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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

For Whom the Statute Tolls: A Nuance in the Minnesota Human Rights Act Important to Employers

USA - May 11 2017 A distinguishing characteristic of employment discrimination claims in their short statute of limitations - for Minnesota Human Rights Act claims the

“Pre-emption”: On a One-Way Ticket to Nowhere?

USA - May 17 2017 A “Pre-emption” or a uniform labor standards bill is a reaction in the Minnesota Legislature to the passage of sick time ordinances in Minneapolis and

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

Cybersecurity Alert: WannaCry Ransomware Attack

USA - May 18 2017 In response to the “WannaCry” ransomware attack, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) has issued an alert (available

“Pre-emption”: On a One-Way Ticket to Nowhere?

USA - May 17 2017 A “Pre-emption” or a uniform labor standards bill is a reaction in the Minnesota Legislature to the passage of sick time ordinances in Minneapolis and

For Whom the Statute Tolls: A Nuance in the Minnesota Human Rights Act Important to Employers

USA - May 11 2017 A distinguishing characteristic of employment discrimination claims in their short statute of limitations - for Minnesota Human Rights Act claims the

SEC Chair and DOL Secretary Both Confirmed: Who Will Take Lead on Fiduciary Duty Rule?

USA - May 5 2017 On April 27, 2017, the Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as the new Secretary of Labor, and on May 2nd, the Senate confirmed Jay Clayton as SEC

ALERT: Don’t be Fooled by Bogus Operators Claiming You Need to Take Action on Your Trademarks or Patents

Global, USA - April 25 2017 There are a growing number of bogus operators who send misleading communications to patent and trademark owners. These operators often pose as a