Labor and Employment Law

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Lareau on Knox v. SEIU: A Mortal Wound?
Posted on 3 Jul 2012 by Peter Lareau

SUMMARY : This Emerging Issues Analysis suggests that the importance of this case lies not in the conclusion the Court reached about special assessments for public sector unions, but in what the decision portends for the heretofore routine procedures... Read More

That's What They Said: Facebook "Like" Under the First Amendment, Same-Sex Marriage Benefits, Plus a Carnival
Posted on 19 Sep 2013 by Eric Meyer

Now, where did I put the mustard for my deep fried Red Bull battered Twinkie dog? (Like I would ever use ketchup for that?!?) While I search for the spicy brown, I'll get you caught up on the latest employment-law news... Over at the Wall Street... Read More

Court: No First Amendment Right For Teacher to Trash Students Online
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 by Eric Meyer

Welcome to The Employer Handbook. Extending the fifteen minutes of fame of a trash-talking blogger/teacher by a 300 word blog post. Dudes, do you remember Natalie Munroe? She's the teacher who enjoyed a cup of coffee in the spotlight a few... Read More

Social Media as "Speech"
Posted on 8 May 2012 by Margaret (Molly) DiBianca

Is a public-sector employee engaging in "speech" for purposes of the First Amendment when he "likes" a post on Facebook? A recent decision from the Eastern District of Virginia concludes that the answer is "no." In Bland... Read More

Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of First Amendment Protections For Public Employees
Posted on 20 Jun 2014 by Barran Liebman LLP

In Lane v. Franks et al ., the Supreme Court unanimously held today that when a public employee testifies truthfully outside of the scope of ordinary job duties, he or she testifies as a private citizen and not as a public employee for purposes of First... Read More

SCOTUS on Public Employee Free Speech
Posted on 20 Jun 2014 by Philip Miles

We're coming down the home stretch of another SCOTUS season. We still have a few labor and employment law cases left ( Noel Canning and Harris v. Quinn ) - we should have decisions in the next week or two. Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Demoted Detective’s Free Speech Appeal
Posted on 1 Oct 2015 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 1 granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed by a police detective after the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals determined earlier this year that he failed to prove his case... Read More