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Appeals court rules no pretext found in ADEA discrimination case

The Tenth Circuit recently ruled that pretext would not be found if an employer terminated an employee based on a genuine belief that the employee had violated company policy…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

‘More’ does not equal ‘different’ when job duties are comparable under the Equal Pay Act

It has long been thought that the Equal Pay Act (EPA) does not apply if the male and female employees being compared for purposes of establishing pay disparities spend significant amounts of time on different job duties, even…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: Rulings could limit jurisdiction

“Can we be sued there?” Our firm’s business clients ask this question frequently. Lawyers and courts have debated the answer for decades. Jurisdiction over a corporation can be complicated, especially for companies that…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Not following instructions will still get you fired, even when you engage in protected activity

In Meyers v. Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld judgment for the employer even though the plaintiff had engaged in legally protected activity because she disregarded her…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

New ‘.bank’ domain available in mid-2015

New opportunities for the banking community are coming this year. In the fall of 2014, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the entity responsible for coordinating internet domain names, granted fTLD…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Senate blocks NLRB’s ‘ambush election’ rule; resolution now goes to House

The new “ambush election” rules from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which are scheduled to take effect April 14, were the subject of a disapproving resolution from the U.S. Senate this week. The Senate voted 53-46 to…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Hospital-Physician Alignment

Hospital-physician alignment involves the effective coordination between physicians and hospitals in order to accomplish and prioritize patient care and financial goals. Those goals may relate to better patient-centered care,…more
| Health

OFCCP proposes updated regulations on discrimination on the basis of sex

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced proposed regulations updating its current regulations for federal government contractors and subcontractors regarding…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

More FMLA rights for same-sex couples

Under a new rule published on February 23, 2015 by the Department of Labor (DOL), beginning March 27, 2015, same-sex couples will enjoy expanded Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) rights…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Job descriptions continue to be critical in defending against disability claims

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed summary judgment on behalf of the employer in a case where the employee claimed that the requirement to be a Department of Transportation-certified driver was not an essential…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Employer beware: NLRA rulings often conflict with existing employer policies

One of the biggest misconceptions employers have is that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) only applies to unionized employers. As a result, employers may hear of an adverse ruling from the National Labor Relations Board –…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Texas court rules disabled employees must ask for accommodations

What’s an employer to do when a disabled employee has repeated opportunities to ask for an accommodation but doesn’t act on them? In a recent case, a federal court in Texas ruled that the employer was justifiable in terminating…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Rules differ regarding second opinions on fitness-for-duty certifications

Employers may require fitness-for-duty certifications in a variety of circumstances, including employees returning from leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and determining the existence of disabilities or the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employee who quit during interactive process cannot pursue ADA claim

A federal appeals court recently decided against an employee who failed to satisfy her obligation to cooperate in the interactive process with her employer when searching for a reasonable accommodation for her disability. The…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The spy who came in from the kitchen…

Offering workers the opportunity to work from home has many benefits for both the employee and employer, but it can bring challenges as well. One challenge is handling trade secrets, which are defined as any information that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property
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