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Employee not eligible for FMLA leave still protected by non-discrimination provisions
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • September 6 2012

Many employers offer leave of absence benefits to employees that supplement leaves of absence provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act


Is it worthwhile to fight unemployment benefits claims? Another reason to just say no
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • November 5 2012

Understandably, employers are upset when ex-employees fired for good cause - especially acts of misconduct - file unemployment compensation claims


The declining value of non-disparagement provisions in separation agreements
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • November 3 2010

When entering into settlements or release agreements with departing employees, some employers want to bargain "hard" for non-disparagement provisions


Employer’s practice of requiring medical reasons for absence in doctor’s statements violates ADA
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • March 1 2012

An employee (we'll call her Ms. Jones) who missed three days of work presents to you the following doctor's note: "Ms. Jones off work three days, will return next Monday."


EEOC says discrimination on basis of transgender status is prohibited by Title VII
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decided on April 20, 2012, that discrimination against a federal employee because of transgender status, or gender identity, is prohibited by Title VII


Is the scope of protected “opposition” shrinking?
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • May 1 2012

Section 704 of Title VII protects an employee from retaliation for "opposing" the employer's illegal discrimination or for "participating" in a proceeding raising a claim of discrimination banned by Title VII


The new NLRB begins change of law on remedies
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • November 3 2010

We have been warning clients that the new National Labor Relations Board is expected to issue decisions and rules changing traditional federal labor law


Let the seller beware: hospitals treating HMO patients employed by the federal government are “subcontractors” governed by affirmative action laws
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

When a health planHMO ("Plan") provides group health coverage to employers, including the federal government, the hospitals that treat federal


Offer letter: whole show or just a preview?
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • June 3 2013

Most of the time, employers don't intend offer letters to cover all the material subjects about the employment relationship. After an offer has been


Re-seller beware: hospitals treating federal employees should expect the OFCCP
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • April 5 2013

Hospitals that agree to provide services to the members of a health planHMO ("Plan") also become government contractors, when the Plan covers