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    Cullen and Dykman’s Construction Litigation Group Completes OSHA-30 Training As New York Implements New OSHA Requirements For Construction Workers

    Cullen and Dykman’s Construction Litigation Group, which consists of over thirty attorneys licensed in both New York and New Jersey, recently completed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) thirty hour course. OSHA is a federal agency that administers standards and rules for employers across the country, including construction companies, contractors, and developers. In the […]

    Not All Speech in the Classroom is Protected

    The First Amendment and workplace discrimination commonly intersect when an employee claims unlawful retaliation, suspension, or termination based upon the employee’s exercise of an ostensible right to free speech and expression. Dr. Teresa Buchanan was a tenured professor at Louisiana State University where she taught in the Early Childhood Program for teacher education before she […]

    Denial of NCAA Eligibility Waivers Continues to Spark Dispute

    Under NCAA rules, a player may avoid sitting out a year like the standard transfer by gaining an eligibility waiver, typically referred to as a hardship waiver. The NCAA will grant a waiver if it finds there are sufficient “mitigating circumstances” for doing so.  According to the NCAA, “[a] common circumstance is a student-athlete facing […]

    Employees Are Not Barred from Bringing Discrimination Suits Against Employers for Failing to Properly File A Charge with the EEOC

    For years, courts have been split on whether they could hear an employee’s discrimination claim if the employee failed to properly file a charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”). The Supreme Court of the United States recently settled this debate. In Fort Bend County v. Davis, the Supreme Court held that […]

    Harvard’s First African-American Faculty Dean Let Go Amid Harvey Weinstein Controversy

    Following months of protest and inquiry, Harvard University announced that it will not renew the appointments of Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., a high-profile defense lawyer who had joined Harvey Weinstein’s legal team, and Stephanie R. Robinson, Sullivan’s wife, as faculty deans of Winthrop House, an undergraduate residential college. The couple – Harvard’s first African-American faculty […]