EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

Danielle Barbour Wilson Anti-Discrimination, Danielle Wilson

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued updated enforcement guidance regarding pregnancy discrimination and related issues. The guidance supersedes the Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues dated July 14, 2014. The new guidance was revised in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Serv., Inc. According to the Supreme Court’s decision in Young, a …

Updated FMLA Forms Released by the DOL

Sherrod Banks Family Medical Leave Act

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has recently updated its standard Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms in an effort to comport with the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), among other federal laws.  GINA, one of the lesser-known anti-discrimination statutes, prohibits the use of genetic information in making employment decisions, restricts employers from requesting, requiring or purchasing …

TJSL Hosts ABA Affordable Housing and Community Development Law Forum

Talicia Neal Housing & Community Development

Published:  February 20, 2015 by the Thomas Jefferson School of Law San Diego On Thursday, February 12, 2015, the TJSL Community Economic Development Clinic, Career Services, and the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law sponsored “Careers in Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.” Moderated by Adjunct Professor and supervising attorney of the Community Economic Development Clinic, Rebecca …

NC Court of Appeals Examines the Meaning of “Ownership” for Property Tax Exemption in LIHTC Developments, and NC Supreme Court Refuses to Further Rule

Sherrod Banks Housing & Community Development, Sherrod Banks

By Sherrod Banks and Barbara Herrera In a case of first impression, the North Carolina Court of Appeals in In re Blue Ridge Housing of Bakersville LLC[i] upheld a North Carolina Tax Commission decision that Cane Creek Village, a low-income housing development created with low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC), was tax exempt under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 105-278.6(a)(8).  At issue was whether …

The Banks Law Firm Closes $42 Million Dollar Transaction

Sherrod Banks Announcements, Housing & Community Development

Durham, NC – Sherrod Banks, CEO of The Banks Law Firm, announced that his firm closed a $42 Million Dollar transaction for the Charlotte Housing Authority during the holidays.  According to Banks, “The funds will be used to modernize two exiting apartment communities for the elderly, Strawn Tower and Parktowne Terrace, located in Charlotte, N.C.” The proposed modernization of both properties …

The Banks Law Firm Named General Counsel for the North Charleston Housing Authority

Sherrod Banks Announcements, Housing & Community Development

Durham, NC – Sherrod Banks, Principal of The Banks Law Firm, announced The Banks Law Firm has been named General Counsel to the North Charleston Housing Authority, providing legal services for all facets of its operations.  Tanya Locklair will act as General Counsel for the Authority. Locklair is a Principal at The Banks Law Firm. She joined the Firm in 1996. …