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Sixth Circuit Backs Termination of Public Employee for Racially Derogatory Social Media Post on 2016 Presidential Election

USA - November 10 2020 On October 6, 2020, in Bennett v. Metropolitan Government of Nashville, No. 19-5818, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a…

Rebecca J. Bennett.

Sixth Circuit Considers Public Employee’s Off-the-Clock Social Media Post in First Amendment Case

USA - August 28 2020 On August 19, 2020, in Marquardt v. Carlton, et al., No. 19-4223, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed summary judgment for the…

Rebecca J. Bennett.

NLRB Strips Employer of Dancers’ Independent Contractor Status

USA - August 21 2020 In a decision that may be useful to employers deciding whether workers should be classified as independent contractors or employees, the National…

Wade M. Fricke.

U.S. District Court Vacates Parts of New NLRB Election Rules and Remands Non-Vacated Parts for Reconsideration

USA - June 4 2020 In an abbreviated order issued on May 30, 2020, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the…

Harry J. Secaras, Wade M. Fricke.

Cell Phone Use on Hold in Manufacturing Plants After Recent NLRB Decision

USA - May 27 2020 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a supplemental decision on May 20, 2020, finding lawful a policy prohibiting employees from…

Wade M. Fricke.