Month: April 2017
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Gender non-Conformity Discrimination is Actionable under Title VII in Florida
In an important decision affecting Florida employers, on March 10, 2017, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided that sexual orientation discrimination is not actionable under Title VII.  Title VII is the federal law that protects employees from employment discrimination in the workplace, but it is not the only law.  Florida state law, as w...
Construction Silica Regulation delayed until Sept 23, 2017
WASHINGTON – On April 6, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard that applies to the construction industry.  The 90 day delay will be used for additional outreach and development of educational materials and guidance for employers....
Wellness Program Lawsuit Settled, Employer Pays $100,000 and Changes Program
MINNEAPOLIS — On April 5, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has resolved its lawsuit against Orion Energy Systems, a Wisconsin lighting company after it challenged its wellness program under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The lawsuit also alleged that Orion Lighting retaliated against an ...
Assistant GMs at Wawa Sue for Overtime in NJ, PA
CAMDEN, NJ – In late January 2017, four (4) former Wawa employees filed a proposed class-action lawsuit contending the firm improperly denied overtime pay to some workers at its convenience stores.  The men contend Wawa’s pay practices for assistant general managers (AGMs) violate federal and state laws in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Mar...
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