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Sixth Circuit clarifies "honest belief" standard
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated Plaintiff-Appellant Johnnie Brooks, Jr.’s (“Brooks”) claim under the Age Discrimination Employment Act, 29 U.S.C. 621 et seq., (“ADEA”) finding Brooks established a prima facie case of age discrimination and provided sufficient evidence of pretext to survive summary judgment


Background checks and credit reports continue to provide fodder for class action lawsuits
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • August 2 2012

On July 23, 2012, Plaintiff, Chiquita M. Warren filed a punitive class action against Defendant, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., alleging the company used unauthorized consumer reports to reject otherwise qualified applicants, in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”


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


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


A recent Sixth Circuit decision raises the question: does your promotional process have a disparate impact on minorities?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 9 2011

A panel for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently required the City of Memphis (“City”) to immediately promote twenty-eight African American police officers to the rank of lieutenant


The EEOC's new and improved (or at least more detailed) Enforcement Guidance on arrest & conviction records
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

As promised in a previous post, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new Enforcement Guidance concerning the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended


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


Sixth Circuit clarifies recent FLSA regulation change
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 22 2012

When Plaintiff John Orton’s employer stopped paying his annual base salary, he brought suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act seeking unpaid wages and expenses


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 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