Employment Blog

The Supreme Court Decides to Block and Uphold Biden’s Vaccination Mandates
COVID-19, In the News

On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court made two major decisions. These related to President Biden’s attempts to increase the number of workers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The first decision temporarily blocked the vaccinate-or-test regulation that...

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Top Employment Law Trends To Watch In 2022
Uncategorized

We all thought 2020 was an eventful year but it turns out that was just the start; 2021 had its fair share of surprises and noteworthy news stories. As we head into 2022, it looks we’re in for another interesting...

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Legal Challenges to OSHA’s Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard
COVID-19, In the News

If you’re aware of the coronavirus pandemic, chances are pretty high you’re also aware that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just announced its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (Vaccine and Testing ETS). This regulation would require most...

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OSHA’s Coronavirus Vaccine Emergency Rule Has Arrived: Now What?
COVID-19, In the News

The coronavirus has been around for a while. Yet most employers have lacked a set of legal standards that outline what they must do to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection among their employees. Some states, like Virginia, have taken...

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Why Asking for FMLA Leave Is an Interactive Process
Family, Medical, and Other Leave Discrimination

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that provides unpaid protected leave to employees for covered medical or family reasons. These are important rights that employees enjoy, but they don’t come automatically.  Employers have plenty of...

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EEOC Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Job Applicant With Cerebral Palsy
Medical Discrimination

Employment discrimination can occur at any time, even before someone becomes an employee. This can occur during the job application process, although it usually goes unnoticed.  If illegal discrimination results in a job rejection, the employer rarely provides the real...

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EEOC Settles Racial Discrimination Case Against Meat Processing Company
In the News

On October 7, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled its racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against Chicago Meat Authority, Inc. (CMA) for $1.1 million plus various forms of injunctive relief. What happened in this case and why...

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Former Employee Wins $7 Million Wrongful Termination Trial Verdict
Advice

On October 6, 2021, a Los Angeles jury concluded that a Coca-Cola bottler heir’s company must pay out $7 million in damages. Of this total, $6 million were for punitive damages and $1 million for economic and non-economic damages. The...

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Tesla Worker Wins One of the Largest Racial Discrimination Verdicts Ever
Race Discrimination

On October 4, 2021, a jury in San Francisco federal court awarded Owen Diaz (Diaz) $136.9 million in damages for the race-based harassment he endured working for Tesla, Inc. (Tesla). This is one of the largest individual plaintiff awards for...

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The Importance of Facts In Your Employment Discrimination Case
Advice, Discrimination

Whether it’s an employment case, breach of contract dispute or a personal injury lawsuit, it’s impossible to predict what will happen during litigation. Going to court is an inherently unpredictable process with even the seemingly strong cases sometimes failing to...

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