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The “Back-Stop” Release

USA - June 20 2016 There are times when a departing employee who is getting a severance package in exchange for a release isn’t departing immediately. If the employee

What is “just cause” termination?

USA - November 6 2013 There are a lot of loose terms in the world of employment law. Terms such as "at-will", "contract", "progressive discipline" and other common terms

What constitutes an undue hardship under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

USA - December 19 2012 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship

Are websites operated by public accommodations subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

USA - January 9 2014 Courts are currently split about the extent to which private websites are subject to the accessibility requirements of Title III of the Americans

The Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense

USA - January 3 2012 The Faragher Ellerth affirmative defense is a valuable tool that can help employers avoid liability for alleged unlawful harassment

Can a Driver Who Does Not Satisfy DOT Standards Win an ADA Claim?

USA - June 27 2016 No - the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a driver who does not satisfy the requirements for commercial drivers established by the U

The “Back-Stop” Release

USA - June 20 2016 There are times when a departing employee who is getting a severance package in exchange for a release isn’t departing immediately. If the employee

7th Circuit Holds that Class-Waiver Arbitration Agreements Violate the NLRA

USA - June 6 2016 The 7th Circuit recently disagreed with other federal courts of appeals and sided with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by holding that

Minneapolis Passes Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

USA - May 31 2016 On May 27, 2016, the Minneapolis City Council passed the “Sick and Safe Time” Ordinance. Prior to its passing, several amendments were incorporated

Rounding Up and Rounding Down and the FLSA

USA - May 25 2016 Department of Labor regulations allow employers to round the calculation of work hours to the nearest quarter hour for purposes of counting hours