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Newsbreak: What You Post on Facebook Can Be Used Against You
As More States Implement Social Media Password Laws, There’s Still Some Blind Spots
Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
On Tuesday, June 4th, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its first decision interpreting the Sarbanes Oxley Act’s whistleblower protection provision, affirming a decision by the U.S. Department of Labor’s...more
In Dos Santos v. Delta Airlines, Inc., 2012-AIR-20 (ALJ Jan. 11, 2013), an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) examined whether the facts alleged by the complainant required a territorial or...more
The federal agency charged with ending racial stereotypes in the workplace, the EEOC, hinged its entire systemic case on stereotypical way in which different races “look.” The court was having none of it, excluding the EEOC's...more
On December 10, 2012 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Kloeckner v. Solis holding that “[a] federal employee who claims that an agency action appealable to the MSPB violates an antidiscrimination statute...more
Law Firm Fired Employee Because of Her Lymphatic Condition, Federal Agency Charges -
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, a law firm with offices primarily in the southeastern United States,...more
Seventh Circuit Affirms That Staffing Firm Must Answer EEOC Subpoena From 2009 -
CHICAGO - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that a federal appeals court ordered Aerotek, Inc., one...more
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the "Act") was enacted in 2005. The Act recognizes "the history of discrimination against persons with disabilities in Ontario" and has, as its primary purpose,...more
Our family experienced a great loss this week. My mother in law — a huge fan of this blog — passed away. She always sent me an e-mail on a post she liked. She liked learning and often commented that she found it useful on...more
California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, Civil Code Section 51, generally provides that all persons within California are free and equal, regardless of their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability,...more
A federal district court in Ohio has refused to dismiss a complaint for religious discrimination made by a hospital employee after the employee was fired for refusing to be vaccinated for the flu. The basis of the refusal to...more
In This Issue:
- New Pregnancy and Disability Regulations for California Employers
- Washington Federal Court Declines to Uphold Broad Non-compete Restrictions Against California...more
In October 2011, the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC) proposed amended regulations governing disability discrimination, reasonable accommodation, and the interactive process under the California Fair...more
On December 26, 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued the first decision by a federal Court of Appeals concerning the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") that require employers to provide...more
Federal Court Affirms Agency May File Class Complaint Without Complete Information on All Possible Bias Victims
CHICAGO - On its own motion, a federal district court reversed itself Friday and denied a defendant's...more
A ruling from an Ohio federal court warns that a religious discrimination claim can arise from of a set of beliefs that an employer might not ordinarily equate with religion. In Chenzira v. Cincinnati Childrens’ Hospital...more
Agency's New Strategic Enforcement Plan Calls for Federal Sector Complement -
WASHINGTON - The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that it is seeking public comment regarding its priorities...more
On January 7, 2013, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“the Department”) published proposed rules to implement a bill that Governor Chris Christie signed into law in September 2012 which requires...more
In Martinez v. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc., Case No. 11-2189 (6th Cir. Jan. 10, 2013), in a published decision, the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a "reverse" racial discrimination claim arising out of...more
The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued the ‘Fifth Statement of New Regulations’ (the “Statement”), which provides details of regulatory reforms and implementation dates for 2013.
In This Issue:
- $1.347 Million Award To Former General Counsel For Breach Of Implied Contract Is Upheld - Faigin v. Signature Group Holdings, Inc., 211 Cal. App. 4th 726 (2012)
- $114,000 Pregnancy...more
Now that the Christmas rush is over and you’ve indulged in all the excesses of the holiday season, it’s time to make your annual New Year’s resolutions. We’re not talking about resolving to lose 15 pounds or be nicer to your...more
HVAC Company Fired Employee Because of Heart Condition and Refused to Rehire Him After He Filed a Discrimination Charge, Federal Agency Said -
BALTIMORE - A leading provider of mechanical heating, ventilation and air...more
89 Women To Benefit From Settlement With World's Largest Burger King Franchisee -
NEW YORK - Carrols Corporation, the world's largest Burger King franchisee, will pay $2.5 million and take significant remedial steps to...more
Recent federal settlements in reverse discrimination cases confirm that antidiscrimination laws prohibit illegal discrimination of any kind that is based on a victim's membership in a protected class (sex, race, religion,...more
Recently, when advising a client who was investigating a complaint of sexual harassment, I had the opportunity to revisit the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance: Vicarious Employer Liability for Unlawful Harassment by Supervisors...more
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