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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

Minnesota Supreme Court updates harassment law in the context of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements

In a unanimous decision that has reverberations across the nation, the Minnesota Supreme Court recently clarified the legal standards for, and the analysis of, harassment claims. In that case, Kenneh v. Homeward Bound, Inc., the Minnesota Supreme Cou… Read More

Federal tax “reform” will deform the economy and undercut workplace rights and other core protections

Without any public hearings, Congress rushed to pass a tax “reform” law that will likely cause the largest redistribution of wealth in the nation’s history. In particular, tax rates for country’s most wealthy individuals and corporations will… Read More

Entrenched sex harassment culture more fully exposed

In recent months, an increasing number of courageous women and men have come forward to report unwanted and otherwise inappropriate sexual conduct in the workplace and elsewhere. This misconduct has been carried out largely by powerful white men in m… Read More

The law continues to reward whistleblowers who fight fraud

The courts have long recognized the vital role that whistleblowers play in the nation’s system of justice. Without the assistance of whistleblowers, significant and costly legal violations would happen without any meaningful accountability for the… Read More

Confirmed: whistleblowers make things better!

A new study from the University of Iowa undertook a sophisticated analysis to confirm something as simple as it is obvious. In particular, the study found that whistleblowing reduces harmful conduct. The study, which will be published in the latest e… Read More

Another tool to combat rampant employee misclassification

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has joined an array of enforcement agencies in cracking down on the misclassification of employees as purported independent contractors. In a recently issued Advice Memorandum, the NLRB General Counsel… Read More