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Abbey Spanier
Informal Conversations with Department of Labor are Insufficient to Avoid Liquidated Damages in Class Action

In McLean v. Garage Management Corp ., Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York reaffirmed the high standards an employer must meet in order to avoid liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act-holding that lessons learned from...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
The NLRB Is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

NLRB's Acting G.C. Lafe Solomon issued his third report on social media earlier this week. (PDF). And what a fervor it caused! What a frenzy! Twitter was all atwitter with excitement over the promise of some meaningful guidance on the interplay...

Martha J. Zackin
Termination of Employee Based on her Marriage to an Undocumented Alien Does Not Violate VII

In 2011, the United States Supreme Court held in Thompson v. North American Stainless that an employer may violate Title VII by retaliating against an employee who is related to a worker engaged in conduct protected by Title VII-even if the employee himself...

Jon Hyman
Ohio Supreme Court upholds statewide workplace smoking ban

Thursday, May 24, 2012 On November 7, 2006, Ohio voters passed a ballot initiative to enact the Smoke Free Workplace Act. It became effective on December 7, 2006, and is codified in R.C. Chapter 3794 . Generally, to adhere to the Act, businesses...

Edwin Hopson
NLRB Member Terence Flynn Tenders His Resignation

The National Labor Relations Board announced on May 27, 2012, that Board Member Terence F. Flynn, a Republican, had submitted his resignation the day before to President Obama and to NLRB Chairman Mark Pearce. Flynn's resignation came after allegations...

Jon Hyman
Ohio joins the fray on employers asking for social media passwords

It was only a matter of time before Ohio joined the list of states to introduce legislation that would prohibit employers from asking for social media passwords. Senate Bill 351 , introduced late last week, would amend Ohio's employment discrimination...