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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

In a significant ruling, the Supreme Court has held that the lower federal courts should no longer give deference to agency interpretations of vague or unclear statutory language.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Federal district courts have reached different conclusions in assessing challenges to controversial parts of the EEOC’s regulations implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Our memo explains.

Monday, June 17, 2024

In what could be a precedent for other federal whistleblower protection laws, Congress has added substantial monetary penalties as a remedy for whistleblower retaliation related to aviation safety violations.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The High Court’s pro-arbitration ruling resolves a split among the federal appeals courts as to whether a trial court must put a lawsuit on hold rather than dismiss it when arbitration has been ordered.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

A bill approved by Congress to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration for another five years contains a provision regarding lactation protection for airline crew members.

Monday, May 20, 2024

As we predicted, a lawsuit has been filed by the Republican Attorneys General of 18 separate states challenging the EEOC’s new anti-harassment guidance and its SOGI discrimination provisions.

Monday, May 13, 2024

Two recent case developments involving lawsuits brought under Washington state’s salary disclosure law offer some insights as to the types of challenges that are being brought under similar state laws and how the courts might deal with them.

Monday, April 22, 2024

The ruling by the High Court further clarifies the scope of the transportation worker exemption contained in the Federal Arbitration Act.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

CWC WEB WORKSHOP on April 30, 2024. The EEOC, over the objection of two of its Commissioners, has issued final regulations interpreting the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, giving the law an expansive reading that is almost certain to be challenged in

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

President Biden has submitted his fiscal year 2025 budget to Congress, and as with the President’s earlier budget requests, it calls for increased funding for the EEOC and other workplace regulators as well as for major policy changes such as a paid

Monday, March 18, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it intends to roll out a pilot program later this year that would award bounties to corporate whistleblowers who are not otherwise eligible for cash rewards under current federal laws.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

A federal trial court has ruled that the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act cannot be enforced against the state of Texas because the House of Representatives did not have a necessary Constitutional quorum when the PWFA was enacted.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Data released recently by the four federal agencies with primary jurisdiction over federal whistleblower laws show an increase in both allegations of fraudulent activity as well as an increase in complaints alleging retaliation for blowing the whistl

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The U.S. Supreme Court has made it easier for a whistleblower claiming retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act to prevail by ruling that the person does not need to show retaliatory intent before the burden shifts back to the employer to prove that

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The EEOC has amended its procedural regulations to account for enactment of the PWFA, which went into effect last June. The agency’s proposed PWFA substantive regulations are still awaiting approval by the White House Offic

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Enforcement of a 2019 California law (AB 51) that bans mandatory employment arbitration agreements has been permanently enjoined pursuant to a federal court order entered on January 2, 2024.

Thursday, January 4, 2024

A federal court in California has ordered OFCCP to disclose federal contractors’ EEO-1 “Type 2” consolidated data in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, including Type 2 data submitted by contractors that objected to FOIA disclosure on

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Department of Labor has issued a final rule reinstating a policy implemented during the Obama Administration and rescinded by the Trump Administration that requires a successor contractor covered by the federal Service Contract Act to offer emplo

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC is pleased to announce a new online training resource designed to help our members understand the requirements of the recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The Supreme Court’s landmark race-based college admissions ruling in Harvard/UNC implicated “Title VI” of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. So, what is Title VI, who does it cover, and what is its relationship to the more familiar Title VII? CWC’s primer ex

Monday, October 16, 2023

CWC has filed written comments with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the agency’s proposed regulations to implement the recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. While we support many of the proposed provisions as consistent with

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

An advisory group created by law to make recommendations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has recommended that the agency expand the amount of information covered companies must disclose publicly regarding their human capital.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The Securities and Exchange Commission has fined a company $225,000 for using a separation agreement that the agency alleges deprived departing employees of being able to exercise their “bounty hunter” rights under the Dodd-Frank financial reform law

Monday, September 11, 2023

Joining two other federal circuit courts, the Fourth Circuit has ruled that retaliation claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act are limited to “equitable” relief only.

Monday, September 11, 2023

A new law enacted by Congress late last year entitled the “No TikTok on Government Devices Act” has compliance implications for federal contractors. Our memo explains.

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