By Regina Speed-Bost, Partner, Schiff Hardin, LLP
ALTHOUGH THE AMERICAN legal system has directly addressed the barriers that exist for diverse workers, sadly the legal profession has been slow to adopt the very changes that laws we help shape are intended to bring. Yet, as with any profession, time and circumstance have changed the practice [...]
By Lecia Johnson, Shareholder, Godfrey & Kahn, SC
In recent years, laws have been clarified and expanded to reflect the evolving family structures of employees. For example, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an Administrator’s Interpretation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) which clarifies that family leave is available not only [...]
By Evie Jeang, Managing Partner, Ideal Legal Group, Inc.
Politics have played a large role in pushing immigration reform, however many people still don’t know the hard facts about immigration, making legitimate and longstanding reform more difficult to achieve. I regularly represent illegal immigrants seeking to gain U.S. citizenship, and know firsthand the complexities and [...]
By Elizabeth Williams-Riley, President and CEO, American Conference on Diversity
FROM THE REPEAL of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to the New York City law that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against unemployed applicants, the law is paving the way to create more inclusive workplaces for our ever-diversifying nation. Drastic economic challenges—high unemployment rates [...]
An Interview with Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine
Q. What are the likely outcomes of the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases?
I’ve read the merits briefs in both cases, and I think the Supreme Court is going to have to struggle to find ways to uphold these two laws. I think we’re on the threshold of [...]
During Barack Obama’s first term as president, most of his pro-employee legislative agenda was stymied by Congress. Undeterred, the Obama Administration turned to administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to move forward its workplace agenda. The stakes continue to be high [...]
By Bari Zell Weingberger | WEINBERGER LAW GROUP, NEW JERSEY
New Department of Defense statistics show that women serving in the military are now three times more likely than men to end their marriages.
What does the stress of war do to marriage? In recent years, this question has been answered by Department [...]
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