Acosta and Miscimarra appointed to oversee U.S. workplace laws

The U.S. Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as head of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on April 27, solidifying Trump’s pro-business stance on labor following his recent appointment of Philip Miscimarra as chairman of the...

U.S. Immigration Laws Not Enough To Support Termination Of Employee

In a recent decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court held an employer could not rely on U.S. Immigration laws to support their decision to terminate an employee. Santillan v. USA Waste,...

Eighth Circuit Rules Six Weeks Between Protected Activity and Termination Sufficient to Revive Retaliation Claim

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Wilson v. Arkansas Dept. of Human Services, Case No. 16-1174 (March 1, 2017), held an African American employee who alleged that she was terminated six-weeks after filing a...

Sex Based Dress Code Liability

Recently, a young woman’s story gained attention when her employment was terminated after she went against company policy and refused to wear high heels at her job. While the incident occurred in England, the worldwide...