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The Birth of New Rights for Pregnant, Postpartum, and Nursing Employees

Labor and Employment Law
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)[1] and the Providing Urgent Maternal...

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned for Labor and Employment Practitioners

Labor and Employment Law
On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a national emergency. As state and local...

What Employment Lawyers Should Know About the Form I-9 Overhaul: Factors to Prevent and Mitigate Liability

Labor and Employment Law
Employers’ requirements to verify a worker’s employment eligibility and identity are a minefield for potential mistakes and liability. The Form...

Understanding the Bounds of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the Wake of Van Buren

Featured Article
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. §1030 (the CFAA), imposes criminal and civil liability on individuals who access...

Proceed with Caution: Voluntary Diversity Efforts Must Be Undertaken with Care to Limit Litigation Risk for Employers

Labor and Employment Law
Employers across the country are voluntarily implementing plans to promote diversity within their workforce, especially in management positions. Wells Fargo,...

Diversity Initiatives and the Backlash of Reverse Discrimination Claims

Labor and Employment Law
By now, most Americans have probably heard of the Black Lives Matter and Me Too movements. Although the Black Lives...

Preventing Re-Victimization of Sexual Harassment Victims: The Limits of Discovery of Plaintiff’s Intimate Past in Sexual Harassment Suits

Labor and Employment Law
While the most recent claims surrounding New York’s governor have yet to play out, it remains an unfortunate reality that...

Accommodating Mental Disabilities During and After the Pandemic

Labor and Employment Law
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased stress, anxiety, and depression for many people, but particularly those suffering from preexisting mental...

Calculating Economic Losses in 11th Circuit Employment Termination Cases

Labor and Employment Law
Economic damages from lost pay have always been an important consideration when employment lawyers are advising potential plaintiffs as to...

Social Media and the Progressive Limitations on Public Sector Employees’ First Amendment Right to Free Speech

Labor and Employment Law
There are moments in history that mark advancements in communication from which humans will never return. Such moments include the...