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Supreme Court Decision: Employees May Challenge Unwanted Job Transfers as Discriminatory, Even if Transfers Don’t Involve Significant Disadvantage

Earlier today, the Supreme Court held that a police sergeant’s suit about her involuntary transfer to another division with less prestige and fewer perks was sufficiently injurious to allow her to sue for sex discrimination, even though her title and…

PWFA Final Regulations and Guidance: Potentially Turning the PWFA Into the Most Significant Employee Entitlement Since the FMLA

Eight months ago, the EEOC published draft Pregnant Worker Fairness Act regulations that drastically expanded the impact of this relatively simple and limited statute, proposing an interpretation that made the PWFA a leave-favoring FMLA expansion available to nearly all employees,…

OSHA Opens Your Doors to Union Reps

On Friday, OSHA issued its final revisions to its “walkaround rule” to allow non-employees to participate in OSHA inspections.  The previous OSHA rule allowed an employee representative to participate in inspections, but required that the representative had to be an…

Will Unions Decide the 2024 Presidential Election?

Some pundits suggest that six states are “in play” and likely to determine the outcome of the presidential election: Arizona (11 electoral votes), Georgia (16), Michigan (15), Nevada (6), Pennsylvania (19), and Wisconsin (10). In this scenario (which includes North…

Eleventh Circuit Weighs in on Public Agency Volunteer Assessment

On March 12, 2024, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court’s determination that golf course attendants at the Osprey Point Golf Club, a golf course owned and operated by Palm Beach County, Florida, were public agency volunteers rather than employees. …

Celebrating Women’s History Month – Paying Tribute to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

As we honor women and their accomplishments during March, we find it appropriate to acknowledge the significance of one of the most impactful female figures in justice – Sandra Day O’Connor.From cattle ranches to the highest court in the land,…