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Keeping You Posted

Recent developments in employment and labor law


Howard Kastrinsky


Chris Barrett

Keeping You Posted provides you with the latest updates in employment and labor law. As a supplement to Employment Law Comment, Keeping You Posted supplies you with a review of current federal and state cases, as well as legislative and regulatory changes, from your perspective as an employer.

Some of the many topics we discuss in Keeping You Posted include federal discrimination laws, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Occupation Safety and Health act. Other topics include immigration and workplace privacy, including emerging trends in social media in the workplace. Add the RSS feed above to your favorites, and stay up-to-date on the issues that affect your Company.
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Reduction in employee duties without change in title or pay found to be an adverse action

Thursday, 09 June 2016 14:04


In 2015, the employee filed a complaint against his former employer, a horse racing track, alleging disability discrimination, creation of a hostile work environment, constructive discharge, retaliation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The court reviewed the complaint after the defendant moved to have the case dismissed and found that there was sufficient evidence for the case to go forward on the disability discrimination claim but dismissed all other claims that were raised.


Failure to pay employee overtime and keep proper records results in stiff penalties

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 14:54


According to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, an employer who operates a day care for pre-school age children is required to pay his employees one-and-a-half times the hourly rate for any work performed beyond forty hours a week under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Additionally, employers are required to keep records of their employees and of the wages they earn while working. 


Employer held not liable for FMLA interference and retaliation claims

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 09:12


Just three days before the plaintiff was scheduled to return to work from medical leave for knee replacement surgery, her position was eliminated. The employer terminated the plaintiff’s position as part of an ongoing reduction in force. The plaintiff alleged her termination violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), and the employer moved for summary judgment.


Employer held not liable for failure to accommodate

Monday, 07 March 2016 10:58


An employer was sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly failing to accommodate an employee. The lower court found in favor of the employer, holding that the employee was not a qualified individual. The EEOC appealed.


Claim for overtime pay sent to jury

Thursday, 04 February 2016 11:40


The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded a claim for overtime pay back to the trial court, as questions of fact existed as to whether the plaintiff-employee met the administrative exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


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