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Did My Employee Quit, Or Did I Fire Him?

Heath StrakaAugust 26, 2019
There are times when an employee appears to have quit his job, but a court or a jury will determine...

Recent Settlement Suggests Shift Toward More Parental Leave Parity

Jennifer LutherAugust 26, 2019
A recent legal settlement over a parental leave dispute may encourage employers to move toward more gender-neutral parental leave policies....

Insurer Ordered to Replace All Siding On Partially Damaged Condos

Justin LessnerAugust 20, 2019
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals based in Chicago recently ordered Philadelphia Insurance Company to pay to replace all of...

An Ugly Side to Cosmetics: Does the Government Have Your Back?

Kasey Reese, Michael ModlAugust 12, 2019
Written by Kasey Reese with the guidance of Michael Modl Washington is irritated. The cause? Baby powder. In early July,...

Obesity Not a Disability Under ADA Absent Underlying Physiological Problem

Saul GlazerAugust 4, 2019
In a case involving a severely heavyset employee, the 7th Circuit recently decided obesity isn’t a disability protected by the...

Proposed Changes to Overtime Regs Lead List of Wage and Hour Issues to Watch

Leslie SammonAugust 4, 2019
In March 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced two proposed rules that would affect overtime. The first rule...

Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split on Title VII’s Charge-Filing Requirement

Aneet KaurAugust 4, 2019
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employees to exhaust certain administrative remedies before pursuing an employment...

The Task at Hand: Focusing on Worker Classification

Danielle BaudhuinJuly 30, 2019
On April 15, 2019, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced the creation of the Joint Enforcement Task Force on Payroll Fraud...

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Title VII Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Cases

Morgan StippelJuly 29, 2019
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees or job applicants on...