Human Resources News & Insights

Landmark Supreme Court ruling gives HR a powerful tool to prevent pay lawsuits

Employers everywhere will likely rush to get their employees to sign the type of employment agreement the High Court just ruled has great power to protect businesses from costly wage-and-hour lawsuits.

Supreme Court declines ADA leave case: Why that’s not a bad thing

So the Supreme Court decided not to tackle whether extended leave is a reasonable ADA accommodation. But that could be more good news than bad for employers.

Is sexual orientation discrimination illegal? New court ruling on divisive issue

Whether or not sexual orientation discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has been hotly debated by several courts in recent months.

Is sexual orientation discrimination prohibited by Civil Rights Act? Supreme Court says …

Several courts have been dealing with sexual orientation discrimination cases differently, and many were looking to the Supreme Court for a definitive answer.

Supreme Court just killed this pay option for some: Is your firm impacted?

When the Supreme Court opted not to hear a recent FLSA case, it effectively killed a pay option for many employers and left one California city on the hook for a serious amount of back pay.

Contradictory rulings on gay rights under Title VII: High Court showdown imminent?

A federal appeals court in Chicago just ruled that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. But the ruling actually muddies the waters of the issue for employers.

Federal court says sexual orientation not protected under Title VII: Now what?

Just when you think the employment law world has reached a solid conclusion on an issue, something like this happens. 

Supreme Court gives workers a little more room to sue you

The Supreme Court’s latest ruling isn’t going to make a lot of employers happy. 

In a surprise move, Supreme Court offers compromise on contraceptive issue

Just when HR pros were all but certain the Supreme Court was going to issue a split decision in the case centering on the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate, the High Court surprised everybody by doing something it hasn’t done in well over half a century.  

When pregnancy and light duty collide: What you need to know

It’s a new day and age for pregnant employee protections. As a result, old-school light duty policies are getting torn to shreds in court. Here’s what they can’t say anymore: