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Supreme Court expands civil rights protections for employees

Especially since the appointments to the Supreme Court during the last administration, the Supreme Court ordinarily has not rendered progressive decisions. To the contrary, as exemplified by majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organ… Read More

Rampant child labor violations associated with prominent corporations underscore the need for coordinated enforcement

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) is currently investigating approximately 700 child labor cases around the country. In one such case, the DOL found that the corporation under investigation employed over 100 children across nearly 10… Read More

EEOC providing long-overdue enforcement guidance

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued proposed guidance for enforcement of anti-harassment and anti-discrimination protections under Title VII, the civil rights statute governing employers across the c… Read More

EEOC prosecutes cutting-edge civil rights case to combat alleged hostile work environment for transgender employees

In Bostock v. Clayton County, the United States Supreme Court ruled that disparate treatment of employees because of their transgender status or sexual orientation violates the Title VII prohibition against discrimination because of sex. In the wake… Read More

DOL enforcement continues to move in progressive direction

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an agency rule that rescinds the approach adopted under the prior Federal administration. The previous Federal administration’s practice permitted Federal contractors to use religious fait… Read More

Despite repeated examples of deadly police misconduct, the Supreme Court strengthens defense for police in misconduct cases

The United States Supreme Court adopted the defense of qualified immunity many years ago to prevent public employees from being sued successfully for what they do (or do not do) in the line of duty. This defense turns on the idea that public servants… Read More

DOL moves employment law in right direction

On July 30, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) rescinded a rule adopted under the prior Federal administration that limited when more than one company is responsible for wage theft, employee misclassification, or other violations… Read More

EEOC steps up to address the pandemic’s impact

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued public guidance regarding the use of incentives to encourage employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. This technical assistance from the EEOC outlines how empl… Read More

As the pandemic continues, so do the work-related disparities

A recent Gallup survey examined how the ongoing pandemic has affected work opportunities in the past year. Like other aspects of life, the pandemic has increased and aggravated existing inequalities when it comes to employment-related matters. For ex… Read More

State attorneys general step up and expand enforcement efforts

In multiple ways since January 2017, as has been discussed here previously, the politically appointed leadership at the United States Department of Labor, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board,… Read More