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The court can tell what’s “necessary” for your health

USA - November 4 2013 Relying on expert testimony, the court can tell whether showers are necessary for your workers' health and safety. In DeKeyser v. Thyssenkrupp…

It’s hard to prove you “would have” when you didn’t

USA - October 4 2013 Recently, an employer failed to prove it would have fired an employee without regard for his FMLA request. In Ion v. Chevron USA, Case No. 12-60682…

Succession planning at its worst

USA - August 13 2013 Citing an "informal succession plan" doesn't legitimize age-based layoff decisions. In Sharp v. Aker Plant Services Group, Inc., No. 11-5419 (6th Cir…

Employer must continue union dues check off after CBA expires

USA - January 2 2013 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is continuing its drive to overturn well-established legal precedent that it considers to be unfavorable to…

Beware of your employee handbook

USA - November 5 2012 Recently, employee handbooks have been the subject of many National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") complaints, particularly in cases where the employees are not represented by unions.