NLRB decides search for work expenses should be awarded regardless of interim wages

Earlier this year, we wrote a blog discussing the case of King Soopers, Inc., NLRB, No. 27-CA-129598 (2/19/16) where the NLRB was considering overturning longstanding precedent on how damages for a wrongfully discharged employee should...

Jimmy John’s to Drop Non-Compete from Employee Contracts in New York

Many businesses find non-compete agreements to be useful tools to protect their workforce investments.  In some industries they may be absolutely vital to ensuring that employees don’t build relationships with clients at the employer’s expense...

EEOC Issues Final ADA and GINA Regulations Clarifying Limits on Employer Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations on the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) on wellness programs offered by employers that request health...

Is Obesity a Disability? Eighth Circuit Weighs In.

It has become commonplace to hear obesity talked about as a health epidemic in the United States today.  According to the National Institute of Health, over 35% of American adults currently qualify as obese.  However,...