RSS icon

Top Stories

Articles by Marty Denis, James E. Hall and Mark T. Kobata

Legal Briefing: Funerals, Religious Accommodations — and Goat Sacrifices?

November 8, 2013
Comments (0)
Employers are required to accommodate an employee’s requests relating to religious beliefs if they have fair notice that the request is religious in nature.
Read More

Legal Briefing: Actions Taken on Arbitration Agreements

November 8, 2013
Comments (0)
In recent decisions, National Labor Relations Board law judges have issued decisions that employers unlawfully interfered with employees’ rights.
Read More

Legal Briefing: FMLA Updated for Same-Sex Marriage Laws

October 16, 2013
Comments (0)
The U.S. Labor Department recently updated its Family and Medical Leave Act policies following the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.
Read More

Legal Briefing: Employers Must Retain Electronic Records

September 16, 2013
Comments (0)
Employers should create a data-retention policy that describes generally how it will retain such data, and limit when such records can be deleted.
Read More

Legal Briefing: Same-Sex Spouse Entitled to Survivor Benefits

September 16, 2013
Comments (0)
Employers might be required to recognize same-sex partners as spouses for purposes of providing benefits under the company’s benefit plans.
Read More

Legal Briefing: Proof Needed to Demonstrate Unlawful Retaliation

August 21, 2013
Comments (0)
The Supreme Court has increased the causation threshold for Title VII cases, which provides greater protections for potential defendants of such actions and takes away a legal path from potential plaintiffs.
Read More

Legal Briefing: Supreme Court Ruling Limits Harassment Claims

August 21, 2013
Comments (0)
Employers must have complaint procedures and an effective process to investigate and resolve harassment allegations.
Read More

Legal Briefing: NLRB Posting Rule and Employer Speech Rights

July 30, 2013
Comments (0)
The NLRB’s rule compelling employers to post notices of worker rights oversteps the NLRB’s rule-making authority.
Read More

Legal Briefing: Worker With Multiple Seizures Not Qualified for Job Under ADA

July 30, 2013
Comments (0)
Although an employer is required to engage in an interactive with an employee to determine if a reasonable accommodation exists, the employee must still be able to perform the essential functions of the job to retain the protections of the ADA.
Read More