The Supreme Court recently narrowed the definition of “supervisor” in harassment suits. In Vance v. Ball State University the Court defined supervisors as those empowered by the employer to take tangible employment actions against the alleged victim. Previously those that directed employees’ day-to-day activities were considered supervisors. While seemingly mere “word games,” this decision will… Continue Reading
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review whether the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has a sufficient number of members to issue rulings. The Supreme Court will review the decision of the District of Columbia Circuit in NLRB v. Noel Canning Div. of Noel Corp.. There, the D.C. Circuit ruled that the NLRB lacked… Continue Reading
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