Nick Birkenhauer

Employees' Social Media Activity: NLRB Clicks the "Like" Button

The proliferation of social media issues in the workplace has created a multitude of challenging new problems for employers. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is doing its best to expand that list. As recent NLRB…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Terminated Employee with Bipolar Disorder Awarded $315,000 in ADA Case

Employers must be mindful that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to a wide range of both physical and mental conditions, as a March 29 decision from a Washington federal court makes clear. The case is one of the…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Charges Rise to Record High

The number of discrimination complaints received by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rose to an all-time high last year, led by an increase in discrimination charges based on religion and national origin. The…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Employers Can Prevent Doomsday Scenario With Restrictive Covenants

A company's most valuable asset is its customers. Without adequate safeguards, results can be devastating when an employee leaves to start a competing business and takes customers with him. A business can protect itself by…more
| Labor & Employment Law

How You Conduct a RIF Can Reduce Your Risk of Being Sued

With the economic crisis taking a toll on employers, businesses are slashing payroll and laying off employees. An involuntary reduction in force (RIF) can be an effective tool for reducing workforce and cost but can also lead…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Labor Unions Flex Political Muscle

American labor relations are set to undergo dramatic changes if Congress enacts the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 1409). EFCA would amend the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to make it significantly easier for workers to…more
| Labor & Employment Law

How To Properly Say "You're Fired"

Terminating an employee is never a pleasant experience. Employers enjoy handing out pink slips about as much as employees enjoy receiving them. Termination of employment is, however, an unavoidable consequence of the modern…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Ohio Smoking Ban Clouds Issue of Employee Rights

Last November, Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a law banning cigarette smoke from all public places and "places of employment." In neighboring Kentucky, smokers can sue when their employers treat them differently than…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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