Exantus v. Harbor Bar & Brasserie Restaurant, 2010 WL 278611 (3d Cir. July 14, 2010) – In this case, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a plaintiff cannot demonstrate a hostile work environment in violation of Title VII by alleging that his fellow employees and his direct supervisor engaged in isolated incidents when they called him a “Haitian F*ck.” Although the court acknowledged that the comment is “indeed unpalatable and inappropriate,” it said the incidents appear to have been isolated, rather than pervasive and severe.
The U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) Visa Bulletin sets out per country priority date cut-offs that regulate when an individual can begin the final phase of the lawful permanent residence (“green card”) process, either through adjustment of status or consular immigrant visa application. Those with priority dates that are earlier than the date listed for that visa category and country can proceed with their applications.
The recent spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States has caused employers to be increasingly concerned and uncertain regarding the future of their workforces. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the latest developments on the virus and guidance from federal agencies.
As the new year quickly approaches, it is a good time to review your company’s handbook and policies. One important issue to look for is whether your arbitration agreement is part of the handbook.