Friday, April 3, 2009


After last week’s glut of posts on the Employee Free Choice Act, I bring you this week’s EFCA-free WIRTW.

This week the Supreme Court held oral argument in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, which will hopefully give some much needed clarity on the proper standard for obtaining a mixed-motive jury instruction in discrimination cases. For details and analysis, read Marcia McCormick’s thoughts at the Workplace Prof Blog. Dan Schwartz at the Connecticut Employment Law Blog shares his insight as well.

Mark Toth at the Manpower Employment Blawg reports on the illegality of a policy that prohibits employees from working overtime while on light duty.

The Word on Employment Law with John Phillips provides some additional thoughts maternity and layoffs.

Eric Welter at the Laconic Law Blog reports on a poll finding that the FMLA is HR’s biggest headache.

Where Great Workplaces Start looks into the future and makes some predictions about the future of HR.

Christopher McKinney at the HR Lawyer’s Blog and Diane Pfadenhauer at Strategic HR Lawyer discuss careless twittering.

Finally, two blogs give their takes on The Office and the Michael Scott Paper Company: Rob Radcliff at Smooth Transitions and Michael Elkton at Trading Secrets.



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