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New Seventh Circuit Ruling on Sexual Orientation Under Title VII

Maureen Murphy

On April 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first appellate circuit in the United States to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation amounts to sex discrimination as prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In doing so, the Seventh Circuit reversed […]

Andrew Kopon Jr. Wins Appeal Before U. S. Seventh Circuit

Andrew Kopon Jr.

Andrew Kopon Jr. won an appeal before the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on March 29, 2017.  The Court found in favor of all the defendants, including the private Catholic school, the school’s religious sponsor, and the school’s guidance counselor, and against the  seven plaintiffs in the case, who had alleged that the mandatory drug testing program at the […]

Legal Implications of Limiting or Monitoring Student and Employee Use of Social Media

On February 21, Michael Airdo will speak at the LaSallian Association of Secondary Schools Conference, in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Airdo will discuss the legal implications of limiting or monitoring student and employee use of social media, and offer recommendations as to the best practices, policies, and procedures for both schools and employers to handle […]

Harassment, Discrimination, Abusive Conduct & Retaliation in the Workplace

On April 14, 2016, Andrew Kopon Jr. and Maureen A. Murphy presented on Recognizing & Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, Abusive Conduct & Retaliation in the Workplace. They were panelists on a national webinar sponsored by the Christian Brothers Risk Pooling Trust. The audience consisted of religious institutes, colleges, universities, high schools, nursing homes and other catholic […]

U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rule

On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule regarding the salary level requirement for purposes of determining whether an employee is entitled to overtime compensation, even if that employee is considered an exempt employee by his/her employer. The Department of Labor’s Final Rule increases the salary level from $455/week […]

Data Security’s Weakest Links: Social Media and Human Error

Mollie N. Werwas

Mollie Werwas and Justin Evans, of Kopon Airdo, recently presented a webinar for the firm’s clients focusing on data security and social media, and provided advice and recommendations for organizations and entities that are navigating these issues.

Andrew Kopon Jr. Elected as Next President of the International Association of Defense Counsel

Andrew Kopon Jr.

Kopon Airdo, LLC is pleased to announce that Andrew Kopon Jr. has been elected to serve as the next President of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). …

Department of Labor Overtime Rule Update

Maureen Murphy

On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted the motion filed by 21 states to enjoin the U.S. Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing the new DOL Overtime Rule announced on May 18, 2016.

Legal Issues Surrounding Service Animals

Ryan L. Greely

With the number of service animals on the rise, it is important for a retail owner to know its rights as to which animals can be lawfully excluded from a retail establishment. …

Kopon Airdo Selected to Present at 2017 PRIMA Conference

Michael A. Airdo

Michael Airdo and Mollie Werwas have been selected to present at the annual Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) conference, …