On Wednesday, July 8, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated ruling deciding that teachers at religious schools could not claim protections under anti-discrimination laws. The central issue in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru concerned the scope of the “ministerial exception”—a legal doctrine grounded in the First Amendment fashioned to protect a religious…

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WORDS MATTER: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Title VII And The Prohibition Of Discrimination “On The Basis Of Sex” Protects LGBTQ Workers “Sometimes small gestures can have unexpected consequences. Major initiatives practically guarantee them.”   With those two sentences, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch launched into an opinion that few anticipated, though which in retrospect…

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Is it safe for work to reopen? That is the biggest question employers everywhere are asking as COVID-19 stay-at-home orders start to lift. But that one question spawns many others, such as: Who will come back to work? Will employees want to come in to work,or is telework the “new normal”? What safety precautions must…

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Our 20-part blog series, Planning for the Rebound, is now at the end, which may leave you thinking that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come your way. Not to dull your ebullient mood, but you are not. Problems will arise, and you will face issues that you never dreamed could arise. In…

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Unfortunately, this is no childhood bedtime story. An alternative title (with apologies to The Bard) could be “The Winter of our Discontent.” The unflappable Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has declared “it is inevitable that we will have a return of the virus” and that “how…

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