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Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As our readers know, we have been monitoring decisions regarding the ability of employers to take disciplinary action against employees for using marijuana at work (like this decision here).
Foley & Lardner
Handling workers' compensation claims can present a number of challenges, such as determining whether an injury is work-related and evaluating back-to-work accommodation requests.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A recent Fourth Circuit ruling in a case handled by Mintz Levin provides some comfort to employers concerned about terminating an employee who they believe has made a false complaint of discrimination.
Foley & Lardner
This past week, the nation was shocked with yet another senseless act of violence in the workplace. On Monday, a disgruntled former employee, walked into his former employer's job site and killed 5...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In addition to certain other allegations related to specifics of the COBRA Notice, he alleged that the notice should have been provided in Spanish.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
However, in a win for employers, the Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that Texas does not recognize such a claim, joining the majority of states and providing certainty to Texas employers.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Many employers take comfort that their employees are at-will, meaning that either party may terminate employment at any time and for any reason, as long as the reason is not unlawful
Proskauer Rose LLP
Recently, a California federal court denied the defendant–employer's motion for a new trial, upholding the jury's $7.96 million verdict finding that the Company terminated its former general counsel...
The McLane Law Firm
Q. I am the Plant Manager for a manufacturing company in the north country. We have a difficult time finding employees who are qualified to work for us.
Barnes & Thornburg
Most employers have had to respond to a discrimination charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and/or a corresponding state agency.
Littler Mendelson
On May 9, 2017, the Missouri Legislature passed a significant amendment to the Missouri Human Rights Act, which would bring the Act into closer alignment with federal and other states'...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Employer must reinstate four employees after it terminated the employees for agreeing with a former coworker's email that complained about their terms and conditions of employment.
Littler Mendelson
In a lawsuit involving both wrongful dismissal and defamation, Canada's Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Papp v. Stokes et al, 2017 ONSC 2357, has ruled that an employer's negative review...
Littler Mendelson
In Germany, employees frequently refuse to sign separation agreements for fear that the Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit) will disqualify them from receiving unemployment benefits.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Second Circuit agrees with the Board that the use of profanity in a Facebook post was not "opprobrious enough" to lose the NLRA's protections and justify the employer's termination of the employee.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
One of the many challenges for employers is that, occasionally, employees must be terminated. Unfortunately, sometimes those former employees claim to have been terminated illegally...
Ford & Harrison LLP
In Bowman v. State Bank of Keysville, the Virginia Supreme Court first recognized an exception to the employment at-will doctrine based upon an employer's violation of public policy in the discharge of an employee.
Fisher Phillips LLP
In a ruling that could leave employers fuming and possibly cursing, a federal appellate court ruled that an employee who used a public Facebook page to curse out not just his boss...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Second Circuit said last week that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it fired an employee who criticized a supervisor on Facebook during an election.
Ropes & Gray LLP
In a noteworthy case involving an employed scientist's allegations of wrongful termination for reporting research misconduct, the Maryland Court of Appeals in Yuan v. Johns Hopkins University...
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Foley & Lardner
This past week, the nation was shocked with yet another senseless act of violence in the workplace. On Monday, a disgruntled former employee, walked into his former employer's job site and killed 5...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A recent Fourth Circuit ruling in a case handled by Mintz Levin provides some comfort to employers concerned about terminating an employee who they believe has made a false complaint of discrimination.
Littler Mendelson
In Germany, employees frequently refuse to sign separation agreements for fear that the Employment Agency (Agentur für Arbeit) will disqualify them from receiving unemployment benefits.
DiGabriele, McNulty, Campanella & Co., LLC
Following his termination from employment, the chief medical officer of a large international company filed a complaint alleging the company's decision was the unjust result of his whistleblowing activities.
The McLane Law Firm
Q. I am the Plant Manager for a manufacturing company in the north country. We have a difficult time finding employees who are qualified to work for us.
Littler Mendelson
The Supreme Court of Virginia, in Francis v. National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc., No. 160267, reaffirmed that the public policy exception to Virginia's employment at-will doctrine is a narrow one.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
In addition to certain other allegations related to specifics of the COBRA Notice, he alleged that the notice should have been provided in Spanish.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Many employers take comfort that their employees are at-will, meaning that either party may terminate employment at any time and for any reason, as long as the reason is not unlawful
Proskauer Rose LLP
Recently, a California federal court denied the defendant–employer's motion for a new trial, upholding the jury's $7.96 million verdict finding that the Company terminated its former general counsel...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
However, in a win for employers, the Texas Supreme Court recently ruled that Texas does not recognize such a claim, joining the majority of states and providing certainty to Texas employers.
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