A bankruptcy court in Illinois has held that a governor’s shut-down order, combined with a force majeure provision in a restaurant’s lease, partially excused the restaurant’s obligation to pay rent.* The case is significant because it provides commercial tenants a basis to seek relief from rental payments due to COVID-19. Governor’s Executive Orders as Force . . .
On June 15, 2020, in a case entitled Bostock v. Clayton County, the United States. Supreme Court ruled that an employer who fires an individual for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Gerald Bostock, a gay man working as a county employee, began participating in a gay . . .
On June 10, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld a Minneapolis ordinance that governs safe and sick time for employees working in Minneapolis: Minnesota Chamber of Commerce v. City of Minneapolis, No. A18-0771 (Minn. Jun. 10, 2020). Under the Minneapolis ordinance, employees who work in the city for at least 80 hours a year accrue . . .