In a first-of-its-kind ruling by a federal appellate court, the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College that discrimination based on sexual orientation is covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The New York City Council has approved a bill that would prohibit employers from inquiring about a prospective employee's salary history during all stages of the employment process. Mayor Bill DeBlasio is expected to sign the legislation.
The Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve a class action lawsuit in which the EEOC accused it of engaging in a nationwide pattern and practice of age discrimination in hiring.
The IRS has issued Rev. Proc. 2017-28, clarifying the procedure by which an employer may request an employee's consent to seek a refund of overwithheld FICA taxes on the employee's behalf, beginning June 5, 2017.
The Supreme Court has ruled that then President Obama exceeded his authority in allowing Lafe Solomon to serve as the NLRB's interim general counsel while he was awaiting Senate confirmation for the permanent general counsel position. The ruling is significant in that it could apply to any future temporary agency appointments that President Trump might consider.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a temporary enforcement policy relating to its recently proposed 60-day extension of the applicability date of the final rule defining who is a "fiduciary" under ERISA.
A divided 11th Circuit appellate court has ruled 2-1 that a gay woman who presents herself in a masculine manner cannot sue her former employer for sexual orientation discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
St. Louis is preparing to enforce its recently resurrected minimum wage ordinance, but a bill to preempt it and other Missouri cities from enacting local minimum wage ordinances is advancing quickly through the state legislature.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has temporarily suspended the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions starting April 3, 2017, the first day on which the agency would have begun accepting such petitions this year.
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