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Combatting the Risks of Departing Employees Part Five: Laws Providing Job-Protected Leave

Readers of recent updates to this blog have already been introduced to the employment at-will doctrine, as well as some common exceptions to at-will.. Read More

Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claims Against Faruki Client

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a complaint brought by a group of Covington Catholic High School.. Read More

Ohio Simplifies Employment Discrimination Laws

On January 12, 2021, Ohio Governor DeWine signed the Ohio Employment Law Uniformity Act, which significantly amended Ohio's employment discrimination.. Read More

Federal Court Enforces Florida Anti-SLAPP Statute Against Defamation Claims Filed "Without Merit"

Dozens of states have passed Anti-SLAPP (Anti-"Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation") laws to discourage meritless defamation claims (or.. Read More

Supreme Court Expands 'Ministerial Exception' to Employment Discrimination Laws

Earlier this term, the Supreme Court clarified that employment decisions based on "[a]n individual's homosexuality or transgender status" are.. Read More

Court Dismisses Complaint Against Tweet About Lincoln Memorial

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky recently granted a motion to dismiss a complaint brought by a group of.. Read More

Supreme Court Holds That Title VII Prohibits Certain Discrimination

In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court has determined that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating.. Read More

A Plaintiff's Voluntary Dismissal Could Revive a Defendant's Previously Waived Defenses

It is well-established that the failure to assert many defenses, such as lack of personal jurisdiction, in an answer or motion to dismiss risks.. Read More

When the "False Light" Goes Out

Plaintiffs sometimes try to avoid statutes of limitations and other barriers to defamation claims by re-structuring their claims under the pretense.. Read More

EEOC Issues Guidance on Compliance with Federal Employment Laws During COVID-19 Pandemic

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued guidance aimed at helping employers comply with their responsibilities under.. Read More
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