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Nick Birkenhauer

FMLA Protections for Same-Sex Couples Expanded

A recent change to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has given employers yet another thing to keep in mind as they administer their employee leave programs.  The Department of...

New NLRB “Ambush” Election Rule Now In Effect

The National Labor Relations Board’s controversial final rule revamping its procedures for union elections, commonly referred to as the “ambush” election rule, went into effect on April 14, 2015. Under...

Recent Supreme Court Case Opens Door to Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified an employer’s obligations under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to accommodate pregnant employees who have work restrictions.   In Young v. United Parcel Service, issued on...

Non-Profits Be Mindful: You May be Required to Pay Employees for Volunteer Time

Employees who work for not-for-profit organizations can be some of the most committed and caring employees in the workforce.  Indeed, it is not unusual for non-profit employers to hire employees...

Kentucky Employers Beware: Your Non-Competition Agreements May No Longer Be Valid

Kentucky courts have always strictly construed employee non-competition agreements against employers and in favor of employees. This means that any ambiguities, or other questions, in a non-competition agreement will be...

NLRB Rules that Employees Can Use Employer Email for Union Organizing

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has reversed existing law and ruled that an employer that allows employees access to its email system for business purposes must also allow employees...
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