Jennifer W. Terry

Jennifer W. Terry

Miller & Martin PLLC

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Lactation Discrimination and Accommodation Becomes a New Hot Topic for Federal Agencies and Courts

The recent pregnancy accommodation Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") makes it clear that discrimination against a female employee who is lactating or breastfeeding is illegal, in violation of...more

11/13/2014 - Breastfeeding Corporate Counsel Discrimination DOL EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance FLSA Reasonable Accommodation Title VII

The Latest from the U.S. Supreme Court - Time Spent Putting On and Taking Off Protective Gear Is Not Compensable Under the Fair...

Earlier this week, in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp., the Supreme Court addressed whether unionized workers may be entitled to compensation for time spent putting on and taking off protective gear. The Court found that putting...more

1/31/2014 - Antonin Scalia Collective Bargaining FLSA Protective Gear Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions

The Fifth Circuit’s Rejection of the NLRB’s Ban on Class Waivers - a Victory for Employers

Earlier this week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in D.R. Horton, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board, that arbitration agreements which bar employees from pursuing class actions do not violate federal labor law....more

12/6/2013 - Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB NLRA NLRB

New California Pregnancy Disability Leave Rules Put to the Test

Effective December 30, 2012, California implemented various changes to its Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), which are beginning to be put to the test. The new regulations expand when an employee may be considered...more

9/26/2013

New Tennessee Law Penalizes the Construction Industry For Misclassifying Workers

Effective July 1, 2013, the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TN DOL) will be authorized to impose penalties on construction companies that avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums by misclassifying...more

6/6/2013 - Construction Workers Independent Contractors Misclassification Penalties Premiums

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down NLRB’s Poster Rule

Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring employers to post notices regarding employees’ right to unionize was invalid. ...more

5/9/2013 - First Amendment Free Speech NLRA NLRB Posting Requirements

Class Action Alert: Recent Developments Favorable for Employers

Individualized Proof of Damages Can Block Class Certification Under Rule 23(b)(3) - The United States Supreme Court in Comcast v. Behrend continued its trend of disfavoring class certification of cases involving...more

4/2/2013 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Certification Comcast Comcast v. Behrend Damages Discrimination Dukes v Wal-Mart Gender Discrimination Goldman Sachs Rule 23 SCOTUS Title VII

The Fiscal Cliff and the WARN Act

Federal spending cuts as a result of the looming fiscal cliff may have an additional impact on federal contractors anticipating layoffs or plant closures. Employers with 100 or more employees are required to provide their...more

12/24/2012 - DOL Fiscal Cliff Lay-Offs Sequestration Spending Cuts WARN Act

New Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Form in Effect January 1, 2013

Under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), employers are required to provide a Summary of Rights form to individuals who are the subject of an investigative consumer report and/or before adverse action is taken based...more

12/14/2012 - Background Checks CFPB FCRA Summary of Consumer Rights

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