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Posts from September 2007.

On September 21, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in which it held -- as a matter of first impression among the circuits -- that Boston University acted properly when it counted three holidays against an employee’s available intermittent leave time under the FMLA. The employee, relying on 29 C.F.R. § 825.205(a), argued that the three holidays that fell during her ...

In California Newspapers P’Ship d/b/a ANG Newspaper, 350 NLRB No. 89 (September 10, 2007), the National Labor Relations Board held that a California newspaper publisher violated federal labor law by implementing a revised email policy without bargaining with the union representing its employees.

The bargaining agreement in this case between the Company and Union contained a ...

On August 31, an Illinois federal district court rejected a disability discrimination/failure to accommodate claim brought under the ADA against Morgan Stanley Dean Witter by an office worker with “extremely high sensitivity” to perfumes and other fragrances. The Court concluded that Robinson’s condition did not substantially limit her in the major life activities of ...



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