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Jul 8, 2019

Alcoholism, But Not Obesity, Considered Impairment Under ADA

By: Storrs Downey and Jessica Jackler In a case of first impression in the 7th Circuit, the court held that obesity is not considered an impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) unless that condition is due to an underlying “physiological disorder of condition.” Richardson v. Chicago Transit Authority, […]

May 17, 2019

DOL Provides Guidance on Classification of Independent Contractors in Gig Economy

By: Jessica Jackler On April 29, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter providing guidance for gig economy companies on when to properly classify workers as independent contractors versus employees. Independent contractors are not subject to minimum wage and overtime requirements imposed by the Fair Labor Standards […]

Apr 25, 2019

Key Reminders about Discrimination and Retaliation

By: Cary Schwimmer Every anti-discrimination statute contains a provision prohibiting the employer from retaliating against an employee for making a discrimination claim. Employers may not retaliate against employees who make an internal discrimination complaint; file a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or similar state or local […]

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