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Offsides: Supreme Court’s Ruling Against School District Requires a Restart When Thinking About Religion in the Workplace
The widely reported Supreme Court case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, No. 21-418 (S. Ct. June 27, 2022) warrants all the attention it has been getting. The Court’s penalty flag against the local Washington school district fortifies an ongoing...
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All Hair is Good Hair: An Update on the CROWN Act and State CROWN Acts
For years, American employers have enforced employee dress and grooming standards, some of which include standards on hairstyles. In the past, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has indicated that “race” includes more than the co...
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Employers Can’t Require Employees to Arbitrate or Waive Collective Actions of Sexual Assault or Sexual Harassment Disputes
For many years, employers have relied on the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) and pre-dispute arbitration agreements to require employees to privately arbitrate disputes, rather than pursue them in the judicial system or participate in class actions....
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New Oregon Laws Impacting Employers in 2021
The Oregon Legislature passed a number of bills this session that may affect employers, including new restricting noncompetition agreements, expanding employment and school district discrimination definitions related to hairstyles and dress codes, an...
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