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Employee alcohol testing: when does it amount to discrimination?

USA - November 28 2012 Requiring a self-disclosed alcoholic employee to submit to random breathalyzer tests and firing that employee for a positive test may result in discrimination lawsuits for New Jersey employers.

Suzanne E. Peters

Lessons Learned From Walmart: Best Practices For Employers Regarding COVID-19 Preparation and Communication

USA - April 22 2020 The first COVID-19-related wrongful death lawsuit against an employer has been filed, specifically in Illinois state court, against Walmart[1]. The…

Matthew J. Donohue

Accused harasser's status as a co-worker is no basis to dismiss sexual harassment claim against an employer

USA - October 31 2011 In Wallace v. Mercer Cnty. Youth Det. Ctr., No. A-5006-09T1 (App. Div. October 12, 2011), the New Jersey Appellate Division reversed a trial court's decision dismissing plaintiffs' vicarious liability claim for sexual harassment against their employer.

NLRB's helping handbook rules

USA - April 30 2015 Last month, the General Counsel to the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") issued a report offering guidance on how to craft employee handbooks…

Curtain Falls On Action Brought By Exotic Dancers

USA - July 26 2018 A federal case filed in Wisconsin by a class of exotic dancers against a group of defendants…