Josh Cline

Josh Cline

McAfee & Taft

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Males need not apply: Restaurant chain sued for gender-specific job posting

The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. was hit with a discrimination lawsuit in Oregon earlier this year that claimed employees were categorically denied positions with the company based on gender. That, of course, is not a...more

6/7/2015 - Class Action EEOC Gender Discrimination Job Applicants Popular Ruby Tuesday Settlement Sex Discrimination Title VII

Employer beware: NLRA rulings often conflict with existing employer policies

One of the biggest misconceptions employers have is that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) only applies to unionized employers. As a result, employers may hear of an adverse ruling from the National Labor Relations...more

2/23/2015 - Facebook NLRA NLRB Non-Union Protected Concerted Activity Section 7 Social Media Policy

Asking about religion accommodations

An employer’s obligation to raise the issue of potential accommodations for religious discrimination under Title VII will soon receive clarification, as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch...more

11/20/2014 - EEOC EEOC v Abercrombie Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Reasonable Accommodation Religious Clothing Religious Discrimination SCOTUS Title VII

Legislature clarifies ‘misconduct’ definition for denial of unemployment claims

For the second time in two years, the Oklahoma Legislature has passed reform related to the definition of “misconduct” as defined in the Employment Security Act. The reform provides clarification to employers as to which...more

5/13/2014 - Compliance Denial of Benefits Employee Rights Unemployment Benefits

Vegas vacation protected by the FMLA

Last month, in Ballard v. Chicago Park District (Case No. 13-1445, 7th Cir. 1/28/14), a federal court of appeals addressed whether an employee was eligible for FMLA leave while vacationing in Las Vegas with her terminally ill...more

2/21/2014 - Employee Benefits Employee Rights FMLA Paid Leave Unpaid Leave

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