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The U.S. Supreme Court Holds: Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation Or Transgender Status

Lynn Semptimphelter Kopon

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a 6-3 opinion, that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Bostock v. Clayton County, No. 17-1618. The Court decided that the well-established Title VII protections against discrimination on the basis […]

Complimentary Webinar: Legal Considerations Moving Through This Pandemic

Kopon Airdo, LLC  recently presented a Webinar: Legal Considerations Moving Through This Pandemic.  Andrew Kopon Jr., Daniel Myerson and George Sweeney discussed the complexities of the COVID-19 emergency federal legislation and regulations, as well as the latest EEOC technical guidance in this area. They provided advice regarding the these new developments and the application of […]

New Title IX Rules and Regulations

On May 6, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education released its Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). Title IX is a federal law that protects all persons in the United States from being denied equal access to education on the basis of […]

Latest EEOC Technical Assistance for Covid-19 and the ADA

On May 5, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission again released Technical Assistance Questions and Answers designed to assist employers and employees in understanding their duties, obligations, and protections during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Technical Assistance Questions and Answers were previously updated on April 17, 2020, regarding Covid-19 and the interaction of […]

EEOC Updates Technical Assistance for Covid-19 and the Americans With Disabilities Act

On April 17, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released Technical Assistance Questions and Answers regarding Covid-19 and the interaction of this public health crisis with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act and other employment protection laws. The ADA and the Rehabilitation Act continue to apply during this time of pandemic, but […]

HIPAA Rules and Disclosures During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and will waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against healthcare providers that serve patients through remote communications technologies, such as FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype, during the […]

COVID-19: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed Public Law No. 116-127, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This Act contains, among other provisions, the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. The Act applies generally to all businesses with fewer than 500 employees, regardless of […]

Colette L. Kopon and Daniel W. Myerson Obtain Win in the Northern District of Indiana

Colette L. Kopon and Daniel Myerson win summary judgment in favor of Saint Mary’s College in the Northern District of Indiana. At issue were the College’s tremendous efforts to accommodate an employee seeking to return from a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act by creating a new position for her that […]

2020 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual

By Andrew Kopon Jr., Colette L. Kopon, and Lynn S. Kopon Kopon Airdo LLC has released the 2020 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual. This work is a comprehensive reference guide for employers. The Employment Law Manual includes an explanation of major Federal employment law statutes updated with recent judicial and legislative developments. It also includes […]

Kopon Airdo Presents at AED’s 2020 National Summit

Michael Airdo and Colette Kopon presented on crisis management at the annual summit hosted by the Associated Equipment Distributors, which was held in Chicago, Illinois on January 14-17, 2020. Michael and Colette provided practical strategies for preventing and responding to crises, ranging from cyber threats, to natural disasters, corporate theft, and sexual harassment. AED is […]