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NLRB begins public hearings on proposed new election rules

USA - April 11 2014 The National Labor Relations Board yesterday began public hearings on proposed changes to its rules governing representation elections. The proposed...

Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen.

Nursing assistant's pregnancy bias claim can proceed, federal court rules

USA - January 13 2014 An employer's policy of accommodating medical restrictions arising only from work-related incidents, and not those arising from non-workplace-based...

Robbin W. Hutton.

No religious discrimination without accommodation request, Tenth Circuit rules

USA - October 31 2013 An employer's failure to hire a Muslim woman who showed up for the job interview in a headscarf (i.e., hijab) was not religious discrimination under...

Robbin W. Hutton.

Employee's request for funeral leave can trigger religious accommodation duty, federal appeals court rules

USA - August 28 2013 Two written requests from an employee for unpaid leave to attend funeral rites for his father in Africa created a genuine issue of material fact as...

Robbin W. Hutton.

Court rules employee who voluntarily resigned had no FMLA-interference claim

USA - June 11 2013 Finding that the employer did not have a duty to inquire further into an employee's resignation a day after her return from leave under the Family...

Robbin W. Hutton, Katharine C. Weber.