Category: News

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Dreamers

In a 5-4 decision issued June 18, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Trump Administration’s cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which currently protects approximately 800,000 immigrants from deportation, was improper.

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Exciting News About Our Expanded O’Hagan Meyer Team In Philadelphia

O’Hagan Meyer is pleased to announce our expansion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and New Jersey with the addition of John P. Morgenstern and his team to our existing Philadelphia and Wilmington offices.

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Supreme Court Issues Landmark Decision Expanding Title VII Protections to Bar Discrimination Based on Homosexuality and Gender Identity

On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its watershed decision in the consolidated cases captioned Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, reversing the decision of the Eleventh Circuit and recognizing for the first time that sexual orientation and transgender status are protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Returning to the Workplace in Light of COVID-19

Join Jamie Filipovic on Wednesday, June 24th at 4 PM CST as she discusses Returning to the Workplace in Light of COVID-19 for Strides for Peace. Jamie will cover workplace safety, legal considerations to leaves of absence, the ADA, harassment and more.

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Join O’Hagan Meyer and Gallagher for a Diversity & Inclusion CLE Webinar

Join employment attorneys Kristine Phillips and Jamie Filipovic for an open discussion on the benefits of diversity and inclusion in the work force and learn practical ways to mitigate implicit bias. This is the perfect webinar for Illinois attorneys looking to complete their required 1 hour diversity/inclusion PR for MCLE reporting.

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MCBA Litigation Section Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 on Civil Litigation

San Francisco partner Laura Flynn joins panel of season litigators to discuss impact COVID-19 currently has on litigating civil cases and its likely impact on civil practice in the future on Tuesday, May 26th.

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The Virginia Values Act Ushers in a New Era of State Court Litigation of Employment Claims

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Governor Northam signed the Virginia Values Act, which among other things greatly expanded rights of employees to pursue discrimination claims against employers in Virginia circuit and general district courts. Highlights of the Act include: Expanded Protected Classes, Prohibited Employment Practices, Expanded Employer Coverage, Creates a Charge System Similar to the EEOC and Lawsuits To Enforce The Act.

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Performing Site Observation During the Coronavirus Pandemic

At least for the time being, construction activity appears to be continuing with little or no disruption notwithstanding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Yet, as the world is trying to understand and mitigate this new disease, there is little practical safety advice for the construction industry, beyond maintaining six-foot separation and offering hand-sanitization stations on the jobsite.

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COVID-19 & Employment Law Webinar April 9th

Join Jamey Davidson, Jamie Filipovic, Sarah Goldstein, Clint Robison, and Elizabeth Stewart on April 9 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST as they address the continually changing landscape of employment law issues related to COVID-19, including Families First Coronavirus Response Act (CARES Act) and special issues related to nursing homes and the health care industry.

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COVID-19 CARES Act Guidance FAQ (Titles II and III)

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act” or the “Act”) was signed into law.  The CARES Act provides emergency economic assistance to those affected by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We’ve provided explanations and a useful chart on key provisions of Titles II and III of the CARES Act.

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