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Supreme Court Upholds Broad Interpretation of Ministerial Exception

In the consolidated cases Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrisey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel, the Supreme Court held that the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses prevent the adjudication of employment discrimination claims brought by an emp… Read More
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Supreme Court Issues Ruling to Protect L.G.B.T.Q. Employees

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court issued a 6-to-3 ruling that held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to discrimination against gay and transgender workers. 42 U.S.C. §2000e-2(a)(1) makes it “unlawful … for an employer to f… Read More
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New Overtime Rules to go into Effect January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, finalized in September 2019, is to go into effect. The Rule raised the earnings required to be considered an exempt employee, and therefore unable to earn overtime pay, from $455… Read More
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States Seek to Expand Leave

The Family Medical Leave Act requires qualified employers to offer up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year to eligible employees who need time off for medical care for themselves or a family member. However, many states have sought to implement more… Read More
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