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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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 Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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

NLRB delays posting requirement again

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2012

On December 23, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) announced that it would postpone the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule to April 30, 2012

Controversial “ambush” election rule held to be invalid

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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 Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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

Constitutional challenges in recent cases

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2010

Two cases were decided recently that have significant impact and interest for school districts

Is a pre-eligibility leave request a viable basis for FMLA claims?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

Yes, in a case of first impression, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed that a pre-eligibility request for post-eligibility leave may serve as a viable basis for interference and retaliation claims under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA

The Sixth Circuit clarifies the narrow reach of McDonnell Douglas

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2012

Earlier this week, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated the individual claim and proposed class-action of Plaintiff-Appellant Kathryn Keys (“Plaintiff”), an African-American female who alleged that her former employer, Defendant-Appellee Humana, Inc. (“Humana”) engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African American managers and professional staff

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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

EEOC's guidance on background checks

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • 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