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Missouri Court of Appeals further construes insurers right to intervene under state statute

By MARK M. HADDAD and NICK R. DAUGHERTY The Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals has again construed the effect of the 2017 amendments to Mo. Rev. Stat. § 537.065, which gave insurers a limited right to intervene and protect their interest when their insured enters into a settlement agreement pursuant to the […]

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CROWN Act part of growing trend to protect individual’s rights related to hairstyles

By LINDA A. ADENIJI Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits, in part, discrimination based on an individual’s race or national origin. This protection, however, has not always extended to discrimination based on an individual’s hairstyle or texture where the style is associated with their race or natural origin. Until recently, laws […]

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Supreme Court Rules that Title VII Protects Sexual Orientation and Transgender Status

By DANIEL O. RAMÓN The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 15 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or transgender status. The decision was issued in the combined cases Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia; Altitude Express, Inc. v. Zarda; and R.G. & G.R. Harris […]

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NLRB Restores Employer’s Right to Restrict Use of Email

By DANIEL O. RAMÓN Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled in Caesar’s Entertainment Inc. d/b/a Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino (Case No. 28-CA-060841) that employees do not have a statutory right to use employers’ email to engage in non-work-related communications. The NLRB previously considered this issue in Purple Communications, Inc., 361 NLRB 1050. […]

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