Fenwick Employment Brief - April 15, 2009



*In A Major Reversal, Supreme Court Rules That Collective Bargaining Arbitration Procedures Can Trump Age Discrimination Lawsuits

*news bites

..Employee’s Termination After Failing To Take English Lessons Did Not Amount To Retaliation

..Company’s Assignment Of Manager To Another State Did Not Breach Employment Contract

..Department Of Labor Publishes Model COBRA Subsidy Notices

*Department Of Labor Issues Significant Opinion Letters On Cutting Hours

*EEOC Discrimination Charges Reach Record Numbers In 2008

*Discrimination Irony: Employee Pursues Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Against Maternity Clothier

*Only In Texas–A “Bring Your Gun to Work” Bill

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