Posts from October 2011.

Assistant with boss.jpgDon't these people look happy?

I shouldn't touch this poll with a 10-foot pole, but I just can't help myself.

According to a study recently reported in the ABA Journal, a large percentage of legal assistants prefer working for men (35 percent for male partners, and 15 percent for male associates), and 47 percent had no preference. For those of you who are math-challenged,

35 + 15 + 47 = 97 ...

It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

In any event, that must be what the American Medical Association is thinking. The organization took it on the chin this week in a case involving the Family and Medical Leave Act.300px-The_Anatomy_Lesson.jpg

The case is well worth a post-mortem because of what it teaches employers about "causation" in retaliation and protected concerted ...

As they said at Bunker Hill, "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"

Last week, I wrote about early motions to dismiss employment lawsuits under Rule 12(b)(6) and questioned whether they were always the best strategy for the employer. Most of last week's post simply described the differences between a motion to dismiss, a motion for summary judgment, and a trial, as ...

Human Resources and in-house counsel, please consider this a legal "consumer report." Remember - we offer a "no legalese" guarantee, or your money back!

My fellow employment lawyers, is that Rule 12(b)(6) motion really necessary?

I've spent this week reviewing federal and state labor and employment law decisions for a Bar Association program I'll beMoney down the drain.jpg presenting at the end of the month ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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