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High Court to Consider Pregnancy Accommodations, EEOC Settlement Efforts
In the few days since the start of the 2014-15 U.S. Supreme Court term, the justices have chosen not to rule on same-sex marriage and heard arguments in an important Fair Labor Standards Act dispute.

EEOC Brief: Title VII Already Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Courts should interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brief.

Employee Relations
EEOC Sues FedEx Ground for Discriminating Against Deaf
The commission sued FedEx Ground Package System Inc. nationwide for discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing workers.

Labor Relations
Acquired Company Positions Aren't Added to Existing Bargaining Unit
An organized manufacturer's acquisition of a company of nonunionized workers raises the question of whether the acquired positions fit in the existing collective-bargaining unit. Sometimes the answer is no.

Staffing Management
PERM Takes Time, Effort
A preliminary step in the process of obtaining a green card for a worker--the permanent labor certification (PERM)--"requires extraordinary attention to painstaking detail, as there is no process for correcting errors," an immigration attorney says.


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