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Briggs and Morgan


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

The four ways to end a lawsuit

USA - December 5 2011 Litigation can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful

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

Is a parent company the employer of a subsidiary’s employees?

USA - August 12 2015 On occasion, an aggrieved employee of a subsidiary may seek to assert claims not only against their employer, but also against related entities

For Minnesota Employers: All Quiet on the 2017 Capitol Front

USA - July 11 2017 The 2017 Regular and Special Sessions ended with an almost record lack of impact for Minnesota employers. There were no changes to Minn. Stat. 181

Sabre Data Breach May Require Hotels, Hospitality Agencies, and Other Companies to Notify Clients andor Employees

USA - July 5 2017 In a quarterly filing with the SEC in early May, Sabre Corporation, a major company that provides technology services to hotels and other sectors

DOL Issues Request for Information on the Fiduciary Duty Rule; DOL and SEC Indicate They Will Work Together on Standard for Investment Advice

USA - July 3 2017 On June 29, 2017, the Department of Labor announced in a new release that it has published a Request for Information (“RFI”) related to the DOL

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 That Pendency of Class Action Suit Does Not Toll 3-Year Statute of Repose for Claims Brought Under 11 of Securities Act

USA - June 29 2017 On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled, in California Public Employees’ Retirement System v. ANZ Securities, Inc., that a pending putative class

DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor and Joint Employer Guidance

USA - June 9 2017 The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a press release on June 7, 2017, announcing the withdrawal of two significant guidance statements