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Title VII Bars Sexual Orientation Discrimination . . . But Not So Fast

By Katherine I. Tracy This morning, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals became only the second federal appeals court to hold that the federal law barring sex discrimination (Title VII) also bars sexual orientation discrimination. In joining the Seventh...

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Award Announcements

Congratulations to Jean Ménager for having been selected by the Kansas Bar Association as the 2017 Outstanding Young Lawyer for his contributions to the profession and to the community, and we are proud of Rick Guinn for having been selected by the Johnson...

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Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual Orientation Discrimination . . . Or Does It?

By Katherine I. Tracy Title VII, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on an employee's race, religion, gender, national origin, etc., does not expressly state that it prohibits discrimination based on an employee's sexual orientation. And,...

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Can Employers Be Liable for Its Low-Level Employee’s Retaliation?

By Katherine I. Tracy As the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held, the answer is, surprisingly, yes. In its August 29, 2016 opinion in Vasquez v. Empress Ambulance Serv., Inc., 2016 WL 4501673, the Court applied the "cat's paw" theory to reinstate...

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Do the New FLSA Rules Affect You?

By Katherine Tracy On December 1, 2016, the New Rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act will go into effect. The biggest change impacts employees that were previously not entitled to overtime, i.e., were exempt from overtime requirements, because...

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The EEOC Addresses Employer Wellness Plans

By Katherine Tracy The EEOC has issued guidance on the extent to which employers may use incentives to encourage employees to participate in wellness programs that ask them to respond to disability-related inquiries and/or undergo medical examinations...

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

By Katherine Tracy On May 11, 2016, President Barack Obama signed the the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law. The DTSA makes it possible for trade secret owners to bring claims for trade secret misappropriation in federal court under a federal...

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SCOTUS Confirms Title VII Provides Favored Treatment to Religious Practices

by Katherine Tracy The United States Supreme Court handed Abercrombie & Fitch's "Look Policy" a blow in its June 1, 2015, decision in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. and confirms that Title VII requires...

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Fourth Circuit Keeps Police Officer’s Retaliation Claim Alive

By Katherine Tracy In 2013, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 133 S. Ct. 2517. In a 5-4 opinion, the Court held that retaliation claims under Title VII are subject to the...

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The Supreme Court Takes Up Preemption and the Federal Arbitration Act

By Katherine Tracy On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case out of California regarding preemption and the Federal Arbitration Act. The issue in the case is whether the California Court of Appeal erred by holding, in direct conflict with...

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