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Acas spreading the word on religious discussion in the workplace (UK)

USA - May 22 2018 On 15 May we posted a piece on a case about the importance of context on workplace discussions which might otherwise sail close to being…

United States Supreme Court Issues “Epic” Decision for Employers

USA - May 21 2018 For the past six years, employers have challenged the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) position that the National Labor Relations Act…

6th Circuit Shores Up Deference to Plan Administrator Interpretation in ERISA Retiree Benefits Suit (US)

USA - May 17 2018 On May 10, 2018, the 6th Circuit vacated the District Court for the Western District of Kentucky’s 2013 decision in “Clemons v. Norton Healthcare Inc…

Employer found liable for unknown impact of disability on employee’s conduct (UK)

United Kingdom - May 16 2018 Now here’s a case which doesn’t feel entirely fair, about an employer’s liability under Section 15 Equality Act 2010. Section 15 says that if you…

The importance of context in determining unlawful harassment (UK)

United Kingdom - May 15 2018 Ostensibly the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision in Bakkali -v- Greater Manchester Buses last week is a faintly technical one about how the…

NLRB Announces New Approach for Addressing Joint-Employer Test, Alleged Conflicts of Interest (US)

USA - May 10 2018 On Wednesday, the National Labor Relations Board announced an interesting development regarding two key ongoing issues, i.e., the Board’s…

First Circuit Nixes ADA Suit Finding that Disabled Employee Was Not A “Qualified Individual” (US)

USA - May 7 2018 Not pulling any punches, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently issued a decision finding against a disabled former Burger…

New Jersey Sick Leave Patchwork Mended - Statewide Law Passed! (US)

USA - May 3 2018 New Jersey has joined nine other states in requiring employers to provide sick leave to their employees. On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed…

Gender-coded words in UK job advertisements laid bare

United Kingdom - May 2 2018 So now you have published your gender pay gap statement and added the traditional narrative treading the thin line between acknowledgement of the gap…

NLRB Takes a Bite Out of Big Apple Restaurant, Finding Terminations Following Employee Emails Expressing Workplace Concerns Violated the NLRA (US)

USA - April 27 2018 A unanimous decision by a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently found restaurant company Mexican Radio Corp…