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Are you available on Saturdays, and what’s your preferred deity?

Are you available on Saturdays, and what’s your preferred deity?

Title VII prohibits discrimination against applicants for employment on the basis of their religion. Accordingly, during the hiring process, an employer generally shouldn’t inquire into an applicant’s religious denomination or practices, including asking questions about the religious holidays she observes. Title VII also requires employers to reasonably accommodate employees’ and ... Read More »

Employers do not have to allow unacceptable workplace behavior due to a disability

Employers do not have to allow unacceptable workplace behavior due to a disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, ADAAA) and Rehabilitation Act, which incorporates most of the ADA standards, prohibit discriminating against employees based on their disabilities.  Indeed, with the ADAAA amendment, recent court decisions have broadened the scope of what is considered a disability, as well as what steps an employer must take ... Read More »

Federal Design-Build Bidding Reform: DOD Caps Design-Build “Short Lists”

Federal Design-Build Bidding Reform: DOD Caps Design-Build “Short Lists”

Did you know that bidders on federal design-build contracts spend, on average, roughly $260,000 just to participate in the procurement process? Concerned that the high price of admission is dissuading qualified contractors from bidding, legislators recently enacted several reforms intended to make the bidding process more efficient. Among them is ... Read More »

No Mora moratorium on drilling

No Mora moratorium on drilling

United States District Court Judge James Browning issued a lengthy opinion on January 19, 2015 invalidating Mora County’s “Community Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance”, enacted by the County in 2013, that prohibited oil and gas development by corporations in the county.   See SWEPI, LP v. Mora County, 2015 U.S. Dist. ... Read More »

Concussion and traumatic brain injury: A historical perspective

Concussion and traumatic brain injury: A historical perspective

Public awareness of the long-term effect of head injuries sustained in competitive sports, including but certainly not limited to collegiate and professional football, has increased significantly in the past decade. The highly publicized National Football League (NFL) federal court litigation has transitioned from the sports section to page-one treatment in ... Read More »

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