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Lawffice Links - Hodge Podge
I've had a busy week, so please excuse the dearth of blogging. There have been a few interesting employment law developments that deserve some recognition though. Have some Lawffice Links to get caught up: $150,000 settlement in "one of the first two lawsui...
I've had a busy week, so please excuse the dearth of blogging. There have been a few interesting employment law developments that deserve some recognition though. Have some Lawffice Links to get caught up: $150000 settlement in "one of the first two lawsuits ever filed by the U.S. Equal ...
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New NLRB Guidance on Quickie Election Rules
Not official use. The NLRB's new "quickie election" rules - more recently dubbed "ambush elections" by employers - are set to take effect on April 14, 2015 (one week from today). If you were just sitting around thinking, "I wish there was a clear, concise, ...
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The ADAAA, Young v. UPS, and the new state of pregnancy accommodation law
In Young v. UPS , the Supreme Court created a framework for analyzing Title VII (including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act amendments) discrimination claims based on an employer's failure to accommodate pregnant employees . As usual... it's complicated. Bu...
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"English-Only" Rule Violates NLRA
Check out the opinion in Valley Health System, LLC . An NLRB judge (Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ) held that an employer's "English-only" policy violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The employer is a hospital with the following policy: [The ...
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BREAKING: SCOTUS Decides Pregnancy Accommodation Case
A few minutes ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. UPS  regarding pregnancy accommodation. The main holding per the syllabus: An individual pregnant worker who seeks to show disparate
treatment may make out a prima facie case under the McDo...
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Facebook Service: It's Real.
Facebook: Selfies, cat pictures, "Which Kardashian Significant Other Are You" quizzes . . . and now, service. From the ABA Journal article, Service via Facebook Permitted as "Best Chance" of Actual Notice : A New York court will allow a petitioner seeking t...
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EEOC on Transgender Harassment, Discrimination, and Restrooms
The EEOC issued an important new decision regarding transgender discrimination in Lusardi v. Dept. of Army (linked here, embedded below) . The employee transitioned from a man to a woman and explained the transitioning process to (now-) her employer. Rather...
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The NLRA protects *that Facebook post!?*
If an employee uses social media to address the terms and conditions of employment with his or her fellow co-workers, then the Facebook posts are generally protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). So, for example, if an employee posted "Vote YE...
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SCOTUS Grants Cert in ERISA Case
Yesterday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Montanile v. Bd. of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan . Per the Petition , the Court will resolve a circuit split on the following question: Does a lawsuit by an ERISA fiduciary...
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How does a pregnant employee establish discrimination for failure to accommodate?
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. UPS , addressing pregnancy accommodation under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) provisions of Title VII. In this post, I break down the holding. Issue The employee worked as a UPS driver when...
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. UPS, addressing pregnancy accommodation under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) provisions of Title VII. In this post, I break down the holding. Issue The employee worked as a UPS driver when she became pregnant.
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March Employment Law Blog Carnival is LIVE! #ELBC
My bad... the latest edition of the Employment Law Blog Carnival (#ELBC) went up last week and I'm just now getting to it. One of my favorite employment law bloggers, Robin Shea, hosts April Fools' Edition . The post includes a link to my blog entry The Sup...
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New NLRB Memo on Employee Handbooks
The NLRB General Counsel issued a new memo: Report of the General Counsel Concerning Employer Rules . The overall theme is that employers may violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by merely maintaining a workplace rule that chills protected activi...
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The latest (not necessarily greatest) case law, statutory law, and current events from the world of employment law. Published by Philip Miles, an attorney in McQuaide Blasko's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group in State College, PA.