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Pregnancy Accommodation Win for Wal-Mart Over the EEOC

McKenzie T. Meade, Esq.The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment in favor of Wal-Mart Stores East, LP (“Wal-Mart”) regarding a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) under Title VII of the Civil…

Musings on a California Wage (Reimbursement) Suit

Whitney R. Brown, Esq.California: every joke that could be made about this state, particularly its pro-plaintiff laws and regulations, has already been made, so I won’t retread that worn path. And I’ll admit, the jokes aren’t without a foundation in…

Amazing Amazon Union Victory

On Friday, the independent Amazon Labor Union won an election at the company’s Staten Island, New York fulfillment center.  The company has five days to file objections to the election.  Some interesting facts:Out of 8,325 eligible voters, only 57.4% voted.…

The Employment Trends That Will Shape 2022

COVID-19 represented an important historical and political turning point in the world of work and employee and employer regulation. As this pandemic becomes less of a primary feature and more of a background fixture in the workplace, our team invites…

OFCCP Contractor Portal Registration

Many employers are receiving invitations to register for the OFCCP’s Contractor Portal. Those of you who have followed the OFCCP’s news releases to this point may know the Portal by its prior name of Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface (which…

SUPREME COURT ORDERS OSHA LARGE EMPLOYER MANDATE STAYED; LIFTS STAYS ON CMS VACCINE MANDATE

This afternoon, two hotly anticipated Supreme Court decisions were published regarding two of the Biden Administration’s four vaccine mandates: the OSHA Large Employer Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) and the CMS Interim Final Rule (“IFR”). The Supreme Court ordered the OSHA…