Dallas Area Court of Appeals Agrees that Discharged Employee Failed to Prove Retaliatory Discharge Under Texas Law
August 14, 2018
Since Texas is an “employment at-will” state, generally employees can be fired for good cause, no cause, or even bad cause – as long as the “cause” is not illegal under state or federal law (such as age or race discrimination).
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District of Minnesota Allows Punitive Damages Claim to Proceed to Trial in Minnesota Whistleblower Act Retaliation Case
April 25, 2018
After an appeal to the Eighth Circuit which reinstated the plaintiff’s whistleblower retaliation claim, A Minnesota District Court Judge issues a decision denying summary judgment to the employer on the plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages.
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Court Green-Lights Nurses’ Defamation Claims
March 30, 2018
Even in good times, employers can feel that their every personnel decision is fraught with legal risk. Of course, in times of crisis, employers must often act decisively to protect their businesses and reputations.
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CMS Guides to Dismissals Across Europe, Asia and Latin America
February 23, 2018
CMS Employment Group is pleased to share with you the new edition of the Guides to Dismissals.
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The Employee You Terminated Won’t Return Company Property. Now What?
January 24, 2018
Have you ever terminated someone only to have them hold hostage your company’s property?
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Employers, Facebook Can Be Your Friend!
December 5, 2017
Our past alerts on social media issues typically center on NLRB and court decisions that are not always favorable to employers. A recent arbitration decision, however, highlights that Facebook may provide an employer with the evidence it needs to root out workplace dishonesty.
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Canada: Court of Appeal Confirms Purchaser Not Bound to Vendor’s Employment Contracts
November 28, 2017
A particularly nuanced aspect of a sale of business involves offering employment to employees of the vendor. The determination of risk, as well as whether the vendor or purchaser takes on liability for employment obligations, is often a key feature of such transactions and price.
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Ontario’s Court of Appeal Strikes Down Yet Another Termination Clause
November 9, 2017
Recent decisions from the Ontario courts have not been kind to employers seeking to limit employees’ termination entitlements through written agreements.
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Minnesota Supreme Court Allows Private Cause of Action for Employees Terminated for Refusing to Share Tips & October 2017 Updates in Labor and Employment Law
October 23, 2017
On October 11, 2017, the Minnesota Supreme Court held in Burt v. Rackner, 2017 WL 4532933 (Minn. 2017), the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act (MFLSA) grants an employee a private cause of action for wrongful discharge when terminated for refusing to share gratuities.
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Reputation is Everything
August 31, 2017
I just finished reading a nightmare of a case involving the relentless campaign of a town resident to call out and punish a town official for his role in the controversial development of historic property in the center of their town.
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HR Lessons from the Comey Termination
May 18, 2017
Whether you live in a blue state, red state, or just in the state of denial, you surely have heard by now about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
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Tweets Follow

Oct 15

NLRB Surrenders Its War Against Employee Handbooks:

Oct 12

NLRB Turns To Rulemaking To Reverse Joint Employer Standard:

Oct 10

Upon Further Review: The DEA Legalizes a Marijuana-Derived Drug: