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Eric Meyer
D-I-S-M-I-S-S-E-D! Court punts Playboy-posing cheerleader's bias claims.

Last May, I slobbered over blogged here about a former Indianapolis Colts' cheerleader who sued the team claiming that the Colts discriminated against her on the basis of her race (Asian) and national origin (Indonesian). Earlier this week, the...

Jon Hyman
Courts inch closer to recognizing sexual orientation as a protected class

The Ohio Bell Telephone Company fired Plaintiff Jason Koren after he missed work for his father's funeral. Koren suspected that Ohio Bell really fired him because he's homosexual and took his husband's last name. He sued for gender discrimination...

Martha J. Zackin
Background Checks: Stepped-Up Enforcement of FCRA

By this time, most employers realize that the Fair Credit Reporting Act governs all types of employment-related background checks, not just credit checks. If and to the extent there was ever any question whether Google searches or searches of various...

Donna Ballman
Is Your Employer’s Investigation Gag Order Illegal? Why Investigations Might Not Be Confidential Anymore

You may have heard management-side folks yelling, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" recently. They're totally freaked out about the NLRB's recent ruling in Banner Health System d/b/a Banner Estrella Medical Center and James A...

Eric Meyer
Horseshoes, hand grenades and....FMLA eligibility?

And here I thought close only counted in the first two... Who knew that close enough is good enough under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when meeting the 1,250-hour eligibility requirement? Apparently, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Legal Extortion of Employers With the FLSA

Continuing the FLSA theme from last week , today's post is about the impact of a recent decision by the 5th Circuit in Martin v. Spring Break Productions, LLC , No. 11-30671 (5th Cir. July 24, 2012). The relevant facts of the Martin decision are very...