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Recent developments in employment and labor law


Howard Kastrinsky


Chris Barrett

Keeping You Posted provides you with the latest updates in employment and labor law. As a supplement to Employment Law Comment, Keeping You Posted supplies you with a review of current federal and state cases, as well as legislative and regulatory changes, from your perspective as an employer.

Some of the many topics we discuss in Keeping You Posted include federal discrimination laws, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Occupation Safety and Health act. Other topics include immigration and workplace privacy, including emerging trends in social media in the workplace. Add the RSS feed above to your favorites, and stay up-to-date on the issues that affect your Company.
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Sixth Circuit affirms ruling for employer in harassment case

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 14:45


The Sixth Circuit has affirmed a district court’s grant of summary judgment for an employer where the employee alleged, in part, that her Caucasian supervisor gave her and another African-American employee “nicknames referring to African-American characters in the popular fiction book and movie, The Help” and exposed herself to the employee following a conversation about bras. Full opinion here.


Fourth Circuit opinion on hostile work environment and retaliation

Friday, 08 May 2015 10:08


The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which is based in Richmond, issued an opinion in a hostile work environment and retaliation case yesterday. The case is noteworthy, in part, because although the alleged harassment was isolated to a 24-hour period, the court held that a reasonable jury could find it serious enough to have created a discriminatory change in the terms and conditions of the employee’s employment. The case is also noteworthy because of its treatment of the employee’s retaliation claim. Full opinion here.


Sixth Circuit ruling on protected activity under Title VII

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 10:09


Sixth Circuit holds that making a complaint to a harassing supervisor constitutes protected activity under Title VII. See the opnion here.


Supreme Court revamps Pregnancy Discrimination Law

Friday, 01 May 2015 14:02


The Supreme Court of the United States released a ruling that changes the legal analysis used for pregnancy discrimination claims. The decision is favorable to employees and may force employers to provide pregnant employees with more accommodations than were previously required.


Conciliation prior to filing a lawsuit

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:41


The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that courts have authority to review whether the EEOC has fulfilled its Title VII duty to attempt conciliation prior to filing a lawsuit. This decision runs contrary to the U.S. Court of Appeals’ earlier decision in the case. Full opinion here.


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