Monte Grix

Monte Grix

Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

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eAlert - Supreme Court Nixes Obama Administration's NLRB Recess Appointments

The U.S. Supreme Court, on the last day of its current term, has now had the final say in the Obama Administration's recess appointments controversy involving Noel Canning, a bottler of Pepsi-Cola products, and the National...more

7/7/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Employment Discrimination Decisions - Number 43: The Genetic Information...

As momentous as it was, the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was, in many ways, an incremental, evolutionary response to centuries of racial, gender, and other types of discrimination. This is not unusual in the...more

6/25/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues GINA Title VII

50 For 50: Five Decades Of The Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 23: After-Acquired Evidence

“You did what? If I Hadn’t Already Fired You, I’d Fire You Now!” What if? This is the question that has followed Title VII since its inception: how do you apply this revolutionary (yet seemingly straightforward) prohibition...more

6/6/2014 - ADEA After-Acquired Evidence Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing SCOTUS Termination Title VII

50 for 50: Five Decades of the Most Important Discrimination Law Developments - Number 7: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

You Mean Gender Discrimination Under Title VII Didn’t Always Include Pregnancy? We often think of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 first through the lens of race discrimination—understandably so, since the televised images of...more

5/20/2014 - Civil Rights Act Discrimination Employee Rights Gender Discrimination General Electric Pregnancy Discrimination Title VII

NLRB Strikes Down “Negativity” Policy

Eighteen months ago, we reported on a slate of decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which struck down social media, confidentiality and other similar policies from non-union employee handbooks. Last week...more

4/23/2014 - Confidentiality Policies Employee Handbooks Employer Liability Issues Hills and Dales NLRB Non-Union Social Media Policy

When Santa Is Naughty, Does He Give Himself a Lump of Coal?

If so, then Santa should be giving himself a nice chunk of West Virginia’s finest to burn in his stove this Christmas. According the Associated Press, recently, at a mall in Hingham, Massachusetts, Santa was barred from the...more

12/19/2013 - Assault Battery Civil Rights Act FEHA Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment Title VII

The HR Grinch: The Pitfalls Of Businesses That Open For The Holidays

There was a lot of buzz in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving—buzz which will continue through the Christmas holiday—about retailers and other businesses that not only opened on “Black Friday,” but also on Thanksgiving Day...more

12/12/2013 - Black Friday Blue Laws Holiday Pay Holidays Retailers Thanksgiving Vacation Pay Wages

Sonic-Calabasas II: A New Wrinkle In Arbitration Law In California

The California Supreme Court’s decision in Sonic Calabassas A, Inc. v. Moreno has the potential to eliminate a powerful tool used by employers to avoid administrative hearings before the California Department of Labor,...more

11/1/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion DLSE SCOTUS

eAlert - How to Comply with the Affordable Care Act: Four Things a California Employer Needs to Know

It’s the single most controversial law passed by Congress in the last 10 years. Business groups spent hundreds of millions of dollars to defeat it in Congress and to have it overturned in the courts. But now, the Patient...more

9/23/2013 - Affordable Care Act EEOC Employer Group Health Plans Employer Mandates Healthcare Penalties Retaliation Shared Responsibility Rule Unions Wellness Programs Whistleblowers

Iowa Dentist Lawfully Fires Attractive Female Assistant Because She Was A Threat To His Marriage

In the salacious realm of sex discrimination law, the Iowa Supreme Court recently rendered an opinion that just might contend for the best blog fodder of 2013....more

8/1/2013

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