Seventh Circuit Rules that Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a landmark decision, holding that federal discrimination law prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  In an 8 - 3 decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community ollege, the Seventh Circuit became the first federal court of appeals to hold that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Minor Leaguers have Ninth Inning Rally, have Chance for Minimum Wage

Philadelphia Phillies prospect Dylan Cozens belted 40 home runs in 2016 to lead all minor leaguers. At season’s end, Cozens accepted Minor League Baseball’s Joe Bauman Home Run Award, and the $8,000 check that came with it ($200 for each round-tripper) by half-joking that the prize was more than he had earned all season with the AA League’s Reading Fightin Phils.

Federal Judge Rejects U.S. Department of Labor's New Regulation to Expand Employee Eligibility for Overtime Pay

Employers throughout the country had a little extra to be thankful for this past Thanksgiving.  On Tuesday, a federal district court issued a nationwide injunction preventing the U.S. Department of Labor (the "DOL") from implementing a new federal regulation designed to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act.