Lori Keffer

Lori Keffer

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

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Facebooker–Good Citizen or Fired?

Can an employee’s Facebook post be grounds for termination? The Fifth Circuit says, “Yes.” Graziosi v. City of Greenville Mississippi, No. 13-60900 (5th Cir. January 9, 2015). A police officer posted on her Facebook page and...more

1/27/2015 - Employee Privacy Rights Facebook Hiring & Firing Law Enforcement Public Employees Public Employers Social Media Social Networks Termination

Federal Contractors Beware – Part 7

In response to President Obama’s July 2014 Executive Order discussed here, on December 3, 2014, the Department of Labor announced a new rule prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identity or...more

12/16/2014 - Barack Obama DOL Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Discrimination Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Federal Contractors Beware – Part 6

On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, entitled “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors”, ordering a minimum wage increase to $10.10 for workers on federal construction and service contracts....more

10/8/2014 - Employee Rights Executive Orders Federal Contractors Minimum Wage Wage and Hour Wages

Federal Contractors Beware – Part 5

On September 15, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a proposed rule prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against an employee or applicant who discusses,...more

9/18/2014 - Contractors Discrimination Federal Contractors OFCCP Subcontractors

Federal Contractors Beware – Part 4

On August 6, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a proposed rule requiring federal contractors to provide “summary” compensation data, as instructed by President Obama in his April 8,...more

8/11/2014 - Barack Obama Disclosure Requirements EEO-1 Equal Pay Federal Contractors OFCCP Proposed Regulation Reporting Requirements Subcontractors

Federal Contractors Beware – Part 3

Federal contractors beware. More changes are coming your way, again. On July 31, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order titled the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order”. First, the order requires companies...more

8/4/2014 - ADA ADEA Compliance Davis-Bacon Act Discrimination Employee Rights Executive Orders Federal Contractors FLSA FMLA LGBT NLRA NLRB OSHA

Federal Contractors Beware – Part 2

Federal contractors beware. More changes are coming your way. On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identity and sexual...more

7/24/2014 - Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Identity Sexual Orientation Sexual Orientation Discrimination

California Almost Goes Along on Class Waivers

The California Supreme Court has ruled that class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements are enforceable – with one gaping exception. Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, L.L.C., S204032 (Cal. June 23,...more

7/3/2014 - Arbitration Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers CLS Transportation Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian PAGA Trucking Industry Wage and Hour

Upcoming Changes for Federal Contractors

In September 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) implemented its regulation increasing the affirmative action requirements regarding individuals with disabilities for those federal contractors and...more

2/14/2014 - Affirmative Action Disability Federal Contractors Hiring & Firing OFCCP Veterans Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act

The Employee’s Asking For It

When an employee applies for, and gets, a job transfer, the employer has not subjected the employee to an adverse employment action – or has it? In a recent case, the plaintiff claimed he suffered an adverse employment action...more

1/16/2014 - ADEA Adverse Employment Action Civil Rights Act Employer Liability Issues Title VII Transfers

The Plaintiff’s Bankruptcy as a Bar to Later Lawsuits

When does a plaintiff’s bankruptcy bar a later discrimination claim? The Ninth Circuit recently framed the issue with two cases...more

12/18/2013 - Consumer Bankruptcy Discrimination

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