Friday, March 31, 2017

Recent Cases Leave Status of Title VII Protection for Sexual Orientation Murky

by Jack Blum, Associate

Summary: The extent of Title VII protection against discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation remains a gray area after two recent federal appellate cases, and employers should be aware of state laws offering greater protection.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

D.C. Circuit Confirms that Employees Cannot Sue for OSHA Retaliation

by Jack Blum, Associate

Summary: D.C. Circuit confirms that OSHA does not permit employees to sue their employers for retailiation; instead, employes are limited to filing complaints with the Department of Labor.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Government Contractors Need to Update Their Pay Transparency Statements

By: Jessica B. Summers, Associate

SUMMARY: The OFCCP recently modified the pay transparency statement that government contractors need to include in their handbooks and post for employees and applicants. The original pay transparency statement requirement went into effect on January 11, 2016, but the OFCCP has now modified the notice that employers need to use to comply.