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  • When Rhetoric Comes to Town
    By now, if you haven’t heard about Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims and his plan to prevent Muslims from entering the country, as well as the vehement support he is receiving from an astonishing number of people, you may be living under a roc…
    - 9 Dec 15, 7:44pm -
  • Beware the FMLA Equitable Estoppel Claim
    Imagine that your company has 40 employees, one of whom is subject to hospitalization for a medical condition and requires surgery. He is out of work for several weeks and in his absence, the company realizes that it gets along fine without him. As a…
    - 10 Nov 15, 2:23pm -
  • Don’t Bet on the Jury Verdict
    As some of those who follow me on Twitter know, I had jury duty in September. Like most people, it wasn’t something I was looking forward to (and I even tried to get out of it on the basis that no one would pick a lawyer for a jury). Well, it turn…
    - 5 Nov 15, 2:55pm -

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  • newOFCCP offers more hurricane relief
    On the heels of the exemption for Hurricane Harvey contractors, and given the additional widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Irma, the federal government has extended a deadline affecting federal contractors and subcontractors. VETS-4212 The V…
    - 1 hour ago, 20 Sep 17, 2:52pm -
  • BREAKING: Trump nominates Peter Robb as NLRB General Counsel
    Law360 just reported that President Trump, as expected, has nominated Peter Robb of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC to be General Counsel for the National Labor Relations Board. If confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Robb will succeed current General Counsel Rich…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 11:08pm -
  • Employment law quiz: Bizarro edition
    Has the world gone crazy? A. No. B. Yes. C. The word “crazy” is a microaggression. ANSWER: B. See how you do with these guaranteed true news items from the last week, all relating to employment law. Then tell me whether you agree that we are livi…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 10:44am -

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  • newThird Circuit: Who's a "supervisor" for harassment claims?
    Yes, the Supreme Court already answered this question in Vance v. Ball State Univ., holding per the syllabus that:An employee is a “supervisor” for purposes of vicarious liability under Title VII only if he or she is empowered by the employer to…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 3:33pm -
  • Third Circuit on Title VII, ADA, and 1983 claims
    Yesterday, the Third Circuit issued a precedential opinion in Williams v. PHRC. Williams sued the PHRC for allegedly discriminating against her based on her race and disability. Generally, under 42 U.S.C. §1983, people can sue state actors for viol…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 12:08pm -
  • Can employers fire employees for attending Charlottesville protests?
    I'm sure you've already heard about the violence in Charlottesville this past weekend, and you've probably heard about the efforts to get the white supremacist protesters fired. Is is legal for employers to fire employees for attending the protests?G…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:42pm -

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  • Thanks, and so long…
    After 3 great years, the Employment Law Navigator is coming to an end. We’ve had fun, and we hope our posts have been helpful. Our sincere thanks to our contributors and to Zelle’s superb Marketing Director Dan Gruber, who picked our art, caug…
    - 54 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 6:38pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, HR Dive reported on a Washington federal court’s June order requiring that a public employer pay $1.8 million to a terminated employee.  The worker was fired when she failed a drug test due to her lawful use of prescription drugs, test…
    - 58 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 7:29pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: Stage 2
    Last week, we wroteabout the importance of “first responders” who receive complaints of workplace harassment, and provided tips on how they should prepare for and react to complaints.  This week, we continue to focus on the early stages of the c…
    - 62 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 5:43pm -