Federal Appeals Court Allows Homosexual Employee's Discrimination Claim

Overview Plaintiff Matthew Christiansen filed suit against his employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 alleging that he was subjected to various forms of workplace discrimination due to his failure to conform to gender stereotypes. … Read More
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Employer Successfully Defeats FMLA Interference Claim

In Quigley v. Meritus Health, Inc., in the Federal District Court in Maryland, an employer successfully defeated an ex-employee’s claim for FMLA interference.   The Facts Plaintiff Margaret Quigley worked as an ultrasound technician at Meritu… Read More
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United States Court of Appeals' New FLSA Test: Part 2

On the same day that the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued the Salinas opinion in our previous post, the Court also issued the following opinion further clarifying and applying the new test. In Hall, et al. v. Albrecht, e… Read More
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United States Court of Appeals' New FLSA Test: Part 1

In Salinas, et al. v. Commercial Interiors, Inc., No. 15-1915 (4th Cir. Jan. 25, 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a new test for determining a “joint employer” under the FLSA. FACTS J.I. General Contractors,… Read More
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District of Columbia Passes Expansive Paid Leave Bill

Yesterday, the Washington, D.C., City Council passed groundbreaking legislation that would create one of the most generous paid family and medical leave programs in the United States. The Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 (Bill 21-415), w… Read More
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Employers Must Begin Using Revised I-9 Form

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. This past November, the USCIS published a revised I-9 that employ… Read More
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Texas Judge Blocks Overtime Rule

On November 22, 2016, just days prior to President Obama’s initiative seeking to expand overtime wage protections to 4.2 million workers was set to take effect, Texas District Judge Amos L. Mazzant III issued a nationwide injunction blocking the o… Read More
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Supreme Court Denies Review in ADA Obesity Case

Recently, in Morriss v. BNSF Ry. Co., U.S., No. 16-233, cert. denied Oct. 3, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a rejected job applicant’s claim that morbid obesity should be covered as an impairment under the Americans with Disabi… Read More
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Attorneys’ Fees Recovered in Recent NLRB Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently ordered The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) to reimburse an employer for attorneys’ fees it incurred in successfully challenging an Unfair Labor Practice ruling. The Court… Read More
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Baseball: Hot Dogs, Soda, T-Shirts and the FLSA

Hot Dogs, Soda and T-Shirts.   Or, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently put it, “food, beverages and merchandise.” The Court recently held that Delaware North Companies Sportservice Inc. (“DNC”), which sells f… Read More
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