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Cortlin Bond is an associate in the Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups. She assists clients with a variety of labor and employment matters, including workplace investigations, the defense of federal employment claims, and the defense of employment claims predicated on state law tort and contract theories. In addition to handling employment matters, Cortlin represents school boards with issues that arise in their operations and represents healthcare providers with legal issues that arise from the daily operation of healthcare facilities.

It has been a long road to this point, but the final Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) regulations are here. We first blogged in early 2023 about the PWFA, which became effective in June 2023, and again last August when the EEOC published the lengthy draft regulations, and we encouraged you to comment. The

Remember last year when we repeatedly posted about the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act (PWFA) and the PUMP Act telling you that the EEOC was going to have pregnancy discrimination on its radar? Recent activity from the EEOC suggests we were right. Last week the EEOC issued two press releases about its lawsuits involving pregnancy

Remember the 2021 Independent Contractor Rule? Well, forget it or at least most of it. Last week, the DOL published a new final rule for independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the New Rule). The New Rule rescinds the 2021 rule and provides guidance on how to analyze whether an individual should

We’ve been updating you on all the new and upcoming laws, but let’s not forget the basics, like the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The EEOC’s recent settlement with Exact Sciences is a good reminder that we cannot make employment decisions based on things that appear to relate to a candidate’s age. The EEOC’s

Everyone has been preparing for the recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the PUMP Act. Earlier this month the EEOC gave us another reason to make sure our policies are up to snuff. Frontier Airlines and the EEOC reached a settlement on claims filed in 2018 and 2019, which alleged that Frontier discriminates

First and foremost, happy holidays. The Bradley team wishes you all a joyous and restful holiday season. Also, thank you to everyone who joined in for the Fourth Quarter Breakfast with Bradley. For those of you who missed it, we talked about ways to improve mental health in the workplace. You can find the recording

Recently, the EEOC announced its top priorities for the coming years in its Strategic Plan for 2022-2026. We hit the highlights of the goals and plans for implementation below so that you can start preparing for the upcoming enforcement strategies.

Goal 1: Remedy employment discrimination and obtain relief for victims of discrimination

The

We promised to keep you updated with the EEOC’s proposed regulations for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PFWA). Per its website, the EEOC is publishing the proposed regulation on August 11, 2023, and you have until October 10 to provide input. 

A Note Regarding Public Comment  

Earlier this week, the EEOC posted a Notice

You may recall that the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act and we blogged about the coming changes here. Given that the effective date is June 27, we’re back with an update highlighting some of the key points from the EEOC’s article titled “What You Should Know