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Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of January 9, 2012)

Potty Mouth Employee Loses Protection Written by: Michael C. Lueder The NLRB ruled that it was unlawful for Plaza Auto Center to fire car salesman Nick Aguirre after he swore at the company's owner ( http://tinyurl.com/7cfy2dz ). Mr. Aguirre had...

Robin Shea
Employment law leftovers: Best of 2011, what's up for 2012, and resolutions.

After a great holiday feast, isn't it fun just to eat the leftovers? Like a nice, cold roast beast sandwich with a wedge of leftover pie? Yum! Here are some great labor and employment blog "leftovers" from the holidays that I hope...

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High Court Hears Arguments In Case Over Union Agency Fees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Jan. 10 in a case challenging what constitutes proper notice of temporary mid-year fees assessed by a union and used for political purposes and whether the appeal is moot...

Eric Meyer
Say cheese! Thank you for supporting organized labor.

No inflatable rats here, folks. Just some organizing shenanigans. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board was tasked with determining whether a union may use the photograph of an employee, without his authorization, on union-organizing materials...

Eric Meyer
Can ADA-disabled employees be required to work overtime?

To prove disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a plaintiff, at a minimum, must prove that: she is disabled; she is otherwise qualified to perform the job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodation;...

Jon Hyman
Is the NLRB backing off its position on social media as protected, concerted activity?

A quartet of advice memos released by the NLRB's Office of the General Counsel over the past weeks suggests that the NLRB may be backing of its extreme protections of employee social media posts as protected, concerted activity. In Children's...