March 2017 E-Update
Shawe Rosenthal “Runs Point” On Comments On the EEOC’s Proposed Harassment Guidance
Shawe Rosenthal, in conjunction with four other law firms, led the effort on behalf of the Employment Law Alliance (of which we are a member) to submit written comments on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment…Read More
Supreme Court Finds Lafe Solomon Improperly Served as NLRB General Counsel
The U.S. Supreme Court found that the National Labor Relations Board’s Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon, improperly served in that capacity from 2011-2013, while awaiting Senate confirmation…Read More
Two Appellate Courts Find Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Not Covered by Title VII
This month, two separate U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, the 2nd and the 11th, each held that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination does not include sexual orientation discrimination – a holding directly at odds with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s position…Read More
Maryland Jury Duty Law Clarified by Federal Court
The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland recently offered some clarification as to the provisions of Maryland’s jury duty law…Read More
What This Means for Employers: Employers can implement jury duty leave policies that require an employee to return to work for the remainder of his shift if dismissed early from jury duty, and the enforcement of such policies is…Read More
No More Blacklisting Rule for Government Contractors. On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed a congressional resolution blocking implementation of the controversial “blacklisting rule” applicable to government contractors…Read More
NLRB Reiterates that Email May Be Used for NLRA Protected Communications. Despite a request to reconsider its decision, the National Labor Relations Board has reaffirmed its position that employees have a presumptive right to use an employer’s email system to engage in union-related…Read More
Maryland Federal Court Emphasizes Obligation to Reassign Disabled Employee. The U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland recently reiterated the broad extent of the employer’s obligation to reassign a disabled employee as a reasonable accommodation under the American with Disabilities Act…Read More
Federal Circuit Split on Whether Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowers. Deepening a U.S. Circuit Court split on the issue, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit found that the anti-retaliation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act apply to whistleblowers…Read More
Applying Tip Credit to Non-Tipped Work May Violate Minimum Wage Requirement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10thCircuit held that an employer may not take a tip credit for the time an employee spends performing non-tipped work, if such work exceeds 20% of the employee’s regular workweek….Read More
As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit recently reminded us, an employer’s general requirement that employees disclose their use of legally prescribed medications could violate the Americans with Disabilities Act…Read More
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