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Author: Lindsay M. Rinehart

Federal Bill Banning Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Passes in the House

On Friday, May 17, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill which would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in workplaces, public accommodations, housing and more.  Called the “Equality Act …

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First Class or No Class? U.S. Supreme Court Says “No Class!” and Rules Ambiguous Language in Arbitration Agreement Does Not Authorize Class Arbitration

On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court decided, in a 5-4 decision, that ambiguous language in an arbitration agreement within an employment contract could not serve as a basis to compel class arbitration under the …

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Title VII Discrimination Claims Can Go Straight to Federal Court Rules Supreme Court

On Monday, June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled federal courts can hear discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act even if they are not first brought to the U.S. Equal …

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The Statement “Your People Eat Dogs” is Enough for Racial Bias Suit, says Washington District Court Judge

On April 16, a federal judge in Washington State rejected Royal Canin USA, LLC’s (“Royal Canin”) request for summary judgement in a suit filed by an ex Chinese-American employee claiming he was subjected to racial …

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Social Security Administration “No-Match” Letters are Back! Have You Gotten One?

The Social Security Administration (“SSA” or the “Agency”) has officially resumed issuing Employer Correction Requests, commonly known as social security number “no-match” letters. These letters, which alert employers of mismatches between submitted W-2 form information …

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