Tony G. Puckett

Tony G. Puckett

McAfee & Taft

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Care for parent leads to firing

Can an employer terminate an employee out of a belief that the employee is too distracted from his job duties due to caring for a relative with a disability? That was the issue in the recent case, Kourimihelakis v. Hartford...more

11/12/2014 - ADA Associational Retaliation Caregivers Disability Disability Discrimination Family Members Termination

She tweeted what?!

Employers may have become familiar with some of the legal and human resources issues involving social media use by employees. However, one social media platform offers an illustration of the many evolving legal, human...more

2/12/2014 - Appropriate Business Decorum Human Resources Professionals Libel NLRB Section 7 Social Media Twitter

Workplace bullying on the rise

When an NFL lineman makes allegations that one of his teammates bullied him, people notice. A big, strong lineman in the macho world of pro football is not someone people think would or could be affected by teasing, jokes and...more

11/27/2013 - Bullying Harassment Hazing Hostile Environment NFL

Gavel to Gavel: Examining NLRB rulings

Originally published in The Journal Record - February 7, 2013. Employers concerned with recent expansive rulings by the National Labor Relations Board got a significant measure of relief on Jan. 25. The U.S. Court of...more

2/8/2013 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Pro Forma Sessions Recess Appointments

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