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NLRB: “preemptive” firing unlawful

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 4 2011

In a 2-1 decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that a company violated federal labor law when it fired a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in order to prevent her from complaining about employee wages

Contractual arbitration provisionscan they be enforced by and against third parties?

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 31 2007

Arbitration is now a favored form of dispute resolution

Requiring doctor’s note upon return from medical leave or restricted duty did not violate federal disability law

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2011

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (encompassing Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee) handed the City of Columbus, Ohio, a victory in a battle with employees over the City’s requirement that employees submit a doctor’s note disclosing the “nature” of their illness upon their return to work from sick leave or restricted duty

Could this be you? Employers unaware of TPA’s limitations at workers’ compensation hearings

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2012

An employee files a workers’ compensation claim because of an alleged work injury, but there were no witnesses to the injury

Sixth Circuit upholds termination of employee who disclosed confidential documents

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2008

Federal anti-discrimination law generally prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee for opposing discriminatory practices or participating in a discrimination lawsuit or investigation

Supreme Court validates public employer’s search of an employee’s text messages

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2010

One of the last cases decided by the United States Supreme Court before its summer recess was an important one for employers in today's digital and social media-driven world

Home healthcare workers: minimum wage laws

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2007

In June 2007, the United States Supreme Court issued an important decision affecting the compensation of home healthcare employees

U.S. Supreme Court will review NLRB recess appointment

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review whether President Obama lawfully exercised his constitutional recess appointment power with respect to

Case regarding part-time employment agreements violating Stark and anti-kickback slated for trial

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2010

Since its filing in South Carolina U.S. District Court in October of 2005, the case of U.S. ex rel. Drakeford v. Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc. has progressed slowly

Ninth Circuit rules text messages stored by third parties are out of bounds; invokes the Stored Communications Act to find third party electronic communications service provider liable for providing text messages to user’s employer

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2008

Finding a text message service provider to be an “electronic communication service (‘ECS’),” as opposed to a “remote computing service (‘RCS’),” the Ninth Circuit reversed the district court and held that the provider’s text messaging service was subject to the Stored Communications Act’s prohibition against divulging the contents of any communication while in electronic storage