PODCAST: “Losing My Religion: Title VII and flu shot accommodations” (ft. Brooks and Ivy Meyer)

Last Thursday, the Third Circuit of Appeals issued this opinion in Fallon v. Mercy Catholic Medical Center of Southeastern Pennsylvania, in which the court addressed religious accommodation and flu shots. Specifically, the court focused on what constitutes “religion” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. So, rather than write this up as a blog…

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Go ahead and pull those old employee handbooks out of the trash!

Just be sure to wipe off the coffee grounds. And cross out all of those outdated references to MySpace and Friendster in the social media policy. What gives, Eric? Well, yesterday, the National Labor Relations Board continued its mad dash to erase all of the last several years of questionable jurisprudence. Along with obliterating Browning-Ferris Industries…

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The Supreme Court passes on ruling on LGBT workplace rights … for now

Ironically, it happened on the same day that President Trump nominated U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Commissioner Chai Feldblum, a true champion of LGBT workplace rights, to serve a third term at the EEOC. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to grant certiorari in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital. In plain English, the Supreme Court passed. Last…

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“The Employment Law Year in Review” webinar recap

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to “The Employment Law Year in Review” webinar we hosted yesterday. A couple of housekeeping items: If you signed up, Jon Hyman will be emailing you a link to both the slide deck and a recording of the presentation. And here are the cheat codes for people who didn’t…

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