Dena Calo

Dena Calo

Saul Ewing LLP

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NLRB Reverses Over a Decade of Precedent: Student Employees Entitled to NLRA Protection

Reversing more than a decade of precedent, the activist National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled on August 23, 2016 in The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and Graduate Workers of Columbia–GWC, UAW...more

8/25/2016 - Brown University Collective Bargaining Colleges Educational Institutions Graduate Students NLRA NLRB Student Employees Unions Universities

Seventh Circuit Makes the Case for Covering Sexual Orientation Under Title VII—Then Punts to the Supreme Court

A former adjunct teacher who accused her employer of sexual orientation discrimination lost her case because federal law does not offer protection for employees who say they are discriminated against on that basis. A panel...more

8/2/2016 - Civil Rights Act EEOC Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination Title VII

Congress Enacts Federal Trade Secrets Law

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would protect businesses from the growing threat of trade secrets theft. Under the new legislation, businesses will have a new and powerful option to bring...more

5/4/2016 - Asset Seizure Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Economic Espionage Act Ex Parte Intellectual Property Protection Misappropriation Pending Legislation Private Right of Action Trade Secrets Whistleblowers

Higher Education Highlights - Spring 2016

Upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act salary-basis test may convert many of your smartphone-toting exempt employees into non-exempt employees, requiring you to track the evening and weekend time these employees...more

3/31/2016 - ADA DOL Educational Institutions Employment Discrimination ERISA Faculty Final Rules FLSA Free Speech Hiring & Firing Minimum Salary Over-Time Pensions Professional Misconduct Reasonable Accommodation Retirement Termination Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

New Jersey Appellate Division Holds that Mandatory Arbitration Provisions Contained in Employee Handbooks are Unenforceable

New Jersey employers’ mandatory arbitration policies are likely to be found unenforceable when contained in an employee handbook, the New Jersey Appellate Division recently ruled. In C.M. v. Maiden Re Insurance Services, LLC,...more

10/2/2015 - Arbitration Binding Arbitration Employee Handbooks Mandatory Arbitration Clauses

Does Your Institution Have a Disability Accommodation Policy? It Should.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (“ADA”) prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. The ADA also requires an employer to make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of an...more

8/13/2015 - ADA Colleges Disability Discrimination EEOC Reasonable Accommodation Universities

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