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Edwin Hopson
House Committee Passes Measure to Roll Back Several Recent Actions by the NLRB

On October 26, 2011, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce passed the Workforce Democracy and Fairness Act (H.R. 3094), a measure intended to roll back a number of recent actions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Specifically...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Court Denies Reinstatement to Teacher Fired for Facebook Posts

Ashley Payne resigned from her job as a teacher at Apalachee High School after the school received a complaint about pictures Payne had posted on her Facebook page. The pictures were a long way away from the type of risqué photographs we normally...

John Holmquist
Arbitration and Discrimination Claims: Say What You Really Mean to Say

In Hall v. Reagan Stark, -Mich App-, Case No. 294647, (9/1/3/11), a court of appeals panel held in a 2-1 opinion that a law firm's shareholder agreement did not preclude litigation over claims of age discrimination. Two shareholders had filed suit...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
The Sixth Circuit (Finally) Defines the Standard for Associational Discrimination Claims under the ADA

Most employers are probably well-aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") prohibits discrimination against qualified applicants and employees on the basis of disability. In Stansberry v. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation [...

Eric Meyer
Is Your Arbitration Agreement Worth the Paper It's Printed On?

Courts have blessed written agreements between employer and employee to submit federal discrimination claims to arbitration. Here is an example. But, there's legal and then there's doing right. Below, how one employer got it wrong. Very...

Jon Hyman
Are You Checking in on Your “Sick” Employees? Maybe You Should Be (or Not)

According to a recent survey by careerbuilder.com , 29% of employees admit to playing hooky from work, taking "sick" days when they were really running errands or having fun with friends or family. Despite this number, only 28% of businesses...