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    Former UVA Student’s Title IX Lawsuit Against Federal Agencies Dismissed

    Over the past year, colleges and universities, state and federal governments, and lawmakers alike have continued a discussion about sexual misconduct and how to properly address complaints of campus sexual violence and sexual harassment. This discussion was indeed heightened by the publication (and the later retraction) of a Rolling Stone article, titled “A Rape on […]

    Wal-Mart Firearms Case May Lead to Significant Changes in Corporate Governance Law

    A recent District Court decision in favor of a small Wal-Mart shareholder suggests that some corporate issues once thought off limits may be open to shareholder vote. By way of brief background, Trinity Church, a small shareholder of Wal-Mart, is an Episcopal church located in Manhattan’s financial district. In 2013, Trinity Church submitted a resolution that […]

    Federal and State Governments Responds to Recent Data Breaches and Propose New Cybersecurity Laws

    Over the past few months, major retailers and Internet content providers, like Target and Sony, have been victims of massive cyber-attacks resulting in the release of customer credit card data, private corporate e-mails, and copies of major motion pictures worth millions of dollars. Just a few weeks ago, Uber reported an attack on one if […]

    New FLSA Regulations Set to be Released in First Quarter of 2015 Likely to Change America’s Overtime Pay Landscape

    In March 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order directing the Secretary of Labor to “update and modernize” the overtime exemption rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), (the “Act”), 29 U.S.C. 201 et seq., a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards in the private sector and in […]

    New FMLA Regulations Expand the Definition of Spouse to Include Same-Sex Marriages

    Rules governing family medical leave for gay couples will soon reflect the rapid changes sweeping the nation. Since the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013) courts across the nation have unraveled gay marriage bans in rapid succession, with marriage equality the law of the land in 37 states […]

    Kmart Pays $102,048 to Settle Case Involving Discriminatory Urine Test

    Kmart will pay $102,048 to resolve a discrimination case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Lorenzo Cook (“Cook”), a Maryland resident who alleges Kmart refused to offer him a job due to his inability to provide a urine sample. More specifically, according to the EEOC lawsuit, after Kmart offered […]