Human Resources News & Insights

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: 

Abercrombie settles 7-year-old, religious discrimination case: The cost?

After suffering a defeat at the hands of the Supreme Court in the high-profile religious discrimination case brought against it by former applicant Samantha Elauf, retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has decided to settle with Elauf. 

Same-sex marriage legalized everywhere: What employers have to do now

The same-sex marriage argument has finally been settled in the U.S — at least from a legal standpoint. Every state is now required to allow and acknowledge same-sex marriages. This has significant implications for employers. Here’s a breakdown of what they are. 

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare again … but why?

Once again the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — and upheld a component that’s become an essential part of the law. So now HR pros can start worrying about the upcoming Obamacare compliance challenges without any major distractions.