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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...

Jon Hyman
When Drafting Harassment Policies, Don’t Forget About Disabilities

I can't tell you how many harassment policies I review (and rewrite) that are simply called, "Sexual Harassment Policy." Most harassment complaints are about sexual harassment. But, the law just doesn't forbid sexual harassment;...

Edwin Hopson
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Challenges Legality of NLRB Recess Appointments

On March 15, 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) filed a motion to intervene with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board , Case No. 12-1115...

Robin Shea
Do You Have a Gender-Based Pay Gap? If So, You'll Have Some Explaining to Do

When it comes to the pay gap between men and women, I am a skeptic. Well, wait a minute. Let me try that again. I'm not skeptical about the existence of the pay gap. I'd be a fool to deny all that cold, hard reality. I just don't think...

Eric Meyer
Distinguishing State & Federal Disability-Accommodation Claims

Let's say you operate a business in NJ. Your disabled employee comes to you requesting an accommodation for his disability. Does the mere failure to provide that accommodation trigger a claim under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD...

Jon Hyman
You Should Pay Attention To This Post If You Have Unpaid Interns

According to Law.com, wage and hour litigation is big, and getting bigger . One area that has been poised for a take-off for a couple of years is unpaid internships. Three recent filings illustrate the dangers of using unpaid interns in your business...