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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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Women Athletic Referees Covered by Title VII and Title IX

Friday, 19 April 2013 08:36


March Madness (extended into April this year) may be over, but get your bracket ready for the final-final round between this basketball referee’s fight to officiate anyone and everyone.


USCIS changes its procedures for applying for unlawful presence waivers

Monday, 08 April 2013 07:43


As possible immigration law reform takes the foreground, significant changes are taking place in the background.  One significant change concerns when the new spouse of a U.S. citizen is entitled to permanent residence.  Max Nuyen explains the meaning of that change.


Are Tennessee Charter Schools Ripe for Union Organizing?

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:14


The Tennessee General Assembly in recent years did a thorough job of eliminating the influence of unions and the collective bargaining process on public education.  However, a recent federal decision threatens to undermine these developments.


EEOC put in time-out by district court

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:10


A federal court (and slick attorney) have finally turned the EEOC’s policies back around on itself in a recent offensive strike by an employer.  Gina Helou writes how the federal court even noted the “EEOC itself frowns on the very practice it seeks to rely on in this case” as the EEOC tucked it tail between its legs and walked out of the courtroom.


Cat’s Paw theory of liability does not apply to age discrimination claims

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 09:06


Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its 2011 opinion in Staub v. Proctor Hospital, putting the “cat’s paw” theory on the national map, federal district and appellate courts have not been shy to apply this relatively new theory to race, sex and other forms of discrimination, even though Staub only dealt with discrimination based on USERRA.  

However, Robert Crump writes about one federal appellate court that has refused to apply the “cat’s paw” theory to claims of age discrimination.


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