M. Scott McIntyre

M. Scott McIntyre

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When Acting to Prevent Data Breaches and Comply with Privacy Laws, Remember Overarching Employee Rights

The grocery business may be “fresh and easy,” but drafting a confidentiality and data protection policy that withstands the scrutiny of the current National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is not. The NLRB, in its recent 2-1...more

8/27/2014 - Confidential Information Data Protection Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Fresh & Easy Grocery Stores NLRA NLRB

Employees Must Prove Retaliation Was “But-For” Cause of Employment Action

Employers are well aware that poorly performing employees may lodge baseless retaliation claims as a smokescreen to interfere with legitimate discipline....more

7/10/2013 - But For Causation Discrimination EEOC Harassment Racial Discrimination Religious Discrimination Retaliation SCOTUS Title VII UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Loosen Causation Standards for Employee Retaliation Claims in University of Texas Southwestern...

On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court rejected a lower standard of proof for employee retaliation claims under Title VII, finding that a lower causation standard could tempt poorly performing employees to file frivolous claims...more

6/26/2013 - Discrimination Hiring & Firing Racial Discrimination Religious Discrimination Retaliation SCOTUS Termination UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar

United States Supreme Court Confirms that a Timely and Properly Worded Offer of Judgment May Moot a Collective Action

Last week, the United States Supreme Court confirmed what we informed readers of in our Employment Class Action Blog on February 21, 2011, "A timely and properly worded offer of judgment may moot a collective action and...more

4/25/2013 - Collective Actions Genesis HealthCare Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk Mootness SCOTUS Settlement

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