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SUPREME COURT RULES THAT TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT PROHIBITS EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND SEXUAL IDENTITY

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court, by a 6-3 margin, published a historic decision that greatly expands the definition of “sex” discrimination under the federal Civil Rights Act, also known as Title VII.  In Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, Justice Gorsuch, a Trump appointee, penned the Court’s majority opinion holding that an employer who terminates an employee due to the employee’s sexual orientation or sexual identity violates Title VII’s prohibition on workplace discrimination because it discriminates on the basis of sex.

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Texas Federal Judge Enjoins U.S. Department of Labor from Implementing and Enforcing its Final Rule Regarding Overtime Eligibility
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U.S. District Judge Mazzant from the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that precludes the Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing or enforcing its Final Rule increasing the minimum salary level applicable to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees (EAP) in State of Nevada v. U.S. Department of Labor.

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Another Delay in the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate - A Reprieve for Many Employers

The Obama administration announced last week that some mid-sized businesses would have an additional year to comply with the employer mandate or “pay or play” provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The employer mandate requires businesses with at least fifty (50) employees to either offer health plans that meet minimum coverage and affordability standards or pay a penalty known as the “employer responsibility payment.”

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Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) - Steps Small Business Should be Taking Now to Prepare

In July of 2013, the Obama administration delayed the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer reporting requirements. Small business owners should be using the remainder of 2013 and 2014 to prepare for January 1, 2015, the date that the employer mandate becomes fully effective.

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Past Articles

Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Investor

On June 5, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved a new regulation…

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When “Going Green” Isn’t Attractive – MD Court of Special Appeals Determines HOA Architectural Commi

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals provides helpful guidelines to homeowners and HOAs in addressing…

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Regulation Best Interest: Higher Standards for Broker-Dealers, Strengthened Protections for Clients

In June, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted a new regulation, Regulation…

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The Requirements and Impact of the Insurance Data Security Model Law

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recommended that states pass the Insurance Data…

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SEC Imposes New Requirements for Brokers and Advisers in Adoption of Regulation Best Interest

On June 5, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the Regulation Best Interest,…

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