By Michael C. Addy and Pamela Vartabedian

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On January 17, 2023, the Tenth Circuit issued a decision in Norwood v. United Parcel Service .  The Tenth Circuit affirmed the trial court’s decision in favor of United Parcel Service (“UPS”), holding that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) does not require employers to immediately tell employees of approved possible

Continue Reading “Concealing” Approved Accommodations? Tenth Circuit Finds it Does Not Violate the ADA in Certain Circumstances

By Tracy Billows, Sara Fowler, Ala Salameh, Josh Seidman, and Meg Toth

What You Need To Know:

  • The legislation would provide eligible Illinois employees with up to 12 weeks of leave in a 24-month period, to be used for time
  • Continue Reading Illinois Contemplates Paid Family Leave Insurance Program

    Seyfarth Synopsis: Seyfarth announces the publication of Seyfarth Shaw’s 2023 Edition of its EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report.

    It is with great excitement that we announce the publication of Seyfarth Shaw’s 2023 Edition of its EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report. 2022 was another year of great change at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – and 2023 promises to be a year of

    Continue Reading Seyfarth’s 2023 EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report Focuses on Big Changes at the EEOC

    By David S. Wilson  and Catherine M. Dacre  

    Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 6, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in Baro v. Lake County Federation of Teachers. The three-judge panel unanimously held that the Plaintiff’s mistaken agreement to join a labor union was not a violation of her First Amendment rights

    Continue Reading No Takebacks! Seventh Circuit Upholds Mistaken Union Membership

    By Gillian B. LeporeSara FowlerMegan P. TothTracy M. Billows, and Joshua D. Seidman

    Seyfarth Synopsis: A bill that would provide paid leave for all workers in Illinois is awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signature.  If signed into law, the bill would provide up to 40 hours of paid leave for eligible employees, effective January

    Continue Reading If Pain (Or Anything Else), Yes Gain—Part 104: Illinois to Become Third State to Enact Paid Leave Law

    By Minh N. Vu

    Seyfarth Synopsis: We predict another busy year on all fronts as DOJ continues to push its regulatory and enforcement agenda.

    Lawsuit Numbers. Last January, we predicted that roughly the same number of ADA Title III lawsuits would be filed in federal court in 2022 as in 2021, but halfway through 2022 it became apparent that the

    Continue Reading ADA Title III Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead for 2023?

    By Michelle ShamouilianDaniel I. SmallCourtney S. Stieber, and Robert S. Whitman

    Seyfarth Synopsis: A bill pending in the New York City Council would prohibit employers from discharging employees absent just cause or a bona fide economic reason.  The bill would also ban employers from relying on data collected through electronic monitoring when discharging or disciplining

    Continue Reading At-Will No More? New York City Bill Would Restrict Discharge of Employees

    By A. Scott HeckerAdam R. YoungPatrick D. JoyceJames L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

    Seyfarth Synopsis: On its website, OSHA is highlighting the hazards of working in winter weather and providing resources for employers to help protect their workers. 

    Employers must remember that weather-based hazards exist not only in the heat and humidity

    Continue Reading From Snowmageddon to Snowpocalypse: OSHA Highlights Potential Winter Weather Hazards

    By Elizabeth L. Humphrey and Jennifer L. Mora

    Seyfarth Synopsis: Nevada, like most states, has legalized cannabis for medicinal use. Although permitted under state law, a Nevada employee may still face discipline under a company’s drug policy. To address that concern, the Nevada Legislature passed a law requiring employers to attempt to make reasonable accommodations for its employees’ use of

    Continue Reading Nevada Supreme Court Finds a Private Right of Action Under Nevada’s Medical Cannabis Law