Number 35: Title IX: We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby For starters, you can’t refer to employees in the workplace as “baby” anymore. And for that, we can thank the enactment of a Title VII and Title IX. We’ve covered the enactment of Title VII here. 

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Category: Higher Education,

Number 18: When Is An Employer Liable For Harassment By Its Employees? Although Title VII was passed in 1964, it wasn’t until 1998 that the United States Supreme Court handed down two significant decisions in the companion cases of Faragher v. Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998) and Burlington Industries, Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S….

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Category: EEO,

The United States Supreme Court issued its 7-1 decision in Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin today.  Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the Court, Justice Ginsburg dissented, Justice Kagan recused herself. The Court vacated the decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal which had upheld the University’s consideration of race as one…

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As previously reported, in August 2011 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) adopted a rule that required most private-sector employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act by posting a notice where other employee notices are customarily posted, including on the employer’s website.  An employer’s failure to do so would…

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Category: NLRB,