The EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2013 – 2016 provides guidance of how priorities will be approached. Employers should take note and review and update their handbooks and policies to ensure they are covered.
A number of secular, for profit corporations are owned and operated by members of religious faiths whose tenants and beliefs are inapposite to the mandates of the Affordable Health Care Act. This issue of conscience vs. legality will continue to reverberate for years to come.
Employers should be aware that last week the United States Department of Labor issued Administrator’s Interpretation 2013-1, addressing Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage for adult children issues. This is the first Administrator Interpretation to address this area of coverage.
The US Supreme Court has taken up another key employment decision in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar.
The Washington State Supreme Court has been asked to consider the constitutionality of the exemptions for non-profit religious organizations in the Washington Law Against Discrimination (RCW 49.60).
As no judicial conferences are to be held until January 4 and no oral arguments until January 7, it is an appropriate time to take a quick look at some of the US Supreme Court activities to date affecting employment law and practice