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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...

Robin Shea
Religious Employers, the Ministerial Exception, and Pregnant Women

With Easter and Passover almost upon us, what better topic than a new case on the ministerial exception to Title VII? A federal judge in Ohio has recently refused to dismiss * a lawsuit brought by a former teacher at a Catholic school who alleged...

John Holmquist
The Facebook Access Controversy Comes to Michigan

A teacher's aide in Michigan was disciplined for refusing the request of the school district superintendent to show him her Facebook profile page at a meeting. She had posted a picture sent to her by a co-worker which showed the co-worker's...