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    • Out of Office:
      Extended Leave is Not a Required ADA Accommodation
    • In Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employee needing an extended leave of two or more months for treatment of a disability is not protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The author summarizes the parties' arguments and the three-judge panel's decision.
    • The Future of Employee Collective Action Waivers
    • The U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis concluded that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the enforceability of waivers to participate in collective actions. As a result, these employees’ efforts to litigate federal wage claims through collective actions in federal court are barred.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Committing to Your Business Needs
  • Christopher Rogers introduces a new partnership tailored to meet your cybersecurity needs no matter the size of your firm.
  • Reflections
  • Mergers & Marriages: How to Get to Know a Partner
  • Before taking on a corporate partner – especially one you hardly know – Clyde Tinnen advises doing the due diligence you would perform in any M&A transaction, or even in a personal relationship before contemplating marriage.
  • Final Thought
  • The Importance of Reunion
  • Roy Evans says reunions reinforce our common bonds, regenerate our friendships, and reinvigorate our spirits.