Twenty-Fifth Anniversary

Frank Kollman
Frank Kollman
05/10/2013
On May 2, 1988, Pete Rose was suspended 30 days for pushing an ump, the Orioles signed a 15-year lease to stay in Baltimore, and I put up a handwritten sign on the 8th Floor of the Sun Life Building to announce that K&S was open for business.  My partner joined me six days later, and with one computer, one printer, telephones (no mobile phones yet) and temporary office space (we moved to the 9th Floor several weeks later), we started a new law...
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Revised FCRA Notices For The New Year

Garrett Wozniak
Garrett Wozniak
12/19/2012
Beginning the first of the year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will administer the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  The FCRA governs substantive and procedural requirements for employers who use consumer reports and records for employment purposes, among other things. In anticipation of this change, the CFPB issued an interim final rule in December 2011, which includes a variety of model forms.  As a practical matter, these...
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What Employers Can Learn from Lance Armstrong

Eric Paltell
Eric Paltell
10/23/2012
As many of you know, I am an avid cyclist and fan of professional cycling.  To give you some context, this morning I watched a replay of Stage 7 of the 2009 Tour de France while riding my bike inside.  My office is adorned with cycling pictures, including a poster of Lance Armstrong dropping Marco Pantani on the slopes of Daux-Hautacam in the 2000 Tour. My idea of a fun vacation is a week on my touring bike, lugging my camping gear, food and...
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In Turnabout, Seventh Circuit Says Reassignment Is ADA Reasonable Accommodation

Darrell VanDeusen
Darrell VanDeusen
09/10/2012
For the past 12 years, the Seventh Circuit has held that the ADA does not require an employer to reassign employees to a vacant position as a reasonable accommodation.  The court has now retreated from that position in EEOC v. United Airlines, Inc., No. 11-1774 (7th Cir.  Sept. 7, 2012).  Back in 2000, the court ruled in EEOC v. Humiston-Keeling, 227 F.3d 1024 (7th Cir. 2000) that, while the ADA mentions reassignment as a reasonable accommodation,...
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