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Sprinting to 100-day mark, White House shifts regulatory landscape

May 4th, 2021

By WK Editorial Staff
Faced with historic, national challenges on multiple fronts—public health, the economy, infrastructure, the environment, voting rights, trade, national security, corruption, etc.—the Biden Administration came flying out of the gate. One hundred days later, the pace has only intensified.
In that brief span, aided by a razor-thin majority in [Read more...]


Assigning disabled employee to unwanted position generally inappropriate if accommodation would allow employee to remain in preferred position

May 4th, 2021

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
Every circuit to have addressed the issue, observed the court, has concluded that an employer fails to accommodate a disabled employee when it transfers that employee from a position he could perform if provided with reasonable accommodations to a position he does not want.
After considering precedent from its [Read more...]


$426K jury verdict in favor of terminated diabetic GoJet pilot may increase on remand

May 4th, 2021

By Brandi O. Brown, J.D.
GoJet fired the pilot while he was on FMLA leave following a diabetes diagnosis, and a jury concluded that it had engaged in both FMLA interference and retaliation.
Dashing GoJet Airline’s hopes of escaping a $426K verdict in favor of a diabetic pilot, whom it fired once [Read more...]


Experts share insights on intersection between COVID-19 pandemic and civil rights issues

May 3rd, 2021

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
One panelist pressed for Commission guidance on workplace vaccination policies.
At a hearing on April 28, 2021, the EEOC heard from a dozen invited experts on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil rights in the workplace. It was the Commission’s first all-virtual hearing. The panelists represented a [Read more...]


500K Amazon employees to see raises to the tune of $1B

May 3rd, 2021

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
It’s Amazon’s second big announcement for employees following the union defeat in Bessemer, Alabama; the first underscored the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
On April 28, Amazon made another important announcement to employees in the aftermath of the April 9 defeat of unionization efforts at the e-commerce [Read more...]