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Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Social Media Woes for School Districts

Teachers' use of social media continues to make headlines. NPR reported on a recent incident in New Jersey, involving Union High School teacher, Viki Knox. Knox was suspended in response to outrage surrounding comments she'd posted on her...

David S. Rich
Can My Business in New Jersey Fire an Employee Because of His Off-the-Job Conduct?

With certain exceptions, a business in New Jersey may fire or refuse to hire a person because of his or her lawful, off-duty, political or recreational activities. Specifically, in New Jersey , employers may not refuse to hire or employ any individual...

Eric Meyer
Nothing Good Comes of Forcing Employees to Go to Brothels

And, then, there are those that allegedly do. It is on those occasions that this blog can practically write itself. Take, for example, AutoNation . According to a complaint recently filed in California state court -- well, let's just say that...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
The NLRB as a Political Battleground

by Joseph U. Leonoro The National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") has been a hot topic on this blog in 2011, so it's not surprising we are still talking about them as the year comes to a close. Back in the summer, the Board proposed...

Sands Anderson PC
Supervisors Could Be Personally Liable for Leave Interference

by Phyllis Katz In a case decided in late August, Weth v O'Leary , a federal court in Virginia sent a wake-up call to all public employer supervisors when it held that the Treasurer of Arlington County could be held personally liable for interfering...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Leaving One Hostile Work Environment for Another

Back in August, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided a case and ruled that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA") did not recognize claims of hostile work environment based on...