On Wednesday, July 8, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a much-anticipated ruling deciding that teachers at religious schools could not claim protections under anti-discrimination laws. The central issue in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru concerned the scope of the “ministerial exception”—a legal doctrine grounded in the First Amendment fashioned to protect a religious…

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided yesterday in Bethany College that it does not have jurisdiction over faculty at religious schools and colleges, overruling a 2014 decision which held the opposite. Click here to download the NLRB decision. The NLRB will decline jurisdiction over labor union election petitions and unfair labor practice claims if…

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Our 20-part blog series, Planning for the Rebound, is now at the end, which may leave you thinking that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come your way. Not to dull your ebullient mood, but you are not. Problems will arise, and you will face issues that you never dreamed could arise. In…

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As the COVID-19-battered economy begins the gradual process of reopening, the top questions facing every employer are if, when, and how the workplace will reopen. Will everyone have to come back, and, if not, how do you choose who stays home? How do you keep your employees safe? Can employees travel? Do they need to…

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There are several industries in which employee travel (both near and far) is an essential aspect of the job. Many job descriptions describe travel as a critical function, and applicants are asked to confirm that extensive travel will not interfere with their personal lives. With the COVID-19 outbreak, the travel industry has been decimated: some…

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