NLRB Issues Compliance Guidance on ?Needed Edits? to Employee Handbooks

In a March 2015 report to National Labor Relations Board (?NLRB?) regional directors, the NLRB General Counsel, Richard Griffin, Jr., provided apparent ?guidance? to employers for reference in drafting compliant employer policies. Although much of what Mr. Griffin outlined or identified as prohibited under the National Labor Relations Act (?NLRA? or ?Act?), has yet to... Read More

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Accommodation Issues, and Disparate Impact ? Oh My!

In Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the United States Supreme Court took up an accommodation issue involving a pregnant employee who alleged that denial of an accommodation constituted disparate treatment under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (?PDA?). Facts: Peggy Young was a part time driver for United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS). When Young... Read More

Unprotected or Protected Speech?

The scenario is becoming increasingly commonplace: An employee is unhappy about something his employer has done or perhaps something his supervisor has said. As is typical when one is unhappy or downright mad, he wants to talk about the reason or reasons for his dissatisfaction, frustration, or anger over his clearly less than satisfying employment... Read More