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Employee is fired for disparaging boss on Facebook, NLRB says he engaged in protected activity
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently upheld an administrative judge's finding that firing a union employee who criticized his boss and


Abercrombie discrimination case goes before the Supreme Court
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • February 26 2015

Abercrombie's latest legal saga hit a crescendo yesterday. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments inEEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc


Ohio Supreme Court rules on workers' compensation coverage of mental health conditions
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2013

On June 4, 2013, the Ohio Supreme Court found that mental health conditions are covered under Ohio workers' compensation law only when they are


When it comes to choice of law provisions, choose wisely
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2014

A Pennsylvania court ruling illustrates why companies should take care in selecting which state law will govern their noncompete agreements with


Employer-managed 401(k) plans may be impacted by a fifth third bank lawsuit
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2014

In April 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case involving Fifth Third Bank employees who sued the bank for allegedly investing 401(k


A dying relative, Las Vegas and the FMLA
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2014

Does taking a dying relative on one last vacation constitute a proper Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave? One court recently ruled that it


U.S. Supreme Court issues decisions that favor employers
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued two decisions that provide additional protections to employers defending claims made under


Challenges to revenue-sharing practices
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2007

A new wave of litigation has challenged revenue-sharing practices of financial services providers (FSPs) across the country


Sixth Circuit rules that hours which are paid, but not actually worked, do not count toward FMLA eligibility
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2007

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that employers that pay employees for more hours than they actually work are not required to count the non-work hours in determining an employee’s eligibility for leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA


Company mergers and Ohio employees’ noncompete agreements
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2014

In Ohio, when a company decides to merge with another company, the “old” company’s noncompete agreements with its employees may not survive by