Case Summary – EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch

Jennifer Milak

On June 1, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.  The majority opinion, authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, analyzed whether an employer must have actual knowledge of an applicant or employee’s religious belief before the protections of Title VII attach to him or her. In…

Employee Misclassification

Jennifer Milak

The North Carolina Senate recently unanimously passed Senate Bill 694, entitled “Employee Misclassification Reform.”  The bill provides additional sanctions for employers that repeatedly misclassify employees as independent contractors.  Repeat offenders can be assessed a fine of up to $1,000.00 per misclassified employee.  In addition to providing sanctions, the bill will create a new division within…