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D.C. Circuit Ruling Yet Another Reminder of NLRB’s Handbook Initiative

Three policies in an employer’s handbook violated Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held, agreeing with the National Labor Relations Board. The Court disagreed, however, that two other policies found illegal by the NLRB violated the Act. Hyundai Shipping Agency, Inc. … Continue Reading
November 30, 2015

District Court Orders NLRB Regional Director to Pay Over $55,000 in Attorneys’ Fees to Employer in 10(j) Fight

A U.S. District Court Judge in Arizona has ordered the National Labor Relations Board’s Regional Director in Phoenix, acting on behalf of the Board, to pay $55,000 in attorneys’ fees to an employer sued for a temporary injunction over the firing of four recently hired employees, despite awarding the Regional Director much of the relief … Continue reading District Court Orders NLRB Regional Director to Pay Over $55,000 in Attorneys’ Fees to Employer in 10(j) Fight
November 26, 2014

The Hits Keep Coming:NFL Referees Association Files NLRB Charge against NFL

It may be the NFL’s offseason, but there has still been plenty of action surrounding “the League” in the legal arena: lawsuits alleging everything from the NFL’s failure to warn players concerning the risks of concussions to defamation resulting from the Commissioner’s public statements about the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal.  The NFL will now … Continue reading The Hits Keep Coming:NFL Referees Association Files NLRB Charge against NFL
June 26, 2012

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Several Provisions of Arizona’s Immigration Bill Preempted, But Most Controversial Provision Survives

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued its much anticipated decision on Arizona’s controversial immigration statute, Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (“S.B. 1070”). In so doing, the Court affirmed, in a 5-3 decision, the Ninth Circuit of Appeals, agreeing that the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) had established a likelihood of success … Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court Holds Several Provisions of Arizona’s Immigration Bill Preempted, But Most Controversial Provision Survives
June 26, 2012

Linebacker Sues NFL Commissioner For Defamation Over Comments in “Bounty” Scandal

As the NFL defends against accusations that it long has concealed information regarding the harmful impact concussions have on players’ brains, the League has taken an aggressive tactic in its investigation into the New Orleans Saints’ alleged use of a “bounty” program. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s March 2, 2012, press release alleged that Saints coaches … Continue reading Linebacker Sues NFL Commissioner For Defamation Over Comments in “Bounty” Scandal
May 21, 2012

Justice Department Settles Title III ADA Complaint Alleging Arizona HS Athletic Association Discriminated Against Deaf Player

The U.S. Department of Justice has settled a complaint against the Arizona Interscholastic Association, Inc. (“AIA”), that alleged the AIA discriminated against an individual with a disability by refusing to permit the use of a sign language interpreter during tennis matches in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Title III applies … Continue reading Justice Department Settles Title III ADA Complaint Alleging Arizona HS Athletic Association Discriminated Against Deaf Player
May 15, 2012

Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Statute

The U.S. Supreme Court (with just eight justices sitting) has held oral argument on the U.S. Department of Justice’s challenge to Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (“S.B. 1070”) in Arizona v. U.S., No. 11-182. Justice Elena Kagan is not participating in the case because she was the Solicitor General and involved … Continue reading Supreme Court Hears Challenge To Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Statute
April 26, 2012

Key Provisions of Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law Will Come under U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the U.S. Department of Justice’s challenge to Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (“S.B. 1070”). Last year, the DOJ filed a lawsuit challenging several of the Act’s provisions on federal preemption grounds, arguing the federal government has exclusive authority to address immigrations issues and … Continue reading Key Provisions of Arizona’s Controversial Immigration Law Will Come under U.S. Supreme Court Scrutiny
December 15, 2011

NBA Labor Strike Ends, But Employment Lawsuits Continue

For one NBA player, the labor strike is not the only thing allegedly keeping him off the court. Far away from the drama of the NBA labor dispute, former NBA player Cuttino Mobley has alleged that the New York Knicks discriminated against him based on his disability in violation of New York State and City … Continue reading NBA Labor Strike Ends, But Employment Lawsuits Continue
November 29, 2011

U.S. Department of Justice Sues Arizona Sheriff for Records Relating to Potential Civil Rights Abuses

The U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, and its well known County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, for his refusal to hand over documents in the DOJ’s long running civil rights probe. The complaint alleges that the Sheriff’s Office is in violation of Title VI of the Civil … Continue reading U.S. Department of Justice Sues Arizona Sheriff for Records Relating to Potential Civil Rights Abuses
September 14, 2010

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