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Whew! Fifth Circuit Reinforces Importance Of Documenting Performance Issues
In affirming summary judgment in favor of the defendant in an Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference and retaliation case, the Fifth Circuit reinforced the importance of documenting performance issues and...
United States
22 Aug 2019
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Paid Sick Leave In Texas Survives The Texas Legislature
Employers in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio expected the Texas Legislature to overturn their cities' recent foray into city-specific paid sick leave laws.
United States
1 Jul 2019
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Driving Blindfolded: EEOC Withdraws Guidance On Wellness Programs
Seyfarth Synopsis: Effective January 1, 2019, the EEOC withdrew its prior guidance on the level of incentives employers may offer their employees ...
United States
18 Feb 2019
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Once Is Enough: Eleventh Circuit Allows Racial Harassment Claim Against Health Care Provider To Proceed—And Takeaways For Employers
In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that the use of the N-Word in the workplace one time is sufficient to trigger a hostile work environment.
United States
19 Oct 2018
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Having Your Cake And Eating It Too: Sixth Circuit Rules That Employees Need Not Return Severance Pay Before Suing
In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that former employees need not return severance pay before filing a lawsuit against an employer, when the employee alleges...
United States
4 Oct 2018
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The Fourth Circuit Reiterates That Employers' Exposure To Vicarious Liability Is Not Boundless
The Fourth Circuit has issued a reminder of the boundaries of employer liability for defamation where there is no nexus between the employee's offensive speech ...
United States
27 Jul 2018
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Recent Decision Clarifies The Legal Framework For EEOC's Pattern-Or-Practice Lawsuits Under Section 706
Horizontal Well Drillers ("HWD"), is an oil and gas drilling company.
United States
24 Jul 2018
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Recent Decision Re-Enforces The Legal Framework For Sexual Harassment Claims
In recent months, sexual harassment has seized national headlines and raised significant questions about company policies, procedures, and culture.
United States
26 Apr 2018
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