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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."


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


No overtime pay liability when employee fails to report exact time worked
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

A recent decision from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals instructs employers how they may avoid Fair Labor Standards Act overtime pay liability for


Employers and employees may contract to arbitrate non-competes
  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • USA
  • January 2 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in again on employer-employee arbitration agreements, this time holding that disputes over the enforceability and