The line between conduct that may be said to have taken place within or outside the workplace is often quite blurry. While the conduct of an employee in any part of their life has the potential to affect the reputation of...more
Off Duty Conduct -
Fountain v. British Columbia College of Teachers, 2013 BCSC 773 (British Columbia Supreme Court) -
Fountain, a teacher, fired a shot from a rifle over the heads of his sons in the aftermath of...more
In Moradi v. Marsh USA, Inc., the California Court of Appeal concluded that employees who are required to use their personal vehicles to travel to and from the office and make other work-related trips during the day are...more
The National Labor Relations Board enforces the National Labor Relations Act which provides non-supervisory employees with the right to engage in “concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual...more
Originally published in Westlaw Journal Employment (Volume 27, Issue 15), February 20, 2013.
Consider the following three scenarios:
Scenario one: Terrence worked as a flight attendant for Fly Right Airlines. While...more
On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution by a 55 to 45 percent margin, making Colorado one of the first states in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Prior to...more
Board's recent decision in J.W. Marriott makes it more difficult for employers to control off-duty employee access to the workplace.
Over the past year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) has used the...more
More than two years after the passage of New Jersey's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act ("Act"), patients are now able to register and receive state-issued identification cards to obtain prescriptions for medical...more
In a recent decision, Sodexo America LLC, 358 NLRB No. 79 (July 3, 2012), the NLRB declared that an employer rule prohibiting off-duty employees from coming into the interior of a hospital or onto outside areas of the...more
On July 9, 2012, the Arizona Supreme Court issued an employer-friendly opinion holding that an employer was not vicariously liable for negligent conduct committed by an employee during an out-of-town assignment, after work...more
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