Title VII Discrimination

Seventh Circuit Affirms Title VII Protections for LGBT Workers

On April 4, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal court in the United States to extend protections under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to cover employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. The ruling in Kimberly Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College marks a significant milestone for all LGBT workers. It also means employers […]

Estate Planning President Trump

Wait-and-See: Tax Planning in the Time of Trump

Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20, the only real constant seems to be that nothing, other than 3 a.m. tweetstorms, can be predicted. From immigration to foreign policy to health care, it’s all been in flux. Because of this, everyone from Germany’s Angela Merkel to Pope Francis is preferring a wait-and-see approach to […]

Uber sexual harassment

Lessons for Employers from Uber’s Nightmare Start to 2017

To say that it has been a rough start to 2017 for the ride-sharing company Uber would be putting it mildly. A pioneer of the ride sharing economy, estimated by some to be worth $66 billion, Uber has encountered one headline-grabbing problem after another since January 1st. There is, for example, the trade secret lawsuit […]

Transgender Bathroom

SCOTUS Transgender Bathroom Case More Important than Ever

On March 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a first-of-its-kind case that could do for transgender rights what Obergefell did for marriage equality. While this case was always important, President Trump’s recent order canceling the Obama Administration’s guidelines on transgender bathrooms in schools, means it is now all the more critical. […]