Other Laws

Memo
24-087
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.


Memo
24-085
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.


Memo
24-081
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.


Memo
24-070
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.


Memo
24-068
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


Memo
24-049
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


Memo
24-048
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.


Memo
24-041
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.


Memo
24-040
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


Memo
24-034
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


Memo
24-032
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


Memo
24-014
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.


Memo
24-004
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


Memo
24-002
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


Memo
23-210
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.


Memo
23-209
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


Memo
23-200
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


Memo
23-189
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.


Memo
23-185
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


Memo
23-178
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.


Memo
23-177
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.


Memo
23-167
Wednesday, August 23, 2023

As expected, the Department of Labor has issued final revised regulations under the federal Davis-Bacon Act that will make it much easier for unionized construction companies to win federal contracts.


Memo
23-162
Tuesday, August 15, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proposed regulations to implement the recently enacted PWFA. The proposed regulations are not without controversy, however, as our memo explains.


Memo
23-136
Monday, July 10, 2023

In one of the relatively rare decisions issued by a federal appeals court interpreting the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Second Circuit addresses the key term “operating unit.”


Memo
23-127
Monday, June 26, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC members are reminded that the PWFA goes into effect this week, and will require reasonable accommodation of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.


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