Tag: Circuit Court

Did Maryland Employer Violate the FLSA?

By Richard J. Morgan, JD The U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia) recently addressed a case in which two tipped employees disputed the pay they received from their employers.

Bipolar Employee’s Failure to Return to Work Dooms ADA Claims

By Ryann E. Ricchio, JD A recent decision from the 7th Circuit Court—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin—presents employers with an interesting analysis and a good review of the various theories and methods of proof for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims. The 7th Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision in favor of the employer, […]

Lunch Breaks Can Give Employers Indigestion

By Michael P. Maslanka, JD The question of whether lunch breaks are compensable recently surfaced in a case from the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas). The court’s decision is instructive and provides a timely reminder that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is fraught with danger.

7th Circuit Lacks Conviction for Police Officer’s ADA Claim

By Kelly Smith-Haley, JD Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers may be required to offer reasonable accommodations to qualified employees. A recent opinion from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin—reminds employers that when it comes to providing a reasonable accommodation, it doesn’t have to result in highway […]

An FMLA Primer: Hindsight Is a Serious Health Condition

By Al Vreeland, JD The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is one of the more difficult laws for employer compliance. The regulations are long and convoluted and filled with traps for employers. And now, in a case from the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Alabama, Florida and Georgia), we learn that […]