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Briggs and Morgan


What is “just cause” termination?

USA - November 6 2013 There are a lot of loose terms in the world of employment law. Terms such as "at-will", "contract", "progressive discipline" and other common terms

What constitutes an undue hardship under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

USA - December 19 2012 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) generally requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship

The Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense

USA - January 3 2012 The Faragher Ellerth affirmative defense is a valuable tool that can help employers avoid liability for alleged unlawful harassment

Is a parent company the employer of a subsidiary’s employees?

USA - August 12 2015 On occasion, an aggrieved employee of a subsidiary may seek to assert claims not only against their employer, but also against related entities

The four ways to end a lawsuit

USA - December 5 2011 Litigation can be costly, time-consuming, and stressful

Recent Developments Regarding Website Accessibility Demonstrate Continued Uncertainty

USA - September 21 2017 Four recent developments illustrate continued unpredictability in litigation concerning whether e-commerce websites must comply with the Americans

Eighth Circuit -- Notice Under Claims Made Policy Was Not “As Soon As Practicable” Even Though Provided Within Policy Period

USA - September 19 2017 Common business insurance policies, such as those providing Errors and Omissions and Directors and Officers coverage, are issued on a "Claims Made"

States May Be Enacting Their Own Fiduciary Duty Rules: Are You Covered Under Your E&O Policy?

USA - September 15 2017 With full implementation of the DOL Fiduciary Duty Rule pushed back to July 1, 2019, questions linger as to whether the Rule will survive at all and

OMB Stays Use of New EEO-1 Form

USA - September 5 2017 In 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed and then approved a new EEO-1 Form for the collection of certain workforce data

DOL Moves Step Closer to 18-Month Delay on Fiduciary Duty Rule and BICE

USA - August 31 2017 On August 28, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to delay the full applicability dates