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  • NBC News takes the unprecedented step to release its internal Matt Lauer harassment report
    Image by Max Goldberg via Wiki CommonsYesterday morning, NBC News released the complete report into its months long investigation of Matt Lauer.I was astounded by NBC’s transparency. It is extraordinarily rare for a private company…
    - 10 May 18, 11:21am -
  • Sympathetic does not always equal protected under the ADA
    Photo by Pexels on PixabayToday’s opinion is a lesson straight out of the school of hard knocks. No matter how sympathetic the plaintiff or how harrowing his plights, the law is the law and sometimes it’s just not on his side.When…
    - 9 May 18, 11:34am -
  • Should employers still test for marijuana?
    Photo by Michael Fischer from PexelsOhio’s medical marijuana program is set to be fully operational by September 2018. Ohio will join 28 other states, and the District of Columbia, in which doctors can legally prescribe marijuana to treat c…
    - 8 May 18, 11:49am -

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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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  • Federal court in New York invalidates parts of FFCRA final rule
    Yesterday, S.D.N.Y. issued an opinion in New York v. U.S. Dept. of Labor,* invalidating potions of DOL's FFCRA final rule. Now, don't freak out just yet, this is just one district court's opinion - but, it is important to see this take. The Court inv…
    - 8 days ago, 4 Aug 20, 2:55pm -
  • 10th Cir. recognizes intersectional discrimination ("sex-plus-age") cause of action
    Title VII prohibits sex discrimination. But what about situations in which the employer discriminates against only some women? In SCOTUS's recent decision in Bostock, Justice Gorsuch gave the example of an employer with "a policy of firing any woman…
    - 12 days ago, 31 Jul 20, 2:03pm -
  • SCOPA: Uber driver entitled to unemployment compensation benefits
    In a 52-page 5-2 majority opinion, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (SCOPA) held that an Uber driver was entitled to unemployment compensation benefits in Lowman v. UCBR. The setup here is a common scenario - the claimant was separated from employm…
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jul 20, 2:27pm -