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Jon Hyman
More Social Media Woes: Employee Fired for “Liking” Gay Facebook Page

According to MSNBC , an employee has sued the Library of Congress for firing him after his manager discovered that he had "liked" the "Two Dads" page on Facebook. The employee, Peter TerVeer, claims that after his manager discovered...

Jon Hyman
Don’t Post Those New NLRB Notices—Finally

On Monday, I reported that a South Carolina federal court had invalidated the NLRB's attempt to force employers to post a statement of employees' rights under the National Labor Relations Act. I cautioned that until you heard otherwise, employers...

Robin Shea
Can an Employer Insist on Regular Attendance Without Violating the ADA? Maybe.

Woody Allen once said, "80 percent of success is showing up." So true, so true! The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit* came out recently with a great decision on when "showing up" -- also known as "attendance"...

Bajeerah LaCava
Unanimous High Court: Private Attorney Hired by Government Entitled to Immunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A private attorney who is temporarily retained by the government to carry out the government's work may seek qualified immunity from a lawsuit under 42 U.S. Code Section 1983, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled...

State Net
Risky Pension Investments Not Paying Off

Hoping to boost their investment returns and shrink looming deficits, public pension systems across the nation have been turning to riskier investments, such as private equity and hedge funds. But their returns haven't been rising nearly as much...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Second ALJ Decision on Social-Media Policies Under the NLRA

The lawfulness of employer's social-media policies under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) continues to be a hot topic. Although the position of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues to be hostile towards these policies. And...