WASHINGTON – Leaving unresolved a question that has split the circuits and perplexed employment attorneys, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to reassign a disabled employee to a vacant position that would have otherwise been filled by a competitive process.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide just what elements are necessary to prove aiding and abetting liability for one of the most common federal crimes: the use or possession of a gun during a drug-related or violent offense.
WASHINGTON – A federal statute makes it mandatory for victims of child pornography to get restitution for the losses they suffer. But federal court rulings deciding how those losses should be categorized and what proof is required to establish liability are so divergent that the term “circuit split” doesn’t quite cut it. It’s more like a “circuit shatter.”
A recent 9th Circuit decision has cast doubt on a tool that is increasingly being used by employers to go after employees who use confidential information from company computer systems.