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T.I.P.S. For Avoiding Unfair Labor Practice Charges under the NLRA

USA - July 18 2016 There are four problematic behaviors, which employers should avoid to stay in compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). These

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 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

Five Examples of What Not to Do in the Workplace from the Gretchen Carlson v. Roger Ailes Case

USA - July 7 2016 Yesterday, former Fox News TV host, Gretchen Carlson, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News. The allegations in

When is an Employer a “Successor Employer” or a “Perfectly Clear Successor Employer”?

USA - July 25 2016 When an employer purchases another company or facility with a workforce covered by a collective bargaining agreement, it should pay careful attention

T.I.P.S. For Avoiding Unfair Labor Practice Charges under the NLRA

USA - July 18 2016 There are four problematic behaviors, which employers should avoid to stay in compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). These

Does an Employer Need to Obtain a Judgment on the Merits to Recover Attorneys’ Fees Under Title VII?

USA - July 11 2016 No - the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a defendant need not obtain a favorable ruling on the merits to recover attorneys’ fees under Title

Five Examples of What Not to Do in the Workplace from the Gretchen Carlson v. Roger Ailes Case

USA - July 7 2016 Yesterday, former Fox News TV host, Gretchen Carlson, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the CEO of Fox News. The allegations in

St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Opposes New Sick Leave Ordinance

USA - July 5 2016 Last week, the President of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Matt Kramer, published a public letter in opposition to the proposed “earned sick