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A new report by economists from The University of Chicago (“Chicago”) and the University of California, Berkeley (“Berkeley”) is grabbing headlines for claiming it will show a number of Fortune 500 companies discriminate based upon whether names on applications are more traditionally associated with white applicants or with black applicants.

August 3, 2021
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In August 2020, while most of us were thinking of ways to modernize our new work-from-home office/kitchen combo to avoid going stir-crazy, the SEC adopted various amendments to Regulation S-K in an effort to modernize disclosures.

February 5, 2021
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President-elect Joe Biden has laid out a range of employment-related initiatives, including goals that could significantly impact labor law, immigration, government contracting, employee safety, wage and hour, and other matters that affect the workplace.

December 15, 2020
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In its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, The Walt Disney Company announced that it is “committed to ensuring that more women . . . have the chance to contribute in meaningful ways, in all areas of our business.

July 7, 2020
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Nearly five years ago, I was driving south on Highway 59 to visit a client’s facility. At 9 a.m., I pulled over on the shoulder near Edna, Texas, got out my phone and went to https://www.scotusblog.com/ to check if the Supreme Court had issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.

June 16, 2020
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Last Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the first LGBTQ rights cases to be heard by the Court since the 2015 gay marriage case.

October 15, 2019
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Tomorrow, June 28, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riot where gay men and lesbians fought back during a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. Because this…

June 27, 2019
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While the Supreme Court has not yet resolved the question of whether Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, I have previously noted in this blog that there are good legal —…

June 5, 2018
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While employers and their lawyers love to demonize California’s employment laws, I have always thought that California’s requirement that all supervisors and managers receive interactive training in…

May 24, 2018
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If your company is one of the 1,000 federal contractor establishments (including prime contractors and subcontractors) that received a corporate scheduling announcement letter (a “CSAL”) from the…

February 13, 2018
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As I predicted last week , a conflict among the circuits now exists on whether gays are protected from workplace discrimination. In yesterday’s landmark opinion in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community…

April 5, 2017