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$1.8M verdict in favor of male police officer in sex bias case overturned

May 10th, 2021

By Brandi O. Brown, J.D.
Although the jury had found in the officer’s favor on his Title VII claim, the court found the female comparator, who had had accused him of rape, was not a proper comparator.
In an unpublished decision the Fourth Circuit overturned a jury verdict in favor of a [Read more...]

Deaf individual had standing to sue city for inaccessible website

May 10th, 2021

By Joy P. Waltemath, J.D.
He adequately alleged a stigmatic injury for which he sought compensatory damages.
In a non-employment ADA disability discrimination case involving access to a city’s non-captioned videos on its website, the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court’s findings that the deaf individual lacked standing because he failed to demonstrate [Read more...]

Under HERO Act, New York employers will be required to meet airborne infectious disease standard

May 10th, 2021

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
The New York HERO Act, signed into law May 5, also requires businesses with 10 or more employees to permit employees to establish and administer a joint labor-management workplace safety committee.
On May 5, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the “New York HERO Act” (S.1034-B/A.2681-B), requiring [Read more...]

Top labor and employment developments for April 2021

May 7th, 2021

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
In case you missed the in-depth coverage of Labor & Employment Law Daily during April, here’s a recap of some key developments in the L&E community.

White House: Executive orders created the “White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment” and raised the minimum wage on federal contracts $15 per [Read more...]

New York AG wants Amazon’s ‘anticipatory federal action’ over COVID-19 safety dismissed

May 7th, 2021

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
Amazon filed suit in federal court one day before the New York AG’s office filed a state court action over the online retailer’s allegedly deficient pandemic safety practices.
New York Attorney General Letitia James is asking a federal district court in New York to dismiss, or alternatively stay, [Read more...]