Protecting Your Company Against the Perils of Office Parties

Be careful about throwing the type of office holiday party that gets everyone taken off the “Nice List.” In many circumstances, an employee’s bad behavior, or even their guest’s bad behavior, may be imputed to the employer that sponsors the … Continue reading

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Idaho Human Rights Commission “Complaints”

The Idaho Human Rights Commission considers Title VII and other discrimination claims arising in Idaho.  For practitioners in other jurisdictions, the nomenclature there could lead to mistakes.  The kick-off there is not a “claim,” but a “complaint.”  This can be … Continue reading

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Arizona Governor Signs Ban-the-Box Measure for State Employment

On November 6, 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order (EO) implementing a “ban-the-box” initiative for applicants of employment with the State. Ban-the-box initiatives eliminate questions about a prospective employee’s criminal convictions and history on job applications.  These … Continue reading

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Snell & Wilmer’s Labor and Employment Group Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

Snell & Wilmer’s Labor and Employment Practice Group is pleased to announce it has been widely recognized in both the national and metropolitan rankings by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® for the 2018 edition of “Best Law Firms.” … Continue reading

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Labor Law Meets the NFL Anthem Protests

Recently, Jerry Jones – the outspoken owner of the Dallas Cowboys – announced an official policy that any of his players who kneeled during the national anthem would be benched. On October 11, United Labor Unions Local 100, based in … Continue reading

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NLRB Deferral Rules to Arbitration

Many employers are unsure about the NLRB’s deferral to arbitration rules. For nearly 60 years the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had applied the “Spielberg/Olin” standard in cases involving whether to defer to a decision reached through a grievance/arbitration procedure … Continue reading

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CA Law Prohibits Reliance on Salary History

Last week, in a law designed to narrow the gender wage gap, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 168, which prohibits all employers from relying on the salary history information of an applicant to determine: (1) whether to … Continue reading

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SCOTUS to Address Current Split Over Enforceability of Class Action Waivers Contained in Mandatory Arbitration Policies

Many employers have implemented mandatory arbitration policies requiring that all employment related disputes be resolved through final and binding arbitration rather than in traditional court proceedings. In addition to these potential benefits, many employers have added class action waivers to their … Continue reading

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Immigration Update: New Form I-765 Allows Foreign Nationals to obtain Employment Authorization Document and Social Security Number Simultaneously

The updated USCIS Form I-765 now allows foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications to obtain an Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) and a Social Security Number in a single form. See here. EADs serve as documentation to show employers that an … Continue reading

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7th Circuit Deals a Blow to the EEOC’s Extended Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Position

The EEOC’s position that extended leave may be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) has long frustrated employers who are left without much guidance to determine what is “reasonable.” According to the EEOC, this could be … Continue reading

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