NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction Over Certain Employees Of Religious, Nonprofit Organizations

Generally, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) asserts jurisdiction over nonteaching employees of religious institutions or nonprofit religious organizations unless their actual duties or responsibilities require them to perform a specific role in fulfilling 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,...

7th Circuit Rules That Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against an individual based on his/her “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”  Unlike some state anti-discrimination statutes, including the Illinois Human Rights Act,...

Work Absences Found Not to Be Misconduct For Unemployment Benefits Purposes

A recent decision by the Missouri Eastern District of Appeals found in favor of Pamela Ausley, an individual who had been denied unemployment benefits as a result of her termination for misconduct. The Court held...