Verdict for Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling Client in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Case

On April 17, 2015, a jury awarded Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling client Sandra Robertson what is believed to be the largest individual plaintiff’s verdict in an employment discrimination case ever entered in the United States District Cour… Read More
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Is Severance Pay Taxable Under FICA?

Is severance pay taxable under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, 26 U.S.C. § 3101 et seq (“FICA,” informally known as “Social Security tax”)? This is the question at the heart of the tax refund dispute that has made its way to the U.S… Read More
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When must an employer accommodate a pregnant employee?

Young v. United Parcel Service, Case No. 12-1226. The PDA expressly provides that “women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes…as other persons not so affect… Read More
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Relief on the horizon for LGBT employees

On Friday, November 7th, the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) (S.815), a bill that would provide long overdue workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. The bill has been… Read More
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