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    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument This Week in Abercrombie Discrimination Case

    Another year has begun and it seems like the debate over Abercrombie and Fitch’s employee dress code policy shows no indication of stopping. Only this time – the U.S. Supreme Court is getting involved. By way of brief background, the case began in 2008, when Samantha Elauf applied for a sales associate position with Abercrombie […]

    New Jersey Set to “Ban the Box” Beginning on March 1, 2015

    On March 1, 2015, New Jersey will become the latest state to “ban the box” by prohibiting employers from inquiring into a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the hiring process. The law, titled the Opportunity to Compete Act (the “Act”), was signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on August 11, […]

    Facebook Post Lands Teacher in Hot Water

    On January 18, 2015, two South Hills High School teachers were arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with students at the beach. According to the Orange County Sherriff’s Department, one of the teachers, Melody Lippert, met a group of male students at the beach, gave them alcohol and “engaged in a sexual relationship with one […]

    RUMORS OF JOINT EMPLOYER LIABILITY FOR FRANCHISORS ARE GREATLY EXAGGERATED

    Despite the hand wringing and pontifications that franchisors will now be deemed employers or joint employers of the employees of their franchisees, that is simply not the case. The long held protections enjoyed by franchisors in this regard are very much alive and well. Rumors of the demise of these protections began with a rather […]

    Deflategate: Will the NFL Fumble Another Internal Investigation?

    Conducting a proper in-house investigation into allegations of misconduct is no simple task – especially at the NFL. Last year, the NFL was reprimanded in the public arena for allegedly mishandling the investigation into Ray Rice’s February 2014 assault on his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer. Rice readily admitted to the incident and was suspended for two […]