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Fitness for Duty Release Did Not Undermine Legitimate Reasons for Termination

On December 2, 2014, in Curley v. City of North Las Vegas (9th Cir. 2014), 2014 WL 6765744, —-F.3d—-, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a doctor’s finding that an employee did not pose a safety threat did … Continue reading

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Class Action Highlights FCRA Compliance Issues

The Eastern District of Virginia recently certified two related classes in a case involving alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  The claims were raised by former applicants alleging that the defendant company violated both the notice and … Continue reading

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Can You Fire An Employee for A Facebook “Like”?

On August 22, a three-member panel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded that the Triple Play Sports Bar and Grille violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (the Act) when two employees were terminated for participating in … Continue reading

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California Court of Appeal Finds That Pre-Litigation Demand Was Extortion

In Stenehjem v. Sareen, a California Court of Appeal recently held that a former employee’s pre‑litigation demand constituted extortion when the employee threatened to report his former employer to federal authorities due to alleged criminal activity that was “entirely unrelated … Continue reading

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