In Fisher, SCOTUS upheld (at least technically) affirmative action in higher education.
Employers often say they want to access social media information about a job candidate because they want to know as much about him or her as possible, but they must be very careful not to violate anti-discrimination laws.
On June 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant, upheld a provision in an arbitration agreement that barred class actions, even where litigation of individual claims would be economically infeasible.
Summer is here and students, both college and high school, are looking for employment. For an employer that may be able to provide “valuable” work experience to these students, some individuals may be willing to work for free, just to gain this valuable experience.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law H.B. 655 (linked below), which preempts laws enacted by counties, cities and other local governmental units that require employers to pay wages and provide employee benefits more favorable than those required under federal and state laws.
On May 15, 2013, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updates to four informal “Question and Answer” guidance documents relating to protections against disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).