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Donna Ballman
Orange-Americans Unite: Stand Up For Yourselves!

Did you hear the one about the 14 employees who were fired for wearing orange shirts ? If you didn't, you don't live in the UK or Ghana or anywhere in the U.S., because the story made the international news. I think the story hit a chord with...

Sands Anderson PC
Twitter Job Search – Does It Discriminate?

by Karen Elliott Has your company joined the Twitter job posting trend? If it has, you may unwittingly be discriminating against older applicants. While many of the 40 and older set have acclimated to Facebook and Linked-In, Twitter still appeals...

David S. Rich
New York High Court Allows Civil Claims Against Persons Who, Intending to Blackmail or Extort, Truthfully Report to Government Wrongdoing That Is of Public Interest

In February 2012, the New York Court of Appeals - New York State's court of last resort - held that where individuals, with an intent to blackmail or extort from a wrongdoer, truthfully report, to governmental officials, wrongdoing that is of public...

Jon Hyman
If the Employee Doesn’t Certify, You Need Not Comply (with FMLA)

In Poling v. Core Molding Technologies (S.D. Ohio 2/9/12) , the plaintiff, who suffered from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome , claimed that his employer interfered with his FMLA rights when it terminated him for excessive absences. Poling's...

Eric Meyer
Court Allows Plaintiff a Quick Peek into Defendant's Facebook Account

A state court judge in Pennsylvania has come up with a new way to afford litigants access to social media as part of discovery in a pending civil action. Daniel Cummins at Tort Talk has the details: The Judge's page long Order does not provide...

Eric Meyer
US Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of FMLA Coverage for Employers

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Md. [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers] held that state employees have no cause of action under the self-care provision (last bullet point in...