John Hasman

John Hasman

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens the Door to Interpretation of Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The U.S. Supreme Court’s March 25 ruling reviving a pregnancy discrimination suit is important to employers because it opens the door to a broader interpretation of the rights provided under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act...more

4/6/2015 - ADA Disparate Treatment EEOC Enforcement Guidance PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS Young v United Parcel Service

NLRB General Counsel Offers Guidance on Employer Policies and Rules

On March 19, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made public new guidance governing a number of keys areas that have been challenging employers for the last few years. These clarifications could affect employers’...more

4/3/2015 - Anti-Harassment Policies Confidentiality Employment Policies Media Mobile Devices New Guidance NLRA NLRB Social Media Trademarks

'Tis the Season to Be Merry — and Worry

As the holiday season approaches and the weather turns cold, employers face a number of issues particularly relevant to this time of year....more

11/20/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Holiday Parties Holidays Minimum Wage Severe Weather

NLRB Refines Test for Determining Independent Contractor Status Versus Employee Status

The National Labor Relations Board has published a decision (FedEx Home Delivery, 361 NLRB No. 55) holding FedEx delivery drivers to be employees under the National Labor Relations Act instead of independent contractors. This...more

10/6/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FedEx Independent Contractors Misclassification NLRA NLRB Popular

United States Supreme Court Finds Obama’s NLRB Appointments Invalid

In a ruling that will have far reaching implications for future Presidential appointments, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three Obama recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB v. NOEL CANNING ET AL.)...more

6/27/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

New NLRB Ruling Creates New Hazards for Employer Retaliation Policies

In the latest in a series of decisions impacting non-union and unionized employers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued a new decision that jeopardizes enforcement of employers’ anti-harassment and...more

6/19/2014 - Employee Rights Harassment NLRA NLRB Popular Retaliation

Private Colleges and Universities Experiencing High Levels of Union Organizing

The efforts of Northwestern University football players to form a union may have garnered the most national media attention, but private colleges and universities across the country have seen union organizing efforts since...more

5/16/2014 - Colleges Title IX Unions Universities

Employer Email Policies Subject to Federal Review

Employers should be aware that The National Labor Relations Board is considering whether employees have a federal right to use employer owned and maintained email systems for union organizing purposes and to discuss wages,...more

5/2/2014 - Electronic Communications Email Policies Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies NLRB Purple Communications Unions

Federal Contractors Face More Regulations on Pay Practices

President Obama signed an executive order on April 8, 2014 barring federal contractors and subcontractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other. The order is entitled the Non-Retaliation for...more

4/10/2014 - Barack Obama Contractors Disclosure Hiring & Firing Retaliation Subcontractors Wages

Federal Contractor Update

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring all federal contractors and subcontractors to pay a minimum of wage of $10.10 effective January 1, 2015 and providing for additional future increases...more

3/4/2014 - Disability DOL Federal Contractors Final Rules Minimum Wage Subcontractors Veterans

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