Monthly Archives: April 2011

Fifteen minutes may be adequate time to review employment separation agreement.

The 3d U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that 15 minutes was a sufficient amount of time for the plaintiff, a public school teacher, to review a separation agreement and release negotiated in connection with her resignation. Gregory v. Derry Twp. Sch. Dist., 2011 WL 944424 (3d Cir., March 21, 2011) Rhauni Gregory, a … Continue Reading

Thirty day drug rehab may not be sufficient to trigger ADA’s “safe harbor” provision.

The Americans with Disabilities Act specifically includes a “safe harbor” provision for individuals no longer abusing drugs and alcohol, specifically including individuals who have successfully completed a supervised rehabilitation program and are “no longer engaged in the illegal use of drugs.” While the Courts have declined to adopt a bright-line rule as to the number … Continue Reading

The Department of Labor’s update to FLSA regulations is a missed opportunity.

In July 2008, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published proposed rules that would change several regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Portal-to-Portal Act, including tip credit, fluctuating workweek, compensatory time, commuting, and other provisions. The proposed rules were not finalized during the previous Administration; however, a … Continue Reading