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Jon Hyman
Transfer preferences to vacant positions as an ADA reasonable accommodation continue to baffle courts

A disabled employee comes to you and asks for a transfer to an open and available position as a reasonable accommodation? Do you grant the request? For the time being, there is no clear answer to this difficult question. The ADA includes "reassignment...

Abbey Spanier
For Workers Class Actions Are More than a Procedural Mechanism

In previous posts we have emphasized the importance of class actions to individuals seeking to enforce their rights against more powerful corporations, most recently in " Abbey Spanier Comments on the Harm to Individuals Caused by Pre-Dispute Arbitration...

Eric Meyer
"How can I keep the white girl?"

[ Editor's Note: Because " Playing the Race Card " was already taken ] The title of this post is comprised of the seven poorly-chosen words from a Vice President of Operations at a Detroit casino right before the casino terminated a white...

Robin Shea
One word on political discussions at work: Shhh.

During this season of elections, it seems to be a good time to talk about political discussions in the workplace. It's also on my mind because I was interviewed about that subject this week for an article that will appear in a soon-to-be published...

Donna Ballman
Why Did The Lawyer Put This In My Contract?: Confidentiality

This will continue my attempt to explain some of the legal mumbo jumbo in your employment contract, and why the lawyers put it there. Today, I'll talk about confidentiality. You may see a sentence or two in your agreement that look something like...

Eric Meyer
Ethics charges for two lawyers over Facebook friending a litigant

It was bound to happen sooner or later... Mary Pat Gallagher of the the NJ Law Journal reports here (subscription required) that two NJ defense lawyers face ethics charges after their paralegal allegedly friended an attorney-represented plaintiff in...