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Court finds costs of hard copy production must be borne by requesting party; rejects magistrate judge’s analysis of cost-shifting under Zubulake; grants leave to seek cost-shifting under Rule 26(c)
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2008

In this case, the differences between electronic production and hard copy production were starkly highlighted, as was the difference between “production” and “copying.”


Contractors pay high penalties for prevailing wage violations
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Prevailing wage is required on most Federal and Ohio construction projects


Court upholds double damages and punitive damages for USERRA violation
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2008

The federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects the employment rights and benefits of military service members on their return from military duty


Use of polygraph tests in workplace theft investigations
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

When faced with possible theft of company property, employers (and often the employees with access to the missing property) want to use a polygraph test as part of the employer’s investigation


A new defense for tortious interference
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 17 2015

A recent decision by the Minnesota Supreme Court may lead to groundbreaking changes for the claim of tortious interference of contract. The case


Review of COBRA notice timing requirements
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2009

Under the current economic climate, many employers are considering various options for reducing costs, including reducing the number of employees in their workforce


Electronic “exhibitionism” and “voyeurism”: social networking and the growing number of employer-related issues
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

In recent years, the lines between so many people's physical and online lives have blurred to a staggering degree


Could this be you? When employees fail to return company property, deducting the costs from final paychecks may seem like a good idea, but is it lawful?
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2013

A client called to say that an employee failed to return a company-owned laptop. The employer wanted to deduct the cost of the laptop from the



“Direct evidence” of discrimination no longer required to overcome summary judgment in Title VII “mixed motive” cases
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • August 6 2008

It is well known that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin