The precise wording of an employer’s computer usage policy could have a significant impact in a lawsuit with a former employee. That is one lesson from a recent decision out of California. In Holmes v. Petrovich Development Co., LLC, an employee sued her employer for, among other things, discrimination and retaliation. While defending the case,… Continue Reading
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an employer may be held liable for retaliating against an employee who did not engage in any protected activity, but who has a close relationship with another employee who did engage in protected activity.
In November, we reported that four states passed constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to a secret ballot in union elections. On January 14, 2011, the NLRB ‘s Acting General Counsel, Lafe Solomon (who was recently nominated by President Obama to serve as the Board’s General Counsel), sent letters to the Attorneys General of these four… Continue Reading