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LATEST NEWS AND STORIES

  • Deloitte: A Turbulent 2016 has Rattled Millennials’ Confidence

    Deloitte recently released its sixth annual Millennial Survey 2017 and the results indicate that the political and social upheavals in the previous 12 months – a contentious election in the U.S, terror attacks in Europe and Brexit have put a damper on millennials’ confidence.

  • SunTrust Sued for Banker’s Explicit LinkedIn Messages

    A complaint filed in California state court against a SunTrust Banker seeks unspecified damages for sexual harassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent retention and supervision.

  • Atlas Resource Partners with Violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has charged Fort-Worth based Atlas Resource Partners with violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). William Hutto, a 52-year old production foreman, was fired from the company despite his record of strong performance.

  • Employer’s Perception of Employee’s Religious Beliefs Irrelevant to Accommodation Duty

    Beverly Butcher was a coal miner at a mine run by Consol Energy, Inc. for 37 years. When Consol wanted to begin using a biometric hand scanner to track its employees in 2012, it was a problem for Mr. Butcher.

  • Unfair Labor Practice Carried Out by Text

    Redhook, a construction company, was the object of a union organizing drive. Employees were considering whether to vote for union representation. During the union drive, Claudio Anderson asked for some time off because his mother was ill.

  • EEOC Continues to Have Broad Subpoena Power

    A unanimous Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s right to subpoena employee medical information from a company database.

  • Employee’s Burden Low for Employer to Advise of FMLA Rights

    Noemi Valdivia was secretary for Elk Grove High School for six years. She has claimed that her co-workers made derogatory comments about “Hispanic students and their families.” The frequency of these comments increased during the last year and a half of her employment.

  • 7th Circuit Rules for Student in Transgender Bathroom Dispute

    Ash Whitaker was a transgender student in Wisconsin. He was born female but since his freshman year in high school has identified as a male. His name has been legally changed to reflect his gender identity and he has begun hormone therapy. He requested to use the boys’ restroom at his public high school.

  • Second Circuit Reaffirms Caution on No Recording Policies

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an National Labor Relations Board ruling against Whole Foods’ “no recording” policy. Whole Food’s policy prohibited all recordings without management approval.