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Katie Conklin Provides Employment Law Update at KCMBA CLE

Seigfreid Bingham attorney Katie Conklin recently gave a presentation during the “Labor and Employment Law Update” session at the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program.


2023 American Royal BBQ Party Hosted by Seigfreid Bingham and Block Real Estate Services

Seigfreid Bingham recently hosted clients during our VIP party at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue event. The firm was pleased to partner with Block Real Estate Services, LLC again this year, plus other clients for supporting sponsorships.


EEOC Issues Proposed Regulations for Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

By: Shannon Johnson

As explained in our previous client alert, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“PWFA”), effective June 27, 2023, requires public and private sector employers with at least 15 employees to make reasonable accommodations for employees or applicants with known limitations related to or arising out of pregnancy, childbirth, and other related conditions, absent undue hardship. The PWFA did not define what constitutes a reasonable accommodation, and Congress required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to propose regulations by the end of the year to provide examples of reasonable accommodations, among other things.


Supreme Court Raises Standard for Employers to Deny Religious Accommodations

By: Katie Conklin

On June 29, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Groff v. DeJoy, raising the standard for determining when a religious accommodation constitutes an “undue hardship” for an employer. Under the decision, an employer may only deny an employee’s request for religious accommodation if the accommodation would create a substantial hardship to the employer’s business.  


Fritz Riesmeyer Recognized on MLM POWER List

Seigfreid Bingham attorney Fritz Riesmeyer was featured on the 2023 Missouri Lawyers Media (MLM) POWER List for Business Defense.