Last week, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law and Policy published a paper entitled “The Widespread Use of Workplace Arbitration Among America’s Top 100 Companies”. The research was aimed at discovering how prevalent, and therefore limiting, arbitration agreements are for individuals employed by America’s largest companies. Professor Imre Szalai of the Loyola New Orleans… Read More
Every week, I encounter new potential clients who have fallen victim to workplace discrimination. Among other topics, unlawful conduct includes Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Injury Discrimination, National Origin Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Retaliation, Sex Discrimination, and Sexual Harassment. Sometimes, it is impossible for me to help. Often, people wait too long to… Read More
Lately, I have been meeting with many individuals regarding pending charges with the EEOC and MCHR. I commend these individuals for taking the initiative to do good research and take the first important step to having their employment issues heard. Filing a charge is always stressful and time consuming. That being said, these pro se… Read More
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On Monday, April 3, 2017, a tragedy occurred just south of downtown St. Louis. A boiler-related explosion occurred at Loy-Lange Box Co., leaving casualties at their facility and another nearby business. Accidents like this are unfortunate for all parties involved. Loy-Lange will surely be facing some difficulties. In addition to possible litigation from injured parties… Read More
Last month, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered a verdict awarding $8 million in damages to the former general counsel (Sanford Wadler) of Bio-Rad Laboratories, a life-sciences company headquartered in the San Francisco area. Wadler claimed that he was wrongfully terminated and retaliated against for reporting his… Read More
You can’t log onto social media without being exposed to someone’s opinion on politics. And, normally, I would say that’s fine. The ability to talk about what you believe and why you believe it can be extremely productive. Often, these discussions can spark progress and understanding. That being said, “freedom of speech” does not protect… Read More
A few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court consolidated and granted review of the following cases: National Labor Relations Board v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.; Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis; Ernst & Young LLP v. Morris. All three of these cases address whether class action waivers contained in arbitration agreements are enforceable. Currently, the law… Read More
Last month (12/16), the EEOC published a new document on mental health conditions in the workplace. It is entitled “Depression, PTSD, & Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights”. It is rather short, and it is helpful for both employers and employees to read. If you don’t read it, at least check… Read More
See below for some of our highlights from 2016.