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.

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Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021: Overview and Analysis

By Jerry M. Cutler – March 25, 2021 | If enacted, the PRO Act would make fundamental changes to the National Labor Relations Act and key provisions of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959.

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How a Court's "Pencil Color" Impacts Restrictive Covenants

By Christopher Hennessy and Jeremy Glenn – December 13, 2019 | The difference between red and blue is significant enough in employment agreements to make or break a restrictive covenant case.

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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.)

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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.)

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Employment & Labor Relations Law

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