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Commentary Round-up for Bostock and Harris Oral Arguments

Published October 10th, 2019 -

On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a group of cases that will determine whether Title VII’s prohibition against discrimination because of sex extends to discrimination because of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The unifying theme was... More »

October 10th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — October 10, 2019

Published October 10th, 2019 -

Yesterday The New York Times spotlighted a post-Janus battle in Alaska over public sector union membership.  While Alaska has traditionally been friendly union territory, Governor Mike Dunleavy, a conservative Republican who took office late last year, has sho... More »

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Bostock and Harris Oral Argument Transcripts

Published October 8th, 2019 -

The Supreme Court has posted the transcripts of this morning’s oral arguments in Bostock (consolidated with Zarda) and Harris.  Justice Gorsuch said that an interpretation of Title VII favoring LGBTQ workers will result in “massive social upheaval,” but early ... More »

September 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 26, 2019

Published September 26th, 2019 -

Yesterday the House Education and Labor Committee approved the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act in a 26-21 vote.  It now proceeds to the House Committee on Rules.  Among other reforms, the bill would broaden the definitions of employee and employer u... More »

September 12th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — September 12, 2019

Published September 12th, 2019 -

In response to the California legislature’s passage of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), a bill that largely codifies the California Supreme Court’s decision last year in Dynamex Operations West, Uber is claiming that it will continue to classify its workers as independe... More »

August 26th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 26, 2019

Published August 26th, 2019 -

20,000 AT&T workers across the Southeast are on strike after the company allegedly committed unfair labor practices in bargaining (or not bargaining) a new contract.  The Communications Workers of America, the union representing the workers, says that the ... More »

August 25th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — August 24-25, 2019

Published August 25th, 2019 -

On Friday, the National Labor Relations Board held in Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation that the employees of a property’s contractor or licensee do not have the same access rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act as the employe... More »

August 15th, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary — August 15, 2019

Published August 15th, 2019 -

Two former Jones Day associates, a married couple, filed suit against the firm alleging various forms of discrimination, retaliation, and interference.  They first allege that the firm’s parental leave policy providing 10 weeks of paid leave to biological pare... More »