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Firm Bows to EEOC and Drops Mandatory Retirement Policy

Bowing to pressure from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Kelley Drye & Warren, a large law firm with offices in New York, Washington and other cities in the U.S. and abroad, has dropped its mandatory retirement policy after facing pressure from an EEOC age discrimination suit, which alleged that the firm's retirement policy discriminated against older partners.

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“Association Discrimination” Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. In a nutshell, the ADA makes it unlawful for any employer with 15 or more employees to discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee because of a disability with respect to any term or condition of employment.

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Eligibility for COBRA Subsidy Under ARRA Expires

As most employers and employees know, COBRA is the federal law that allows certain individuals to extend employer-provided group health coverage if they would otherwise lose the coverage due to certain events such as loss of a job.

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