Friday, April 23, 2010

WIRTW #124

This week brought us two huge employment law stories, one of which I covered this week and one which I’ve covered in the past.

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review the issue of the applicability of the “cat’s paw” to discrimination cases. For my thoughts on this issue, jump over to The Return of the Cat’s Paw. For others’ thoughts, I recommend: Fitzpatrick on Employment Law, Maryland Employment Law Developments, World of Work, SCOTUSblog, Washington D.C. Employment Law Update, Daily Developments in EEO Law, Workplace Prof Blog, Michael Fox’s Jottings By An Employer’s Lawyer, and LawMemo Employment Law Blog.

Also on Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Quon v. Arch Wireless, which may decide the issue of an employee’s right of privacy in non-work related emails and text messages on employer-owned and issued equipment. I covered this case last June, with the 9th Circuit’s original decision, and will cover it again when the Supreme Court issues its decision. In the meantime, the following blogs covered the oral argument: Rob Radcliff’s Smooth Transitions,, How Appealing, SCOTUSblog, Philip Miles’s Lawffice Space, Dan Schwartz’s Connecticut Employment Law Blog, LawMemo Employment Law Blog, Workplace Prof Blog, and Workplace Privacy Counsel.

Here’s the rest of the best I read this week:


Wage & Hour

Social Networking

Labor Relations

Background Checks


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