Jon Hyman
Where Does Your State Rank in Discrimination Filings? Ohio … We’re Not So Bad

According to Bloomberg Businessweek , 2010 was a banner year for workplace discrimination claims. Nationwide, there was a record 99,922 charges of discrimination filed. How does your state rank? Businessweek figured that out too . For example, my state...

Jon Hyman
6th Circuit Strikes Back Against Union’s Self-Help Protest

When does a union protest turn from lawful, protected conduct to unlawful harassment? A case decided yesterday by the 6th Circuit provides some guidance. Pulte Homes, Inc. v. Laborers' International Union of N. Am. (6th Cir. 8/2/11) [pdf] starts...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
From the Newsroom: EEOC’S New GINA Proposal

By Vanessa L. Goddard Last month, the EEOC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would extend existing recordkeeping requirements under Title VII and the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") to employers covered by the Genetic...

Jon Hyman
Must Employers Pay Unused Vacation at Termination? It Depends.

One issue that often arises with employees is whether they should be paid out unused vacation pay at the end of employment. Because Ohio law considers vacation pay a deferred payment of an earned benefit, an employer generally cannot withhold accrued...

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Foley & Lardner LLP
Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of August 1, 2011)

Baby, It's Hot Outside! OSHA Undertakes Campaign to Prevent Heat-Related Illness in the Workplace By Mark J. Neuberger Much of the country has been sweltering under record high temperatures in what may yet develop into the hottest summer...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Cat’s Paw Redux: Staub v. Proctor Hospital Hits Ohio

By Joseph U. Leonoro In March of this year, I wrote about a recent decision from the United States Supreme Court - Staub v. Proctor Hospital - addressing the "cat's paw" theory of liability in employment discrimination cases. Under...