Ashleigh Bhole

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Employee’s Dishonesty About Facebook Posts Supports Defense to Retaliation Claim

A recent opinion out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates the important role social media plays in labor and employment lawsuits.  In Debord v. Mercy Health System of Kansas, Inc., a Kansas hospital was found not to have engaged in unlawful retaliation when it fired an employee who had complained of sexual harassment, in part because she … Continue Reading

The Supreme Court Holds That Employer’s Mooting of Named Plaintiff’s Claim Also Moots FLSA Collective Action

On April 16, 2013, in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, No. 11-1059, the Supreme Court held that when a FLSA plaintiff’s claim becomes moot prior to a conditional certification of a collective action, the entire action itself becomes moot and the case should be dismissed. However, the opinion unfortunately did not render a decision on the key question … Continue Reading

‘Tis The Season To Review Company Vacation Policies – Is Your Company’s Vacation Policy In Tip-Top Shape?

Being that we are in the midst of the holiday season, it seems quite appropriate to address employer vacation leave and pay policies. It may be a surprise that The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays. Likewise, Florida, like most states, does not require employers to provide employees … Continue Reading

President Obama’s Mark on Employment Law – What do Employers Have to Look “Forward” To in the Next Four Years?

Now that the frenzy of the election has died down, Florida has counted its votes, and the major media outlets have moved on from dissecting party rhetoric, the question remains: What does President Obama’s reelection mean for the country?  And for the purposes of employers and those in HR, what changes will we see in his second term in labor … Continue Reading

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