Barbara Hoey

Barbara Hoey

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

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A Cautionary FMLA Tale: “Let Them Fix It Before Firing” Must Employees Now Be Allowed to Cure Deficient Medical Certifications?

Compliance with the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) is a daily challenge for employers, as more and more employees seem to take advantage of the right to full and intermittent leave. I often see clients jump to hasty...more

6/27/2015 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies FMLA FMLA Certification Forms Young Lawyers

It’s Not All “High” in the Rockies – Colorado Supreme Court Finds That Employees Can Be Fired For Use of Medical Marijuana

As more states legalize medical marijuana and consider legalization of “recreational” marijuana, many employers have wrestled with the question of whether they can still maintain a drug free workplace or must allow employees...more

6/23/2015 - CO Supreme Court Controlled Substances Act Disabled Drug Testing Lawful Activities Act Medical Marijuana Non-Work Hours Supremacy Clause Wrongful Termination

Supreme Court Abercrombie & Fitch Ruling: It’s the Motive that Matters

As most lawyers and HR professionals know, on June 1, 2015, Justice Antonin Scalia authored a concise opinion, overturning the Tenth Circuit and holding that Abercrombie & Fitch had intentionally discriminated against...more

6/8/2015 - Abercrombie & Fitch Appearance Policy Corporate Counsel Disparate Impact Disparate Treatment Dress Codes EEOC v Abercrombie Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Popular Reasonable Accommodation Religious Discrimination SCOTUS Title VII Undue Hardship

Even If You Don’t Give Manicures – What All Employers Can Learn From Nail Salons

Many have been surprised and appalled with the recent series of articles in the New York Times exposing the alleged mistreatment of workers at nail salons. What struck me was how these articles should be a wake-up call for...more

5/13/2015 - Best Management Practices Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Wage and Hour Workplace Hazards Young Lawyers

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