‘Innocent until proven guilty’ — not the other way around

Apr 22, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

Where a worker resigned solely to avoid being terminated, an arbitrator ruled that management’s due process lapse proved fatal to its charge that he was guilty of a firing offense.

“Magic” card game “judges” sue for lost wages; claim to be employees

Apr 22, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

A group of “judges” for Wizards of the Coast’s collectible card game “Magic: the Gathering” are suing the company for lost wages, claiming to be employees of Wizards.

Employers Need to Prepare For The Increase to the Salary Threshold for Exemptions to Overtime

Apr 11, 2016 By: J. Larry Stine

The Obama Administration through the U.S. Department of Labor has proposed to significantly increase the salary threshold for the exemptions to overtime.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, April 6, 2016

Apr 6, 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.

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, March 30, 2016

Mar 30, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

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

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, March 23, 2016

Mar 23, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

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

Westlaw Topical Highlights: Labor and Employment, March 16, 2016

Mar 16, 2016 By: Gary Rodekuhr

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

Lesson learned for Lone Star lothario?

Mar 11, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

An arbitrator ruled that given the nature of his infractions, coupled with the passage of time, a federal law enforcement officer’s lengthy suspension for years-old misconduct was excessive.

‘Mark of the Beast’ hand scanner concerns worth $0, but failure to accommodate? $600,000

Mar 11, 2016 By: Sandra Johnson

The failure of employers to accommodate employee religious concerns had costly consequences in the federal district court decision in EEOC v. Consol Energy Inc.

Procedural gaffe allows snoozing guard to escape firing

Mar 9, 2016 By: Brian Greenlee

A strong case for discharging an employee for sleeping on duty was derailed by the agency’s failure to afford him due process.

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