By Anne S. Bider, Robert A. Fisher, and James M. Hlawek

Seyfarth Synopsis: On February 5, 2017, in M.C.A.D. v. Country Bank for Savings, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (“MCAD”) held that an employer engaged in unlawful disability discrimination when it terminated an employee whose medical leave had ended and who could not

By Lucas Deloach

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recent research suggests employers will manage an increasing number of employee requests for caregiving leave.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office has issued research briefs discussing two commissioned studies that examined paid family leave programs in California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. Those studies reveal trend lines

By Lawrence Postol

In Seyfarth’s continuing effort to stay on top of all topics relevant and interesting, several colleagues have started “The Blunt Truth” blog, which will address the legal and practical implications of cannabis laws across the U.S. and their impacts on the business community. Check out this week’s blog piece HERE.  And

By Adam Smiley and Samuel Sverdlov

Veterans Day, which initially was conceived as a day to commemorate the end of World War I, has evolved into an annual celebration to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

On Veterans Day we self-reflect on the sacrifices of those who served our country, and

Johanna T. Wise and Alex Meier

Several recent Supreme Court decisions have upended causation standards in the statutory alphabet soup of federal remedial rights. It is now clear that “but for” causation governs discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) and retaliation claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of

By: Tracy Billows

Although employers are not required by law to have employee handbooks, if an employer chooses to go down such a path, legal compliance and being current with latest trends is a must. A non-compliant employee handbook can be used in claims of discrimination, union grievances, and other employee-employer disputes. Does your employee