Under certain circumstances, a defendant who gets sued in
state court can "remove" the case to federal court. Under federal
law, defendants have 30 days from the date the plaintiff serves "the
defendant" to file the notice of removal...
You may recall a Case of the Week from back in May: Same
Sex Partner Benefits and the Constitution . In short, two women filed suit
against my hometown school district (State College Area School District)
alleging unconstitutional sexual orientation...
Sometimes employment laws lead to seemingly silly results
- perhaps we can call them "unintended consequences" to borrow a term
from economics (what can I say? The law and econ lessons from my days at George
Mason have stuck with me). Need...
Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Elgin
v. Dep't of Treasury . The Petitioner's
Brief describes the issue and the existing circuit court split:
Do federal district courts have jurisdiction over
constitutional claims for...
This post has been a long time coming... but at long last
it's the final post in the four-part
series on the NLRB's social
media memo . This post will address the NLRB's position on (what it views
as) overly broad social media policies...
Some employers terminate their employees pretty often.
Sometimes there are even rumors about who will get fired next. But you know
what's probably not a good idea for employers? Holding a contest in which
employees place $10 bets on who will get...
According to new ABA opinion letters, and a new article from Corporate Counsel, attorneys in employment law owe a duty to warn employee-clients about email interception. In ABA Opinions Clarify Ethical Obligations in Email interception , Jeff Campolongo...