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The NLRB Issues Clearer Standards for Employee Handbooks

In a previous post, we announced that Christmas came early for employers in 2017 after landmark decisions eradicated Obama-era rules enuncia…

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Circuit Split on Title VII Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Grows; Supreme Court Denies Certiorari

Over the last several months, we’ve been highlighting the ongoing debate between the federal circuits over whether Title VII of the Ci…

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UPDATE: NLRB Reinstates Browning-Ferris Joint-Employer Test

Unfortunately, I spoke too soon back in December when I wrote about the National Labor Relations Board’s decision to overrule the Obam…

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Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc.: 2nd Circuit Holds Title VII Bars Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

On Monday, February 26, 2018, the 2nd Circuit became the second federal appeals court in the country to hold that Title VII of the Civil Rig…

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What General Counsel Needs to Know in the Wake of Digital Realty Trust v. Somers

General Counsel of publicly-traded corporations have two masters: their companies (their clients) and the SEC. So what happens when you, as …

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New Ohio Ethics Guides Released

Many attorneys are not aware that in addition to overseeing all disciplinary cases tried against lawyers and judges in Ohio, the Board of Pr…

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ABA Opinion: Information in Public Records Still Requires Obligation of Attorney Confidentiality in Most Cases

Attorneys have obligations to maintain the confidentiality of information they acquire when meeting prospective clients (Prof.Cond.R. 1.18),…

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The NLRB Delivers Major Gifts to Employers Ahead of the Holidays

Author’s Note: On February 26, 2018, the NLRB vacated its decision in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd. Please refer to the post d…

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Asbestos Lives On in Nature, Certain Manufacturing Processes

Most people in the United States, when asked whether asbestos is a banned substance, would respond without hesitation to tell you that it&rs…

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