Category: Civil Rights and Constitutional Law

Are Websites Places of Public Accommodation?

By now, most lawyers are aware that Title III of the ADA applies to activities of an entity whose operations “affect commerce” and is a “place of public accommodation” as defined by statute. 42 U.S.C. § 12181(7)(A)-(L). Commerce is defined…

New Rights to Time Off Work to Accompany a Pregnant Woman to Ante-Natal Appointments and to Attend Adoption Appointments

Employees and certain agency workers in England and Wales who have a “qualifying relationship” with a pregnant woman will have the statutory right to unpaid time off work in order to accompany the woman to no more than two ante-natal…

Fifth Circuit Says Community Service Can Be Protected Religious Practice

Title VII requires employers to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs and practices. Understandably, courts are reluctant to make judicial determinations as to what are and what are not sincere religious activities. Last month, the Fifth Circuit…By: Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein…

U.S. Department of Justice Issues Guidance on an Employer’s Acceptance of Excess I-9 Documentation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) is responsible for enforcing the antidiscrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)….By: Carlton Fields Jorden Burt Related Articles: EEOC Issues New Enforcement…

OFCCP Releases NPRM on Pay Transparency Requirements

It has long been a professional faux pas to ask someone how much money they make, and some employers prohibit their employees from talking about it. Well, if you are a federal contractor or subcontractor, be prepared to set aside…