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US Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Sexual Orientation and Transgender Employees Are Protected Under Title VII

Photo: Beatrice Murch via Flickr (CC by 2.0)The US Supreme Court recently announced it accepted three cases that will determine the scope of “sex” discrimination under federal law.  Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, makes it unlawful for … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Interpretive Statement on whether CWA NPDES Permit Program Applies to Releases of a Pollutant from a Point Source to Groundwater

By James V. Aidala and Susan M. Kirsch On April 23, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was making available its Interpretive Statement addressing whether the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit … Continue reading

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9th Circuit to consider whether the FAAAA preempts California’s ABC test for independent contractor truck drivers

California companies have been required to reconsider their use of independent contractors since the state’s Supreme Court outlined the new ABC test in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court. Unlike the prior Borello test, which involved the balancing of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Title VII Protects Gays and Transgender Individuals

The U.S. Supreme Court today granted review in three cases involving important questions of LGBT rights under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  First the Court granted certiorari in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, (Docket No. 17-1618) (SCOTUSblog Case Page) … Continue reading

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United States Supreme Court to Decide Whether Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Preference Illegal Under Title VII

Important Case Will be Given Great ConsiderationIs Employment Discrimination Based Upon Gender Identity or Sexual Preference Illegal?The Supreme Court announced today that it would decide whether Title VII (aka The Civil Rights Act of 1964) , America’s foremost anti-discrimination in … Continue reading

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