In addition to the requirements imposed by various anti-discrimination statutes, employers must comply with an extensive array of supplemental regulations intended to clarify employer responsibilities. Occasionally, however, a regulation may create conflict and confusion rather than clarity. In our first article, Brian Franklin examines a recent court decision invalidating one of the federal Department of Labor's regulations addressing FMLA leave.
Next, Art Aviles summarizes three employment-related cases pending on the Supreme Court's docket. The Court's decisions will address the scope of Title VII's anti-retaliation clause, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act's impact on retirement benefits, and the enforceability of certain collectively bargained mandatory arbitration provisions.
Finally, Peter Strelitz and Victoria Ott Keith discuss recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The amendments, which take effect January 1, 2009, will broaden the statutory protections afforded to disabled workers.
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