Philip Phillips

Philip Phillips

Foley & Lardner LLP

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No Coach Necessary for Potty-Mouth Employee

As we have recently noted, and as many employers have probably bemoaned a time or two, sometimes it feels like the legal concept of “reasonable accommodation” has little to do with real-world notions of what is reasonable,...more

7/30/2014 - ADA Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Interactive Process Reasonable Accommodation Termination

The Sixth Circuit Invalidates Shortened Limitations Period for FLSA and EPA Claims

In some jurisdictions, such as Michigan, an employer may be able to shorten the statute of limitations for an employee to file an employment discrimination lawsuit....more

8/13/2013 - Discrimination Equal Pay Act FLSA Gender Discrimination Gender-Based Pay Discrimination Over-Time Statute of Limitations Waivers

The Third Circuit Rules President Obama’s 2010 NLRB Recess Appointment Was Invalid

Dealing yet another blow to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”), on May 16, 2013, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that President Obama’s 2010 recess appointment of Craig Becker to the NLRB was...more

5/30/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB NLRB v New Vista Nursing Recess Appointments

Employee’s Facebook Fumble Dooms Her FMLA Claims

As we have previously mentioned, an employer’s use of social media content has its risks and legal limitations. However, under certain circumstances, an employee’s social media activity may prove relevant to and warrant...more

2/19/2013 - Evidence Facebook FMLA FMLA Abuse Hiring & Firing Social Media Termination

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