Recent Practice Points

SCOTUS Validates Employer’s Right to Require Class- and Collective-Action Waivers

By Thomas J. McGoey and Kindall C. James – May 22, 2018 | The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that contracts requiring individualized arbitration of employment-related disputes are enforceable and do not violate section 7 of the NLRA.

NLRB Reverses Course on Standard for Evaluating Employee Handbook Rules

By Rachel Adams Ladeau – December 19, 2017 | The Boeing Company decision overrules the 13-year-old standard established in Lutheran Heritage.


Employee Email and Social Media: What Is Protected Concerted Activity under the Law?

By Jennifer Holly - December 3, 2018 | Employers must be careful before they discipline employees for comments they post on social media or through email streams, even when those comments contain vulgar and shocking language.

The Aftermath of Epic Systems v. Lewis

By Amit Bindra - December 3, 2018 | The U.S. Supreme Court held that the NLRA does not invalidate class action arbitration waivers, which may have significant negative impacts for employees.

Sound Advice Podcasts

Does Title VII Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

A summary of the five primary arguments, pro and con, that the Supreme Court is likely to face if and when it takes up the issue of Title VII coverage of sexual orientation discrimination. (12:12 min.)

ADA: Reasonable Accommodation Request

Kara I. Smith discusses the background, reasons, trends, and recent developments of feasible accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended. (13:59 min.)

Employment & Labor Relations Law

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