On Friday, a federal judge in Arkansas dismissed a lawsuit that 17 states had filed challenging aspects of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)  — specifically the part that deals with “elective abortions.”

Yesterday, another federal judge in Louisiana enjoined the EEOC from requiring employers in Louisiana and Mississippi to accommodate elective abortions, i.e., an abortion prompted exclusively by the woman’s choice, where no physical or mental condition related to, affected by, or arising out of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions exists. Continue reading


On Friday, a federal judge in Arkansas dismissed a lawsuit that 17 states had filed challenging aspects of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission‘s final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)  — specifically the part that deals with “elective abortions.” Continue reading


I disappeared down a few Google rabbit holes in my attempt to find the right coffee pun to introduce yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in which eight out of nine justices agreed to recalibrate the test for when the National Labor Relations Board seeks an injunction in federal court to curtail what it believes is an employer’s (here, Starbucks) unfair treatment of employees.

I know it was a tall order. Continue reading


This week, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Representatives Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA-03) and Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-12) reintroduced the Restoring Justice for Workers Act, which Ms. Murray describes as legislation to end forced arbitration clauses and protect workers’ ability to pursue work-related claims in court. Continue reading


A federal appellate court recently breathed new life into the discrimination claims of a tanker driver alleging that his race motivated his employer to terminate his employment for it deemed reckless driving. His evidence? His employer had treated him differently than other tanker drivers who engaged in conduct that was similar enough to his.

So, let’s explore how other employees may be similarly situated to one another in the context of a discrimination claim. Continue reading

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