On June 20, 2011, the United States Supreme Court sided
with Wal-Mart in a long-awaited decision regarding standards that apply to
class action cases. The new opinion makes it harder for plaintiffs to obtain
The case was brought...
Scene: Employee has performance issues. Employee notifies his supervisor that he needs leave for a medical condition. Employee calls in sick for two consecutive days, a Thursday and Friday, and returns to work the following Monday. Upon return, the employee...
Don't Work, Text, and Drive
By John S. Lord, Jr.
None of us should be texting and driving. None of our employees should ever be working, texting, and driving.
We all understand these common sense rules, but does your organization have...
In June 2011, several federal agencies issued policy guidance documents regarding the regulation of nanomaterials. Although the guidance documents were issued by several different agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, the Food and Drug...
NLRB Proposes to Change Its Election Case
On June 22, 2011, the NLRB issued a notice of proposed
rulemaking to amend its rules when processing a union election petition. (See 76 F.R. 36812 .) According to the notice...
Serving Two Masters Can Trigger Overtime
Gregory W. McClune
While it has been said that "no one can serve two
masters," in our modern society many people work for two or more employers at
the same time. This multiple employment...
"Associational Disability Discrimination" -
Yet Another Protected Category
by: Jeffrey S. Kopp
Everyone knows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ( http://www.ada.gov/ ) prohibits
employers from discriminating against...