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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

Court dismisses RICO claim against provider, but allows False Claims Act retaliatory discharge count to proceed

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2012

In a lawsuit out of El Paso, Texas, the U.S. District Court has dismissed a count under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against Total Renal Care Inc. (TRC), while at the same time, permitting a False Claims Act (FCA) retaliatory discharge count to proceed

Supreme Court adopts an expansive definition of what can be a “charge” of age discrimination

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2008

On Feb. 27, 2008, the United States Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in Federal Express Corp. v. Holowecki, a case that will have a profound impact on the way age discrimination claims are handled under the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act