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Robin Shea
If Your Job Makes You Want to Kill Yourself, You May (or May Not) Be an ADA "Direct Threat"

If your job makes you want to kill yourself, are you a "direct threat" to your own safety? In what has to be one of the weirdest ADA cases I've seen , a woman (let's call her "Gladys") was hired as a temp for a tech company...

John Holmquist
Wearin' of the Orange? You Are Fired!

Last Saturday was St. Patrick's Day, and many employees celebrated it on Friday by wearing green and getting together after work. A story reported that 14 employees of a Florida law firm were fired for wearing orange shirts. Traditionally, the...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
EEOC’S Adoption of Three Part Strategic Plan Will Continue Focus on Systemic Discrimination

by Tracey B. Eberling Late last month, in the culmination of almost a year's work, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) adopted a four-year strategic plan for 2012-16. The three stated goals of the plan are to: Combat...

Jon Hyman
I (Usually) Hate Unemployment Challenges

As an advocate for businesses, you might assume that I stand behind an employer's decision to challenge an ex-employee's claim for unemployment compensation. You'd be wrong. In fact, I believe that employers are better served not challenging...

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
Senate Passes Modified JOBS Act - Regulatory Reform for Small and Emerging Growth Companies Speeds Closer to Fruition

On March 22, 2012, the Senate passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act by a vote of 73-26. The House of Representatives passed the JOBS Act on March 8, 2012 by a vote of 390-23. The Senate bypassed its typical committee process to rush...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
McNees Wallace & Nurick: The National Labor Relations Board 2011 Year in Review

An Overview of the Board's Significant Decisions and Other Actions By Bruce D. Bagley, Esq . and Adam L. Santucci, Esq. Introduction By all accounts, 2011 was a busy year for the National Labor Relations Board ("Board"). In...