Patrick Muldowney

Patrick Muldowney

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Anti-Discrimination Laws Going “Intern”-ational? New York City Extends Its Human Rights Law to Unpaid Interns

As we reported last October, a federal court in New York found that an unpaid intern could not bring a hostile work environment sexual harassment claim pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). (Wang v....more

4/8/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Anti-Harassment Policies Disability Discrimination Gender Discrimination Hostile Environment Internships NYCHRL Race Discrimination Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

D.R. Horton on Steroids: NLRB Invalidates Arbitration Agreement Without Class Waiver

As reported previously here, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) in D.R. Horton, Inc., 357 NLRB No. 184 (2012), held that requiring employees to enter into an arbitration agreement containing a...more

1/28/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Collective Actions D.R. Horton D.R. Horton v NLRB Federal Arbitration Act Mandatory Arbitration Clauses NLRA NLRB

Not So Fast, My Friend! Eleventh Circuit Weighs In On NLRB Recess Appointment Issue

As we previously reported, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Noel Canning v. NLRB, 705 F.3d 490 (D.C. Cir. 2013) struck down President Barack Obama’s “recess appointments” of three members of the...more

11/27/2013 - Canning v NLRB Labor Certifications NLRB Recess Appointments Solicitation/Distribution Policies Unfair Labor Practices Unions

Interns and Anti-Discrimination Laws: Is Wang Employers’ High-Water Mark?

So you may have heard – a federal court in New York has dismissed an unpaid intern’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim against a media company pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). (Wang v....more

10/23/2013 - Anti-Discrimination Policies Harassment Human Rights Internships Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

Open Season on Interns? What Are the Real Take-Aways from Wang?

So you may have heard – a federal court in New York has dismissed an unpaid intern’s hostile work environment sexual harassment claim against a media company pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”). (Wang v....more

10/22/2013 - Harassment Human Rights Internships Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

Solidarity Forever? When it Comes to Obamacare and Unions, Maybe Not.

From the time of his initial run for President, and throughout his time in office, President Barack Obama has had the near universal support of organized labor....more

9/13/2013 - Affordable Care Act AFL-CIO Unions

Court Slams EEOC on Background Check Lawsuit

Last week, a district court in Maryland granted summary judgment in favor of Freeman, Inc. (“Freeman”), a service provider for corporate events, with respect to a nationwide pattern and practice lawsuit brought by the U.S....more

8/19/2013 - Background Checks Civil Rights Act Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC Pattern or Practice Summary Judgment Title VII

Closing Shop: Courts Look to Rein in the NLRB

Over the past several years, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) has engaged in an aggressive campaign to extend its reach into non-union workplaces with the goal of facilitating unionization....more

7/1/2013 - Compliance New Regulations NLRA NLRB Non-Union Union Representatives Unions

Fourth Circuit Says NLRB Lacks Authority to Require Union Poster

On June 14, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB or Board) requirement that employers subject to its jurisdiction post on their properties and...more

6/25/2013 - NLRA NLRB Notice Requirements Posting Requirements Rulemaking Process

D.C. Circuit Court Shuts Down NLRB Rule Requiring Union Poster

On May 7, 2013, a federal appellate court in Washington, D.C., struck down the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB or Board) requirement that employers subject to its jurisdiction post on their properties and websites a...more

5/15/2013 - Anti-Union Actions Free Speech NLRA NLRB Notice Requirements Posting Requirements

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