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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


The Sixth Circuit clarifies the proper standard of proof in FMLA interference cases
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

In Donald v. Sybra, Inc., Case No. 10-2153 (6th Cir. January 17, 2012). the Sixth Circuit recently clarified the proper standard of proof for FMLA interference claims by applying the burden-shifting framework announced in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973


The proper standard of proof in FMLA interference cases
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 26 2012

On January 17, 2012, nearly twenty years after the introduction of the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), the Sixth Circuit clarifies the proper standard of proof for FMLA interference claims by applying the burden-shifting framework announced in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973


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


Constitutional challenges in recent cases
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 4 2010

Two cases were decided recently that have significant impact and interest for school districts


Volunteers may tip the scales for unsuspecting American non-profit “employers”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 19 2011

The current financial crisis has left non-profit organizations turning to volunteers as a means of dealing with technology services, program development, staff training or even fundraising


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


The Sixth Circuit clarifies the reach of McDonnell Douglas
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 3 2012

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit resuscitated the individual claim and proposed class-action of Plaintiff Kathryn Keys, an African-American female who alleged that her former employer engaged in a pattern of discrimination against African American managers and professional staff


NLRB delays posting requirement again
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 3 2012

On December 23, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) announced that it would postpone the effective date of its employee rights notice-posting rule to April 30, 2012


Expansion of discrimination law
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) forbids employers with 15 or more employees to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin