruling that an employer may review communications sent by an employee on a
Continue Reading Supreme Court of the United States in City of Ontario, California et al, v Quon et al.: Employers may review text messages sent by employee on company issued device

For years employers have been advised that if they apply their non-discriminatory and legitimate company policies and practices across the board, without exception, it will generally be much easier to
Continue Reading Employer’s consistent application of its non-discriminatory policy helps it defeat ADA and Title VII claims

As many pundits expected, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is stepping up its litigation of discrimination claims. In one week, the EEOC settled two lawsuits totaling $180,000. Although

Continue Reading EEOC remains active: settles suits against Staffing Agency and Motorbike Dealership involving Title VII and ADEA (age) discrimination claims

In a recent decision, the U.S. District Court of Minnesota ruled that a reasonable jury could find that an employer failed to provide a reasonable accommodation to a job
Continue Reading Employer that didn’t think out of the box, may have violated applicant’s rights under the ADA

In a recent and much anticipated decision, the New York Court of Appeals, the State’s highest court ruled in Zakrzewska v. New School that the New York City Human Rights

Continue Reading NYC Employers Strictly Liable for Supervisors’ Harassing Conduct – No More Faragher/Ellerth Defense!

On March 27, 2010, Chai Feldman was given a recess appointment to the post of Commissioner of the EEOC, and was sworn in on April 7, 2010. As an

Continue Reading 4 Things that EEOC Commissioner Feldman’s Appointment Means to Employers, the ADA & ADAA