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Fourth Circuit Upholds Age Discrimination Verdict for Long-Term Employee

Published by on July 15, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a jury verdict on the age discrimination claim of a long-term employee who was terminated after a single infraction. The employee also alleged that a comment referencing her “grandbabies” was made immediately following her termination.

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Update on Paid Sick Leave in Texas

Published by on July 12, 2019

San Antonio and Dallas have passed paid sick leave ordinances, and the future of Austin’s paid sick leave ordinance remains uncertain while it is being challenged in court.

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Department of Labor and the NLRB Consider Whether Gig Workers Are Independent Contractors

Published by on June 24, 2019

The two agencies recently released guidance advising that certain gig workers—workers who perform temporary, flexible jobs (often obtained through a virtual platform)—were not employees, but independent contractors.

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Connecticut Court Says Intermittent Leave Is Not a Reasonable Accommodation

Published by on June 21, 2019

The Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed summary judgment for an employer by holding intermittent leave was not a reasonable accommodation when attendance was an essential function of the employee’s position.

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