Summertime Blues - Legislative, Regulatory and Judicial Update
United States of America
Please join us for a mid-year review of the latest developments in federal law and regulations and Supreme Court cases. We will discuss the following “hot topics”:
- New regulations for the Americans With Disabilities Act, effective May 24, 2011, extending protection to a broader group of individuals previously not considered disabled;
- New regulations under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), prohibiting/restricting employers’ requesting, disclosure, and use of genetic information in hiring and employment decisions, as well as the impact on voluntary wellness programs and health risk assessments;
- March 2, 2011 United States Supreme Court case upholding a “cat’s paw” discrimination theory, holding an employer liable for discrimination when the ultimate decision-maker did not intentionally discriminate, but was influenced by supervisors who acted with discriminatory intent;
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) amendments requiring accommodations for nursing mothers, including breaks and private location;
- Recent EEOC initiatives, including discrimination against the unemployed as a pretext for race, disability, and age discrimination; increased focus on on-site investigations; and uptick in class actions.
Come beat the “summertime blues” with this discussion of the latest “heat” for employers.