Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, September 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Labor and Employment provides summaries of significant federal court decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Labor and Employment law.

Does free speech mean freedom from consequences?

Sep 7, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

As one former hospital employee recently learned, Facebook posts can not only result suspension or termination, but can be used to impeach your credibility on claims of racial discrimination or a hostile work environment.

Medical examiner’s performance-based firing DOA

Sep 6, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

A county’s decision to skip a step of the contractual progressive discipline procedure nullified an employee’s termination for poor performance.

‘Negligent’ aircraft mechanic’s termination doesn’t fly with arbitrator

Sep 2, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

An airframe and power plant mechanic with 37 years’ service was discharged for negligence and misuse or unauthorized operation of a government vehicle during a widespread power outage at an air force base.

Driver’s ‘shy bladder’ defense doesn’t hold water

Jul 19, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

An employee’s failure to provide a legitimate excuse for not complying with a drug test justified her termination.

‘Five finger discount’ incompatible with worker’s occupation

Jul 18, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

The nature of an employee’s off-duty criminal conduct justified her termination.

Company fails to recognize fired worker’s vision problems

Jul 11, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

A medical condition, coupled with apparent management animus, persuaded an arbitrator that a long-term employee’s discharge for loafing lacked just cause.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, June 15 , 2016

Jun 15, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

Westlaw Topical Highlights for Labor and Employment provides summaries of significant federal court decisions and legislative and administrative activities affecting Labor and Employment law.

Lack of witness testimony puts brakes on driver’s discipline

Jun 10, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

A woman’s failure to testify at an arbitration hearing on her complaint meant a wheelchair van driver’s account of the incident went unchallenged – nullifying his discipline.

The Department of Labor Issues Controversial New Persuader Rule, and its Reach Extends Beyond Just Union Organizing Campaigns

May 18, 2016 By: Kathleen J. Jennings

On March 23, 2016, the Department of Labor released a rule requiring companies to disclose when they seek advice from outside consultants on a variety of matters involving employees.

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