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New York's paid vacation law could cost companies $1.6 billion a year

Washington Examiner

The traction that such initiatives gained around the country may signal that paid-vacation initiatives will also spread — perhaps as high as the federal level, according to Wayne Outten, the founding partner of Outten & Golden and president of Workplace Fairness, a nonprofit group that advocates for employee rights...Another pressure point may be that the U.S. lags behind most other industrialized Western nations on paid leave. Among the reasons is the relative weakness of the country’s unions, Outten said. While organized labor won the passage of U.S. laws guaranteeing a 40-hour work week and a minimum wage during the early 20th century, its strength has dissipated in the decades since.

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Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change

Nato Green

Women’s national team escalates dispute with U.S. Soccer, filing gender discrimination lawsuit

Lindsay Gibbs

Raising the minimum wage works

Laura Clawson

Time’s Up: Time to Reconsider the “Severe and Pervasive” Standard for Sexual Harassment

Krista Wallace

How People with Disabilities Can Find the Best Job Opportunities Out There

Jim McKinley

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Fox v. Costco Wholesale Corp.

Held that hostile work environment claims are cognizable under the Americans with Disabilities Act. (Previously, the circuit had assumed that this was true, without deciding the question.) Also held that there was adequate evidence here for an employee to survive summary judgment on his claim that he was subjected to a hostile work environment because of his Tourette's syndrome and obsessive?compulsive disorder.

Sansone v. Brennan

Held that the U.S. Postal Service unlawfully failed to accommodate a wheelchair-confined employee who sought a parking place with room to deploy his van's wheelchair ramp. Affirmed on most issues but remanded for a new trial on compensatory damages because of an erroneous jury instruction, in this Rehabilitation Act case.

March 15, 2019

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