Topic: Discrimination

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cheaters’ High, Solar Power, Discriminatory Lending, Pipeline Projects

Have you signed up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief yet? It’s as easy as click, type, send. The SEC just issued important clarification for broker-dealers on the “failure to supervise” liability of compliance and legal personnel… (Morrison & Foerster) Cheating gets you high – so what can ethics and compliance officers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Mandatory Vaccinations, Retaliation Claims, Religious Beliefs, Cybersecurity Framework

Happy birthday, California! On this day in 1850, the Golden State is admitted as the 31st US state. Want to impose mandatory vaccinations on your employees this flu season? Tread carefully… (BakerHostetler) Three weeks isn’t a lot of time to prepare for the new HIPAA rules. But it’s all you’ve got… (Spilman Thomas & Battle)… Read more »

EEOC Getting Pushback on Its Criminal Background Checks Policy. Can We or Can’t We?

For more than a year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has pushed employers to stop using background checks – which the agency says unfairly discriminate against minorities – to screen job candidates. Now judges and state officials have begun to push back. Here’s a roundup of recent updates on challenges to the EEOC’s policy against… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Acquisitions, Price Fixing Sentences, National Security Reviews, Collecting Whistleblower Awards

On this day in 1993, the Oslo Accords were signed in Norway between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. Just what the doctor ordered: a successful health care acquisition (DLA Piper) Fix prices and go to jail… (Foley & Lardner) Chinese investors can learn a lot from the 2013… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Collection, Background Checks, Two-Step Acquisitions, Securities Fraud

On the go? Get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox, every weekday morning. Sign up here. New guidance from the Digital Advertising Alliance sets forth specific requirements for the collection and use of data from mobile devices… (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) Financial institutions that use criminal background checks to screen job… Read more »

Employers Have Six Months to Comply with Wellness Program Final Rules – Are You Ready?

“The potential payoffs [from a wellness program] include savings in health care costs, decreased absenteeism and increased productivity.” (Holland & Knight) Late last month, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services issued final regulations to help employers avoid health-based discrimination when designing and implementing wellness programs. Five key takeaways for employers: 1.… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Severance Agreements, PCORI Fees, Retail Projects, Below-Cost Pricing

On this day in 1967: President Lyndon Johnson nominates Thurgood Marshall to become the first African-American justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Delaware Supreme Court has faith in the Limited Partnership Agreement… (Katten) Truth can indeed be stranger than fiction. One example: this story of an employee who secretly changed a word in her… Read more »

EEOC Files First GINA Lawsuits Against Employers – 3 Takeaways

“The message is clear: the EEOC is paying serious attention to health-related employment discrimination.” (Patton Boggs) Earlier this month, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission made history with its first-ever lawsuits filed against employers under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). From Douglas Mishkin at law firm Patton Boggs: “On May 7, 2013, the EEOC sued Fabricut,… Read more »