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20 March 2020

DOL’s Joint Employer Final Rule Takes Effect

In January, the U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule to aid employers in determining whether they may be “joint employers.”  The rule took effect on March 16, 2020.  Prior to its release, DOL’s previous regulation on the topic had not been updated for over 60 years. Joint employer status is particularly important relative […]

18 March 2020

Sixth Circuit Allows ADA Case to Proceed

On February 27, 2020, the Sixth Circuit — the appellate court that exercises federal control over Michigan and a handful of other states — released its opinion in Fisher v Nissan North America, Inc, ___ F3d ___ (CA 6, 2020).  The plaintiff (Fisher) argued that the defendant (Nissan) failed to accommodate Fisher’s disability and failed […]