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U.S. SUPREME COURT CASE DECISION IMPACT

June 26, 2015 • joedolson

On June 26, 2015, in a 5-to-4 decision authored by Justice Kennedy (and joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan) (Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (June 26, 2015) and as a result of this decision, employers should familiarize themselves with the impact of Obergefell from both an employment law and benefits perspective. The Court’s… Finish Reading U.S. SUPREME COURT CASE DECISION IMPACT

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DOJ SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF IDAHO

June 23, 2015 • joedolson

This matter arose out of a complaint concerning the accessibility of the Idaho State Capitol’s facilities, services, programs, and activities under Title II of the ADA. The Capitol functions as the seat of Idaho’s state government. The Idaho State Capitol was re-dedicated on January 9, 2010 after three years of restoration and renovation. The State… Finish Reading DOJ SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF IDAHO

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WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

June 23, 2015 • joedolson

There is no one magic bullet to stop workplace harassment or prevent its occurrence and the efficacy of solutions such as training varies widely, a panel of psychologists told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s(EEOC) Select Task Force on Workplace Harassment (STF) at a public meeting held recently. This was the first public meeting of… Finish Reading WORKPLACE HARASSMENT

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UNITED AIRLINES TO PAY OVER $1 MILLION TO SETTLE DISABILITY LAWSUIT

June 14, 2015 • joedolson

Supreme Court Lets Stand 7th Circuit Ruling That Reassignment Is a Reasonable Accommodation – Requires Supervisory Training In a case that garnered nationwide attention, air transportation giant United Airlines Inc. has agreed to pay more than $1 million and implement changes to settle a federal disability lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission… Finish Reading UNITED AIRLINES TO PAY OVER $1 MILLION TO SETTLE DISABILITY LAWSUIT

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New DOJ Guidance for Title II

June 9, 2015 • joedolson

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TITLE II PRIMER The Department of Justice revised its regulations implementing the ADA in September 2010. The new rules clarifyissues that arose over the previous 20 years and contain new requirements, including the 2010 ADA Standards forAccessible Design (2010 Standards). This document, issued 6/8/2015, provides general guidance to assist State andlocal… Finish Reading New DOJ Guidance for Title II

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Firm to Pay $800,000 to Settle Multiple EEOC Discrimination Claims

May 12, 2015 • joedolson

Another example it is cheaper to educate than litigate. A Chicago-area agency will pay $800,000 under a consent decree resolving two discrimination lawsuits filed by the U.S. EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced 5/11/2015. (EEOC v. Source One Staffing, Inc.,Civil Action Nos. 11-cv-06754 & 15-cv-01958). The EEOC’s two lawsuits alleged multiple violations of… Finish Reading Firm to Pay $800,000 to Settle Multiple EEOC Discrimination Claims

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JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES MAJOR SETTLEMENT WITH EDX

April 2, 2015 • joedolson

edX was created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University On April 2, the Justice Department entered into a settlement agreement with edX Inc. (edX), to remedy alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The entity, edX, was started in 2012 as a nonprofit platform for select universities to offer… Finish Reading JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REACHES MAJOR SETTLEMENT WITH EDX

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JUDGE APPROVES SETTLEMENT IN MAJOR CASE FOR INMATES WITH DISABILITIES

March 23, 2015 • joedolson

A Trend for City and County Jails? A federal judge approved a sweeping settlement on 3/23/2015 mandating improvements for inmates using wheelchairs and others with impaired mobility at Los Angeles County jails. (Peter Johnson et al v. Los Angeles CountySheriff’s Department et al; California Central District Court, Case No. 2:08-cv-03515; District Judge Dean D.Pregerson, presiding;… Finish Reading JUDGE APPROVES SETTLEMENT IN MAJOR CASE FOR INMATES WITH DISABILITIES

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