“The boss thinks you should lose a few pounds.”
My partner Elizabeth Litten and I were recently interviewed for an article entitled “Connecticut ‘opens floodgates’ for HIPAA litigation” published in “Privacy this Week” by DataGuidance. The full text of the article can be found in the November 13, 2014 issue of “Privacy this Week,” but a discussion of the article is set forth below.
When the House passed the most recent budget bill, it included a provision related to multiemployer pension plan reform.
December is upon us and the holidays are here. Accordingly, what can (and should) my apartment management office do (or not do) with respect to holiday displays and decorations.
USCIS Policy Extends the Immigration Benefit to Gestational Mothers Using Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)
On October 28, 2014, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new policy guidance to expand the Definition of “Mother” and “Parent” to include gestational mother using assisted reproductive technology (ART).
Reorganization, reduction in force (“RIF”), merger of departments – these are only a few reasons which employers give when firing an employee – and which is frequently alleged to be — and found to be a pretext in violation of Title VII, the ADEA or other anti-discrimination laws.
Church Music Director Alleges Firing Because of Engagement to Male Partner: Does the “Ministerial Exception” Apply?
A newly filed EEOC charge alleges that The Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, Ill fired its 17-year music director when the director announced on Facebook that he had just become an engaged to his male partner. This, according to the Portland Press Herald.
Today’s Wall Street Journal “Review” has an interesting lead article by Joanne Lipman entitled: “Women at Work: A Guide for Men: Even the most well-intentioned male managers can be clueless when dealing with women in the workplace.”
In an age when more states continue to decriminalize use of small amounts of marijuana, apartment management employees are getting a more common request: can medical marijuana be a reasonable accommodation because of a disability? Earlier this month, a federal district court answered that question with a resounding no.