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NLRB General Counsel's advice memorandum in Schulte offers a new twist on the old Facebook firing theme
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2011

Just when I started to think that I might have the answers regarding the NLRB's obsession with social media, the NLRB starts changing the questions


The fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege -- "document everything" is a best practice, except when it isn't
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2011

It provides a great reminder to in-house counsel addressing employee benefit claims that their communications with their benefits personnel regarding employee benefits claims may not be protected by the attorney-client privilege


Seventh Circuit upholds denial of FMLA leave to employee who ignored employer's telephone calls
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2011

As the Seventh Circuit in Righi v. SMC Corporation of America noted, it generally does not take much for an employee to preserve his rights under the FMLA; he must simply provide enough information "to place the employer on notice of a probable basis for FMLA leave."


NLRB's "facebook firing" case against AMR settles
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2011

Earlier this week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a press release announcing the settlement of the NLRB’s Complaint against American Medical Response of Connecticut, Inc. (AMR) in what has become known as the Facebook Firing case


Lawsuit against Favre not a "text"book case of sexual harassment
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2011

According to a complaint filed this week in New York, two licensed massage therapists, Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole, claim that the New York Jets never called them back to provide therapy for the Jets after Scavo's husband called Favre to complain during training camp in 2008 that he had propositioned her by text message


Sixth Circuit decision in Jakubowski highlights importance of interactive process in reasonable accommodation efforts
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2010

Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit announced its decision in Jakubowski v. The Christ Hospital, Inc. which very well demonstrates the attention that employers need to pay to the interactive process when an employee approaches it for a reasonable accommodation for a disability


NLRB issues complaint in Facebook firing case
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • November 3 2010

On November 2, 2010, the NLRB issued a press release reporting that its Hartford, Connecticut, regional office had issued a Complaint alleging that American Medical Response of Connecticut, Inc. (“AMR”) had published an overly broad blogging and Internet posting policy that violated employee Section 7 rights, and then illegally fired an employee for negative posts about a supervisor


Low-tech monitoring of employees can result in employer liability
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2010

While most employment lawyers, myself included, have been focusing lately on the opportunities and risks associated with monitoring new technologies such as social media and GPS devices, the Seventh Circuit reminds us that employers also need to remember that "low-tech" monitoring of employees can result in unexpected liability as well


U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on workplace electronic monitoring
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2009

On Monday, December 14, 2009, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will permit it to provide guidance to employers about their right to monitor its employees' electronic communications


Updated guidance for businesses and employers for the fall flu season
  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2009

Concerns about H1N1 Influenza are beginning to creep back into everyone's consciousness as summer is drawing to a close