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Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Employee's Tookus Antics Costs Him $2m

Jason Selch worked as an investment analyst for his employer for 10 years. The company went through multiple mergers and acquisitions and eventually was bought by a Bank of America subsidiary. After the BoA merger, Selch learned that his friend and co...

Edwin Hopson
Federal Court Rejects NLRB Challenge to State "Secret Ballot" Law

On September 5, 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone ruled that an Arizona state constitutional amendment addressing how employees choose a union was not on its face preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB had filed suit...

Lisa Stam
Who Enforces AODA Standards?

I have questioned the teeth of the Accessibility of Ontarians with a Disability Act ("AODA") in my past blog post, Where's the Teeth? . While the fines for non-compliance are huge (up to $100,000 per day - see section 83 of AODA Reg 191...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Why I May Have to Eat My Emoticons

Most of the time, HR and employment law are serious topics. But, sometimes, they can be seriously funny. Today, I read something that qualified for the latter description. It strikes me as so funny that I just have to share it with you, dear readers....

John Holmquist
Whistleblowers in Michigan: whistling in the wind?

The Whistleblowers' Protection Act ("WPA") was enacted in 1980 and requires an action to be filed within 90 days of the occurrence that is the basis of the claim. The elements of a claim are not complicated; to recover, an employee must...

Jon Hyman
Unemployment (or prior lawsuits) as a protected class? Not so fast says the 6th Circuit

Last week, in Berrington v. Wal-Mart , the 6th Circuit considered the issue of whether a company could be liable for refusing to hire someone because he filed an unemployment claim. William Berrington claimed that a Kalamazoo, Michigan, Wal-Mart's...