Nichols Kaster, PLLP, a firm focused on employee and consumer rights is pleased to announce that Ashley Thronson has been promoted to associate and working with the wage and hour class action team. Ashley joined Nichols Kaster in 2013 focusing on representing individual employees in a wide range ... Read More »
2014 saw a number of decisions upholding the rights of corporate and government whistleblowers to be free from workplace retaliation for blowing the whistle on illegal, harmful, or fraudulent activity, including an important decision in mid-December from the Eighth Circuit recognizing the broad ... Read More »
On Monday, January 12, 2015, the United States Supreme Court declined to review Kalamazoo County Rd. Commission, et al. v. Robert Deleon, et. ux. (No. 13-1516), where the Sixth Circuit previously held that a job transfer can amount to an adverse employment action, even where the employee ... Read More »
On January 13, 2015, an employee of Safety Signs Inc. and Safety Signs, LLC (collectively “Safety Signs”) filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Minnesota seeking overtime and prevailing wage pay. The case was filed on behalf of pavement marking and traffic control laborers who worked for Safety ... Read More »
10. Telecommuting was (briefly) recognized as a reasonable accommodation.
In April of 2014, the Sixth Circuit arrived at the common-sense conclusion that telecommuting might be a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In EEOC v. Ford Motor Company, a resale steel ... Read More »
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