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New York City teachers cannot request remote work as accommodation based on family members’ COVID-19 risk

October 1st, 2020

By Tulay Turan, J.D.
The state’s accommodation policy was based on medical evidence, including guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the ADA, which does not require an accommodation for a relative’s disability.
The New York Department of Education’s COVID-19 accommodation policy had a rational basis and was [Read more...]

Dems update HEROES Act to reflect new needs, bipartisan negotiations

October 1st, 2020

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
The updated version would improve the Paycheck Protection Program, extend the Payroll Support Program to keep airline industry workers paid, and provide $57 billion to support child care for families.
House Democrats have updated their Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act to address what they say [Read more...]

State high court would likely find implied private right of action in Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act

October 1st, 2020

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
The court further found an employee who was discharged after failing a drug test because her medical marijuana card had expired plausibly alleged entitlement to relief under the MMA.
In an issue of first impression in the Circuit, a federal court in Pennsylvania held that the state’s high [Read more...]

Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe’s constitutional claims against FBI and DOJ proceed

October 1st, 2020

By Brandi O. Brown, J.D.
The long-time FBI employee who was fired on the night of his planned retirement alleged that his discharge stemmed from his unwillingness to pledge personal loyalty to President Trump and that the rush to judgment violated his due process rights.
A federal district court in the District [Read more...]

Alphabet, Inc., to pay $310M to resolve shareholder suits over sexual harassment, discrimination

September 29th, 2020

By WK Editorial Staff
Plaintiffs alleged that current and former board members and officers participated in or acquiesced to a culture that fostered a long-standing pattern of sexual harassment and discrimination.
Alphabet, Inc., the parent company of Google, has finalized a $310 million settlement to resolve litigation related to sexual harassment and [Read more...]