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Recent retaliation cases highlight new concerns for employers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 13 2008

Employers are often warned about the dangers of taking adverse actions against employees who complain about harassment or discrimination

Employment-at-will doctrine is alive and well in Minnesota

  • Jackson Lewis PC
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  • USA
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  • January 16 2014

A divided Minnesota Supreme Court has reaffirmed longstanding precedent holding the presumption of the employee-employer relationship in Minnesota is

Exclusion for sexual misconduct precludes duty to defend employer

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 14 2011

Applying Texas law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has held that an exclusion for claims "arising out of" sexual misconduct applied to bar coverage for a medical group for a lawsuit alleging that its employee sexually assaulted a patient. Nat'l Fire Ins

Ohio Civil Rights Act expanded to prohibit discrimination on the basis of military status

  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 6 2008

Effective March 24, 2008, the Ohio Civil Rights Act (“OCRA”) will be expanded to prohibit discrimination on the basis of “military status.”

NLRB Judge invalidates dealer arbitration agreement

  • Arent Fox LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 1 2013

On October 23, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge invalidated a dealership's arbitration agreement, ruling that it

Selection of forum other than Massachusetts may not avoid Wage Act enforcement

  • Burns & Levinson LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 15 2012

Before last week, a non-Massachusetts employer could insulate itself from employee claims under the Massachusetts Weekly Payment of Wages Act (“Wage Act”) simply by having its employees agree that all employment disputes be litigated in the employer’s home state

Another federal court discredits the use of representative evidence in class actions

  • Littler Mendelson
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  • USA
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  • June 25 2013

A federal court in Illinois decertified a class action of cable installation and service technicians, finding their claims for unpaid work were too

NLRB proposes amendments to union election rules

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 6 2014

On February 6, 2014, a divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reissued proposed amendments to its rules governing union elections. The

Another twist on the copyright law?

  • Fox Rothschild LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 27 2010

Interesting discussion from the Fox Rothschild Employment Group last week concerning employer searching of employee after-hour pager messages

No "regarded as" disability discrimination liability despite numerous inappropriate workplace comments

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • December 30 2011

Any employer that has endured a lawsuit can vouch for the fact that inappropriate comments by supervisors to employees, sometimes perhaps meant as jokes, can create serious problems