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Employment Law

Supreme Court Term Ends with Employment Decisions:  What They Mean for Employers

On its last day of the term, the Supreme Court for the first time ruled, 5-4, that privately held corporations can have religious beliefs and concluded that the government cannot make all private employers cover the cost of contraceptive services. This decision undercuts a provision of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) that requires that certain preventive services, including birth control, be included in all health insurance plans.

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Employment Law

Obama to Sign LGBT Workplace Discrimination Order

It remains legal in many states to discriminate against employees because of their sexual orientation or gender identity – something that President Obama hopes to change. On June 16th, the White House announced that Obama will issue an executive order aimed at stopping employers from discriminating against such workers on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Employment Law

Liar, Liar, (Under)Pants on Fire

As recently reported by the Orlando Sentinel an adult store has been sued by a former employee after the store’s owner required all sales staff to submit to a polygraph examination. According to the lawsuit, the store’s president was seeking to resolve the loss of several thousands of dollars of merchandise. In the lawsuit, the former employee alleges that she was terminated as a result of failing the polygraph examination.

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