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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

Significant Reductions in the Minnesota Department of Human Rights Backlog in 2015

USA - February 10 2016 While once saddled with a significant backload of cases, in 2015 the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) continued its pattern of increased

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

How To Avoid Workers Compensation Retaliation Claims

USA - February 1 2016 Retaliation claims have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, reasonably causing employers to think twice before taking an adverse employment

Franchise, Antitrust, Distribution and Dealer Newsletter

USA - February 10 2016 In August 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued the controversial decision in the Browning-Ferris matter. The decision dramatically

Significant Reductions in the Minnesota Department of Human Rights Backlog in 2015

USA - February 10 2016 While once saddled with a significant backload of cases, in 2015 the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) continued its pattern of increased

How To Avoid Workers Compensation Retaliation Claims

USA - February 1 2016 Retaliation claims have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, reasonably causing employers to think twice before taking an adverse employment

Minnesota Supreme Court Affirms Six-Year Statute of Limitations For Certain Whistleblower Claims

USA - January 25 2016 On January 20, 2016, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a decision holding that a six-year statute of limitations applies to whistleblower claims

Can An Employee’s Bizarre Behavior Support A Determination That He Poses A “Direct Threat” Under the ADA?

USA - January 20 2016 Yes - the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a police department made an objectively reasonable decision that an officer posed a