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Butler Snow: Workplace Vol. 2014 No. 1

Senate Bill 815, referred to as the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013” (ENDA), passed the Senate on November 7, 2013. The bill had bipartisan support with 64 Senators (10 Republican) voting in favor and 32 opposing the…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Unpaid Internships – Worth the Risk?

Over the past few years, the number of college undergraduates and recent graduates engaging in unpaid internships has grown dramatically. One expert estimates that there are between 1 and 2 million internships each year, and…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Banking Notes - October 2013: Five Practical Tips for Bank Acquirors

As the fog of the recent economic recession continues to lift, many community banks that have weathered the storm are shifting from a defensive-minded strategy to an offensive one, which in many cases focuses on the acquisition…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking,...

Overtime Exemptions: What Does "On A Salary Basis" Mean?

Generally, most employees in the United States must be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime at one and one half times the regular hourly rate for all time worked above 40 hours in a seven…more

| Labor & Employment Law

Title VII Does Not Cover Sexual Orientation...Or Does It?

From the time I began practicing employment law many (too many) years ago, and probably for longer than that, we employment types have been quite comfortable in advising our clients that Title VII does not cover sexual…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Butler Snow Workplace - Vol. 2013 No. 7

In This Issue: - A New Supreme Court Decision Helps Employers in Harassment Cases - Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Says Nursing Home RNs Are Supervisors - A New Heightened Standard For Title VII…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

A New Heightened Standard For Title VII Retaliation Claims

On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States held that Title VII retaliation claims require a plaintiff to prove the more stringent “but for” causation standard, rather than the lesser “motivating factor” standard…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Says Nursing Home RNs Are Supervisors

On July 2, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in GGNSC Springfield LLC v. NLRB denied enforcement of an order of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that found registered nurses (RNs) at a…more

| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Health

A New Supreme Court Decision Helps Employers in Harassment Cases

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Vance v. Ball State just made it easier for employers to defend against some Title VII harassment lawsuits. In a 5-4 decision, the Court rejected the harassment claims brought by a…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

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