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Controversial “ambush” election rule held to be invalid

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2012

America’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the agency responsible for conducting elections for union representation and with investigating and remedying unfair labor practices, faces new opposition in its effort to overhaul the union election process and reduce what it deems are “unnecessary” delays

Another posting for employers: new NLRB posting obligation for employers

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 30 2011

Effective November 14, 2011, private employers will be required to post a workplace notice of employee rights under the National Labor Rights Act

The NLRB's "ambush election" rule is now in effect

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2012

On December 22, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board adopted a final rule which significantly modified, in certain respects, the procedure for processing representation petitions

The divided Sixth Circuit affirms a "lamentable-but-benign" discrimination claim

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2012

A deeply divided panel upheld an award on Tuesday to Plaintiff Clifford Litton (“Plaintiff”), an African-American custodian who accused the Talawanda School District (“District”) of racial discrimination and retaliation when he was involuntarily transferred to a new school building and his request to transfer back was denied

The Sixth Circuit clarifies the proper standard of proof in FMLA interference cases

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2012

In Donald v. Sybra, Inc., Case No. 10-2153 (6th Cir. January 17, 2012). the Sixth Circuit recently clarified the proper standard of proof for FMLA interference claims by applying the burden-shifting framework announced in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973

Volunteers may tip the scales for unsuspecting American non-profit “employers”

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2011

The current financial crisis has left non-profit organizations turning to volunteers as a means of dealing with technology services, program development, staff training or even fundraising

The Sixth Circuit clarifies the reach of McDonnell Douglas

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2012

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated the individual claim and proposed class-action of Plaintiff Kathryn Keys, an African-American female who alleged that her former employer engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African American managers and professional staff

A recent Sixth Circuit decision raises the question: does your promotional process have a disparate impact on minorities?

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 9 2011

A panel for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently required the City of Memphis (“City”) to immediately promote twenty-eight African American police officers to the rank of lieutenant

The Sixth Circuit affirms reinstatement in lieu of $4.4m front pay award on disabled vet's constructive discharge claim

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 19 2011

Last week, the Sixth Circuit affirmed that disabled Army veteran, James McKelvey was only entitled to reinstatement and back pay on his constructive discharge claim, in lieu of a $4.4M jury award for front pay. McKelvey v. Secretary, No. 10-1172 (Dec. 14, 2011

EEOC's guidance on background checks

  • Squire Sanders
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 9 2012

In response to mounting concern over the use of criminal records and credit reports to screen potential employees, Commissioner Victoria Lipnic of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on March 13, 2012, that the EEOC is "likely" to issue new guidance to employers on the use of both criminal history and credit background checks in the near future