Tag: LGBTQ

2020 Inflation-Adjusted Amounts for HSAs Announced On May 28, 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced (Rev. Proc. 2019-25) the 2020 inflation-adjusted amounts for health savings accounts (HSAs) as determined under I.R.C. § 223. For calendar year 2020, the annual limitation on deductions under § 223(b)(2)(A) for an individual with self-only coverage under a high…

Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act On May 22, 2019, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed legislation (H.B. 2341) enacting the state’s Employer Accommodation for Pregnancy Act and amending the state’s civil rights law. Under the act, based on an employee or applicant’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, including but not…

Robin Shea, partner with leading national labor and employment law firm (and ThinkHR strategic employment law partner) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, explains what employers need to know about upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases regarding Title VII protections for LGBTQ discrimination. The status, the arguments, and my predictions. I’ve been waiting anxiously since September for…

On March 7, 2018, the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers in its circuit (Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee) may not discriminate against employees because of failure to conform to sex stereotypes or transgender or transitioning status. The court found that discrimination against transgender people violates Title VII of the Civil Rights…