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DOJ’s Class Waiver Shift Complicates DR Horton Defense

The U.S. Department of Justice’s recent refusal to throw its weight behind National Labor Relations Board precedent in a U.S. Supreme Court battle over the legality of mandatory arbitration agreements with class waivers added new obstacles for the NLRB in defending the position.

Partial HB2 Repeal Lets Fired Worker’s Lawsuit Go On

By: David Donovan
When North Carolina’s lawmakers hurried HB2 through the legislature, it originally contained a provision that prohibited workers from suing their former employers under state law for cases of wrongful termination based on discrimination. That provision raised concerns from attorneys.

Time Bar on NC Discharge Claims Not Retroactive: Judge

Law360, New York – A North Carolina federal judge concluded Friday that the state’s recent reduction of the statute of limitations for certain wrongful discharge claims, which stemmed from the now-infamous law limiting transgender individuals’ access to public facilities, can’t retroactively be used to kill a claim that would have been timely absent the change.

NC Legislature’s Tweak Leaves Bathroom Law Mostly Intact

Law360, New York (July 5, 2016) — North Carolina lawmakers have largely left intact a controversial transgender bathroom law that blocks local governments from granting civil rights protections to LGBT individuals, but restored the ability to sue for discriminatory termination in state courts and gave workers one year to bring such claims.

4th Circuit Transgender Ruling Signals Defeat For NC Law

Law360, New York – When the Fourth Circuit ruled this week that barring a transgender male student from the boys’ bathroom in Virginia violates federal education law, it forecast a defeat over North Carolina’s already notorious discrimination law. Among its many provisions, H.B. 2 restricts transgender people’s access to public restrooms, which, if enforced in schools, experts say could cost North Carolina $4.5 billion in federal funding.

NC Governor Proposes Tweaks To Transgender ‘Bathroom’ Law

Law360, New York – A hastily enacted North Carolina law that undid a Charlotte anti-discrimination ordinance that in part allowed transgender people to use the restroom of their choice could potentially limit access to state courts for employees trying to pursue a wide range of discrimination claims, including those related to race and gender, plaintiffs attorneys say.

Kevin Murphy Quoted in Law360 Article on the Use of Restrooms by Transgender People

Law360, New York (March 24, 2016) – A hastily enacted North Carolina law that undid a Charlotte anti-discrimination ordinance that in part allowed transgender people to use the restroom of their choice could potentially limit access to state courts for employees trying to pursue a wide range of discrimination claims, including those related to race and gender, plaintiffs attorneys say.

Josh Van Kampen Weighs In On 4 Biggest Questions Facing Discrimination Attorneys

Hot-button issues like sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, the treatment of pregnant employees and medical marijuana use aren’t just grabbing headlines, but they’re also raising questions that can puzzle even seasoned attorneys. Law360 asked experts to identify the biggest open questions about employment discrimination law and offer some suggestions to help businesses address them.