March 2021 E-Update

Click here to view entire E-Update as a PDF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS The Biden DOL Seeks to Overturn Employer-Friendly Final Rules on Independent Contractor and Joint Employment Status Continuing its retreat from the Trump administration’s pro-business positions on certain issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor […]

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Retention Raises and Equal Pay Claims

While most equal pay cases involve starting pay and annual salary increases, a recent case focuses on another compensation practice used by many employers – retention raises – and their possible discriminatory impact. In Freyd v. University of Oregon, a female professor alleged that she was being paid less than […]

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Supreme Court’s Seminal Bostock Decision “In No Way Altered the Pre-existing Standard for Sexual Harassment.”

So asserted the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in rejecting a female police officer’s claim of same-sex harassment, following the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, in which it ruled that Title VII’s prohibition on “sex discrimination” in employment encompasses sexual orientation and gender identity. […]

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