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Eric Meyer
Court Upholds Employee Firing After Complaining About Gay Slurs. Was That a Mistake?

Mr. Gaff worked as a custodian at a University. He claimed that, on several occasions, his subordinate called him a “fa***t.” So, Mr. Gaff complained to his supervisor. Then, Mr. Gaff was later fired. Retaliation? Now, back to this case...

Jon Hyman
NLRB Provides Employers a Roadmap to a Legally Compliant Off-Duty Access Policy

Can an employer lawfully limit non-employees’ access to its facility? On its face, such a question might seem silly. After all, an employer should be able to control its property, right? What about access by union organizers? Does this wrinkle change...

Sheppard Mullin
Proposed Federal “Ban the Box” Legislation Receives Bipartisan Support

by Jonathan Sokolowski and Kathleen Simpson* On September 10, 2015, the Fair Chance Act (the “Act”) was introduced by a bipartisan group of legislators from both houses of Congress. The Act would prohibit federal contractors and agencies...

Philip Miles
Tweeter's Manifesto

New article! Tweeter's Manifesto . I explain why I, as a practicing employment lawyer, use Twitter. People from other professions (and certainly other practice areas within law) may find it helpful. The article is part of my presentation at this weekend's...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Employers’ Duty to Help Returning Veterans “Get on the Escalator”

by Mark G. Jeffries The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”) is unique among employment laws, in part due to the affirmative obligations it puts on the employer. For example, when an employee returns...

Eric Meyer
President Obama Wants Federal Agencies to “Ban the Box”

No more questions about criminal convictions on job applications. Flanked by New Jersey Senator (and former Newark Mayor) Cory Booker (D-NJ), President Obama announced yesterday in Newark, NJ that he would take action to help those with criminal convictions...