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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...

John Gallagher
What is a Necessitous and Compelling Reason for Quitting my Job Under Pennsylvania Unemployment Law?

You May Be Eligible For Unemployment In PA If You Quit Your Job If you quit your job, you may be eligible for PA unemployment benefits if you had a necessitous and compelling reason to quit . Here are some of the most common examples of a necessitous...

Eric Meyer
Uneven Severance Packages May Create Discrimination Claims

A severance agreement helps to allow businesses to ensure that former employees don't sue. The concept is fairly simple: in exchange for $X, the former employee agrees to release the company from every claim under the sun from the beginning of...

Jon Hyman
Get Rid of At-Will Employment? Give Me a Break!

On Donna Ballman's blog, Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home , she argues for a radical change to at-will employment. She believes that unemployment hearing officers should have the power to reinstate, with back pay, anyone fired without just cause...