June 2018 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDFRECENT DEVELOPMENTS Maryland Federal Court Permits Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim Under Title VII Acknowledging that neither the Supreme Court nor the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit have yet ruled on the question of whether Title VII’s prohibition on discrimination […]

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Employee May Not Dictate ADA Accommodation to Be Provided

An employee cannot insist on a specific accommodation, particularly when other reasonable accommodations have been offered as part of the interactive discussion required under the American with Disabilities Act. In so finding, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit offered guidance to employers on what constitutes an employer’s […]

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D.C. Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increase to $15

On June 19, 2018, D.C. voters approved Initiative 77, by which the minimum wage, currently $12.50, will increase to $15 per hour by 2020, and thereafter will increase in proportion to the Consumer Price Index. The ballot measure also eliminates the separate minimum wage rate for tipped employees, currently $3.33, […]

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Supreme Court Disapproves ALJ Appointments

In a surprising decision, Lucia v. SEC, the Supreme Court held that the system used to appoint administrative law judges (ALJs) throughout the federal government violates the U.S. Constitution. Many federal agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor, use ALJs to decide contested cases. The […]

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