Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Shout Out to New Labor and Employment Law Blog: Ross Runkel Report

Ross_Runkel_aLong-time friend of the Workplace Prof Blog, Ross Runkel (Willamette Emeritus), is blogging at a new location on the internet: Ross Runkel Report: Arbitration, employment law, labor law

Ross already has up some great posts, characteristically taking on the most interesting labor and employment law cases and topics of the day.

Here's a sample of one of today's posts, entited: Quit Rehab Twice, get fired. No help from ADA or FMLA:

Bryan Shirley had a problem with Vicodin, so he took medical leave to get treatment for addiction. After completing a detox period, he left the treatment program early. Kept using. The boss gave him a second chance. After one day of detox, he checked out of the program.

The employer fired him for violating its drug-free workplace policy which provides that an employee “who rejects treatment or who leaves a treatment program prior to being properly discharged will be terminated.”

Shirley sued claiming ADA and FMLA violations. Denied, and denied. Shirley v. Precision Castparts (5th Cir 08/12/2013).

You can't beat Ross's legendary laser-like analysis of recent labor and employment case law.  Ross's new blog is a must daily read for all labor and employment law profs and practitioners. Check it out!


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