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Minnesota jury awards whistleblowing dean nearly $400,000
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2013

On August 15, 2013, a Washington County, Minnesota jury awarded the former dean of a for-profit university $395,000 under Minnesota's whistleblower

Judgment against preschool teacher who stated discrimination claims affirmed
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2012

In Henry v. Red Hill Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tustin, Case No. G044556, 2011 WL 6119336 (Cal. App. 4 Dist. Dec. 9, 2011), a former preschool teacher brought an action against Red Hill Lutheran School alleging wrongful termination for living with her boyfriend and raising their child together without being married

U. S. Supreme Court unanimously recognizes ministerial exception to employment discrimination laws
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

On January 11, 2012, the United States Supreme Court unanimously confirmed the existence of a “ministerial exception” grounded in both the Free Exercise Clause and Establishment Clause of the First Amendment that operates as an affirmative defense to bar a “minister” from suing a religious institution for employment discrimination

If we work, will we get paid?
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2013

Let's put the politics of the 2013 government shutdown aside and look at the practical questions. Like the government employees that are affected

Ninth Circuit allows deputies to proceed with sex discrimination suit
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 30 2014

Anderson v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 11-16746 (July 2, 2014): In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the San

And so it begins: President Obama's recess appointments face their first attacks
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2012

On Friday, January 13, 2012, a number of business groups, including the National Federation of Independent Business, National Right to Work Foundation, Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, lodged the first legal challenge seeking to block President Barack Obama’s January 4, 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board

MERC upholds Michigan Right to Work decision finding teachers can withdraw from union at any time
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2015

Yesterday the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) unanimously upheld a ruling under Michigan's Right to Work Law, which declared the

Higher education alert: NLRB trend in easing unionization continues with recent decision
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

The National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-2 decision last month in Pacific Lutheran University, 361 NLRB No. 157, in which it significantly

U.S. Supreme Court clarifies First Amendment speech rights of government employees
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • June 19 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously held that a state community college employee's truthful sworn testimony in a criminal trial was protected by

Former soccer player seeks minimum wage for student-athletes, sues NCAA, 352 Division I schools
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • October 30 2014

A former collegiate soccer player has claimed in a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of herself and all student-athletes who have participated