Publications
OFCCP Updates Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Government Contractors

OFCCP Updates Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Government Contractors

By Laurie Meyer On June 14, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a final rule (set forth in 41 C.F.R. Part 60-20), which for the first time since 1970, updated the sex discrimination guidelines applicable to federal government contractors and subcontractors as well as contractors and...

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EEOC Releases Final ADA Wellness Program Rules and Sample Notice

Workplace wellness programs have been a complex and controversial topic in recent years with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuits, proposed rules, and now final rules. On May 17, 2016, the EEOC issued a final rule (the “Rule”) to amend the regulations and guidance implementing Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act...

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Continuing “Education” – Developing Law and Guidance on Transgender Discrimination Against Students and Employees

By D|K's School and Higher Education Law Team The legal rights of individuals who identify as “transgender” and “gender nonconforming” are at the forefront of our national attention. As this area of the law continues to develop, it is critical that school districts and employers review policies and procedures to understand the various compliance...

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New overtime rules announced. Millions of employees impacted. Are you ready?

New overtime rules announced. Millions of employees impacted. Are you ready?

By Laurie E. Meyer & Bruce B. Deadman Breaking News: Federal Judge Blocks DOL Overtime Rules (November 23, 2016) Original May 2016 article: On Tuesday, May 17, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced new rules on overtime pay, fulfilling President Obama’s 2014 promise to raise the salary level at which employers are required to pay overtime....

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Protecting Your Business Assets: Nationalized Trade Secret Protection Has Arrived

Protecting Your Business Assets: Nationalized Trade Secret Protection Has Arrived

By Joseph S. Heino Today marks a day of success for inventors across the United States. From recipes and formulas to processes and design, U.S. businesses now have a new method of defense in the quest to safeguard their valuable trade secrets from would-be thieves and rogue employees. President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016...

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Knowing is Winning: How to Trigger Insurance Coverage in Commercial Litigation

Knowing is Winning: How to Trigger Insurance Coverage in Commercial Litigation

By Susan G. Schellinger Quite simply, successful litigation from the plaintiff’s perspective is one that results in a net recovery. Whether or not a business should invest in litigation against a supplier, customer, or competitor is a business decision. That business decision often turns on many factors, but one crucial inquiry is whether or not...

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Looking Ahead: Restricting Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Looking Ahead: Restricting Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

By Elizabeth K. Miles Does your business include mandatory arbitration clauses in its contracts? Such clauses are increasingly common, but restrictions may be imminent. One source of restrictions may be through rulemaking by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Congress, through the Dodd-Frank Act, required the CFPB to study the use...

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