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Rachel LaBruyere is a privacy and litigation associate in Bradley's Charlotte office. She regularly advises clients on CCPA and GDPR compliance issues. Before joining Bradley, Rachel served as a Legal Intern in the United States Attorneys' Office and an Appellate Litigation Intern in the Office of the General Counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Prior to law school, Rachel spent more than five years managing digital strategy for technology companies.

While in law school, Rachel gained a breadth of litigation experience working for the ACLU of North Carolina, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s trial and appellate practices. View articles by Rachel.

Opioid Guidance, Lactation Breaks, and Liability Shields: Recent Employment News You Might Have MissedIn case you missed it, below are a few of the most recent employment law updates that may have gotten lost in the onslaught of the 24-hour news cycle.

EEOC Issues Opioid Accommodation Guidance

While employers have (rightfully) spent recent months navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, another epidemic has quietly continued. Opioid use in the United

Can COVID-19 Claims Convince Commissions to Compensate? An Overview of Workers’ Comp and the CoronavirusIf you get COVID-19 at work, is it covered by workers’ compensation? Maybe. In Tallahassee, Florida, a school district denied a high school teacher’s COVID-19-related workers’ compensation claim. The reason? The district says he cannot prove he caught the virus while working. Meanwhile, it has been reported that thousands of federal employees have filed

Supreme Court Rules Title VII Protects LGBT Employees: What You Need to Know (Help Us Help You to Save Time Reading a Short Novel) This week the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII — the main federal anti-discrimination law on the books — prohibits discrimination against employees who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT). The decision was 6-3, with Justice Neil Gorsuch writing for the majority.

The opinion is just under 120 pages long, with two