Loren Lee Forrest Jr.

Loren Lee Forrest Jr.

Holland & Knight LLP

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Recent NLRB Decisions Condone Workplace Profanity and Insubordination - Employers Need to Know What Is Considered Protected...

An administrative law judge (ALJ) of the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") recently found that a Hooters employee who cursed at her co-worker during an employee bikini contest was wrongfully terminated by her...more

9/16/2014 - Corporate Counsel Discipline Insubordination Policy NLRA NLRB Obscenity Protected Activity

New York's Highest Court: Indefinite Leave Not Reasonable Under State Law, But Could Be Under NYC Law

In a decision that is both favorable to and disadvantageous for New York State employers, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled that indefinite leave is not a reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities under the...more

11/5/2013 - Disability Disability Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship Unpaid Leave

N.Y. Court of Appeals Allows Hospitality Industry Employer Broad Discretion in Mandatory Tip Pooling

In decision that is helpful to hospitality industry employers, the New York State Court of Appeals has given restaurants and other food outlets considerable flexibility in establishing mandatory tip pooling for service staff....more

8/2/2013 - Delegation of Discretion Hospitality Industry Managers Supervisors Tip-Pooling Tips

President's Appointments to the NLRB Vacated, 2012 Board Decisions in Jeopardy

Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. The three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit held that the president...more

1/28/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments

Amended Labor Law Section 193 Allows Employers Greater Flexibility with Payroll Deductions

Effective November 6, 2012, amended New York Labor Law section 193 relaxes the overly restrictive dictates of the old law and gives employers greater latitude in making deductions from employee paychecks. Employers should...more

11/6/2012 - Wage Deductions Wages

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