Brown Bag: Supreme Court Preview of Employment Cases
supreme court facadeOCWR Brown Bag Lunch Series: Supreme Court Preview of Employment Cases In its upcoming October term the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will be deciding several important cases that could change or clarify the rights and obligations of covered employees and employing offices under the CAA. Some of these cases deal with substantive rights and protections, which would affect litigants...
Brown Bag Outline: Public Access Provisions of the ADA
wheelchair ramp at U.S. Botanic GardenThe Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA) applies the rights and protections established by the employment and public access provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), 42 U.S.C. § 12112 et seq. Accordingly, the ADA is unique among the other laws applied by the CAA because it affords protections to both employees and members of the public.
Third-party harassment
crowd of people with text box: Brown Bag Lunch: Third-party harassmentCourts have held that an employer can be liable for the hostile work environment created by a non-employee because employers are responsible for the type of work environment they provide for their employees.
On the dial: Executive Director discusses modernized ADR program
radio and words: tune in to Susan Grundmann's interview about the modernized ADR programTune into Susan Tsui Grundmann's interview with Federal News Radio about the modernized administrative dispute resolution process and other changes made as part of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act.
7 things for every office to know about the CAA Reform Act
capitol building Please review the resources and information about the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act for legislative branch offices.
Brown Bag Lunch: CAA Reform Act
document showing some of the text from the reform act legislation The OCWR Brown Bag Lunch Series CAA Reform Act outline presented Jan. 23, 2019
FAQS about the Reform Act
Frequently Asked Questions: What is the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act? Learn more about how the legislation impacts legislative branch employees...
Tune into Executive Director Susan Tsui Grundmann's interview with Federal News
radio with words overlaying: Tune into Susan Tsui Grundmann's interviewTune into Executive Director Susan Tsui Grundmann's Jan. 8, 2019 interview with Federal News Network. Ms. Grundmann discusses the new role of the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights with Tom Temin.
Brown Bag Lunch: GINA
photo of GINA lawOOC Brown Bag Lunch Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) presented July 18, 2018 The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq., prohibits discrimination by employers, employment agencies, and labor organizations against individuals on the basis of genetic information. Prior...
Brown Bag Lunch: The Speech or Debate Clause and Sovereign Immunity
view from inside capitol domeBrown Bag Lunch Series: THE SPEECH OR DEBATE CLAUSE AND SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY March 28, 2018

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