Daniel J. Venditti


  • Monday, November 2, 2009
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently held in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc .1that a plaintiff alleging a claim of age discrimination must, in all cases, prove by a preponderance of the evidence that age was the "but-for" cause of the challenged adverse employment action. In other words, the employee always has the burden to establish that the employer...
  • Monday, May 4, 2009
    In last month's edition of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel , we discussed the proposed provisions of the Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") (H.R. 1409, 111th Cong.; S.560, 111th Cong.), which would amend the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") in several significant respects. This month, we discuss the political climate surrounding the EFCA and...
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    Part II of this article, appearing in the May issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, will discuss the current political climate surrounding this legislation, other competing legislation, and measures to take by employers if the legislation is enacted.