Employee Termination

Continued Employment Constitutes Sufficient Consideration for Restrictive Covenants

E. Jason Tremblay Wisconsin Supreme Court: Continued Employment Constitutes Sufficient Consideration for Restrictive Covenants in Wisconsin Resolving previously unsettled law in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently held in Runzheimer International Ltd v. Friedlen that continued employment of an at-will employee following the execution of a restrictive covenant, such as a non-competition agreement, is sufficient […]

Authority grows on concealed weapons in the workplace

In light of recent events, many employers are more concerned than ever over violence entering the workplace. Policies and security measures are being examined and highly scrutinized. Last month I wrote about a Western District of Kentucky decision that found an employee was not protected by Kentucky law when he pulled a firearm from his […]

NLRB issues Hispanics United Facebook firing decision

Is the NLRB following a Mayan calendar? It seems there is a flurry of activity coming from the board as we head into the calendar-year end. Included in that activity is the release of Hispanics United of Buffalo, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 37 (2012). This case has been on the radar for many social media […]

Employee investigations—in some circuits, you can rely on what you know

Circuit decisions offer a reminder about the importance of conducting an investigation before disciplining or terminating employees Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published “Employee investigations—in some circuits, you can rely on what you know.” In their article, they discuss how a recent decision by the 8th Circuit […]