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Ford employee on medical restrictions failed to show discrimination or retaliation, or breach of duty by union

January 16th, 2018

By Ronald Miller, J.D.
A Ford employee who was subject to medical restrictions following a workplace injury failed to show that the employer breached the applicable collective bargaining agreement by twice placing him on temporary leave, ruled the Sixth Circuit. Moreover, his union did not breach its duty of fair representation by failing to fully pursue [Read more...]


Undercover bill excluding Native American tribes from NLRA coverage clears House

January 16th, 2018

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
A very controversial measure has made its way through the House—mostly undercover. House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-Va.) voiced his strong disapproval of the passage of S. 140 on January 10. Hidden in the package of non-controversial tribal water supply and lands legislation was what Scott called [Read more...]


Nondisparagement clause applied only to employee, so supervisor’s comments did not invalidate release

January 16th, 2018

By Kathleen Kapusta, J.D.
Although a pro se employee’s former supervisor, whom she accused of sexually harassing her, purportedly made disparaging comments about her character and work ethic after she left the company, this did not invalidate the separation agreement and release she had signed prior to her departure, a federal district court in New York [Read more...]


Fox exec fired for alleged sexual assault can’t advance claims blasting joint statement in NYT article

January 12th, 2018

By Marjorie Johnson, J.D.
A federal district court in New York threw out a lawsuit brought by a former Fox executive who, after being fired in the wake of allegations that he sexual assaulted a female Fox News contributor, claimed that the network was part of a far-reaching conspiracy to disparage and defame him by issuing [Read more...]


$3M proposed deal would end Uber class action on behalf of New York drivers

January 12th, 2018

By Pamela Wolf, J.D.
Under a proposed agreement submitted by the two named plaintiffs, rideshare giant Uber would pay $3 million to settle class breach of contract and other claims of drivers in the State of New York, largely focused on the company’s failure to remit tips to drivers and practice of urging passengers not to [Read more...]