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Ohio Employer's Law Blog
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community St

Visit the Ohio Employer's Law Blog, written by Jon Hyman, for practical employment law information . Read More

EEOC Holds Public Meeting on 21st Century Hiring Discrimination … and Misses the Biggest Issue
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by Jon Hyman

There is perhaps no issue more important to the topic of hiring in the 21st century than social media. Yet, yesterday the EEOC held a public meeting entitled, " Disparate Treatment in 21st Century Hiring Decisions ," and completely ignored... Read More

5 Legal Traps for the Wariest Employer
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by Robin Shea

You’re an employer who tries to do the right thing. But what hidden traps are out there, waiting to grab your ankle and yank you into a lawsuit? Here are a few that cause trouble for even the best employers: Trap No. 5: Capturing all time worked... Read More

How to Stay on the NLRB's "Friends" List
Posted on 3 Mar 2011 by Bullivant Houser Bailey PC

by Chrys A. Martin and Krista N. Hardwick You may recall that last November we told you about the Connecticut employer who faced NLRB charges for firing an employee who posted derogatory comments about the company on Facebook ( http://www.bullivant... Read More

Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of June 20, 2011)
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Finally - A Little Good News From the Supreme Court for Employers By Daniel A. Kaplan The decisions from the United States Supreme Court have been less than friendly to employers during the past several years. The expansion of retaliation claims... Read More

Is An Oral Agreement Of Employment Enforceable In New York?
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by David S. Rich

A company in New York State makes a verbal offer of employment to an individual. Before the individual begins work, the company's profits plummet or its budget is slashed. If the company withdraws the oral offer of employment, does the individual... Read More

Unlawful to Fire Employee for Facebook Rant?
Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by Williams Mullen

Editor: Heath H. Galloway Facebook is everywhere, and its implications for employers can be maddening. It is one thing to prevent your employees from using Facebook while they are at work, but what control do you have over what your employees say... Read More

Supreme Court finds religion, dismisses discrimination lawsuit
Posted on 13 Jan 2012 by Jon Hyman

Any decision issued by the Supreme Court in an employment case is newsworthy. Thus, even though Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & School v. EEOC [pdf] concerns the viability and applicability of the narrow ministerial exception under Title... Read More

Employers Cannot Turn a Blind Eye to Harassment by Its Customers, Clients or Independent Contractors
Posted on 17 May 2011 by LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community St

By: Heather Kofron In a matter of first impression, the Fourth Circuit recently found in EEOC v. Cromer Food Services, Inc., that the employer had actual or constructive knowledge of harassment of its employee by one of its biggest clients and... Read More

Start Off the Year With Both Reflection and Resolution
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

by Allison B. Williams If you are like me, the changing of the calendar year is often a time to reflect on the past year and to set resolutions for the coming one. Not only is this a perfect opportunity to work on personal growth, but also to work... Read More

Employment Law Advice You Should Never Follow
Posted on 12 Dec 2014 by Robin Shea

Employers, if you’re getting advice like this from your employment lawyer, do you know what time it is? Time to get a new employment lawyer. “Never give in on unemployment.” This is terrible advice on so many levels. First, an... Read More

Employment Alert: Sixth Circuit Upholds Employer's Right to Deny an Employee a Promotion, Even After Employee's Safety Complaints
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by Keller and Heckman LLP

On March 29, 2011, the Sixth Circuit decided Hoffman v. Solis , Case No. 08-4128, a retaliation case brought after a pilot was allegedly denied a promotion in response to his safety complaints. Mark Hoffman claimed NetJets Aviation, Inc. violated the... Read More

Supreme Court to Tackle Nationwide Class Action Based on Decentralized Decision-Making: Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes
Posted on 27 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community St

In this Emerging Issues Commentary, Arthur Silbergeld and Jessica Boar discuss the recent Class Action Based on Decentralized Decision-Making: Wal-Mart Stores v. Dukes Excerpt: On December 6, 2010, the Supreme Court granted Wal-Mart's petition... Read More

Department of Labor's 'Bridge to Justice' Will Likely Lead to More Lawsuits Against Employers
Posted on 14 Dec 2010 by GreenbergTraurig

Effective December 13, 2010, an unprecedented joint "Bridge to Justice" initiative between the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Bar Association will assist plaintiffs in obtaining legal counsel for claims under the Fair Labor Standards... Read More

FINRA Arbitrators Hold That Terminated Merrill Lynch Broker Need Not Pay Merrill $3.3 Million Owing Under Promissory Note
Posted on 25 May 2011 by David S. Rich

On May 6, 2011, after an eight-day hearing, an arbitration panel of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA"), sitting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, held that a discharged broker of Bank of America Corp. ("BAC"... Read More