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Company Required Employee to Take Meds at Job Site as a Condition of Employment, Federal Agency Charged - DETROIT - Neenah Paper, Inc., a manufacturer of various types of premium paper with a paper mill in Munsing, Mich., violated…more
Lis pendens is a long-standing, frequently misunderstood doctrine concerning unorthodox interests in real estate. The doctrine of lis pendens literally means “pending suit,” and lis pendens notices are the machinery whereby a party…more
Recent enforcement actions by the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (DPA) [Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht] highlight the importance of severe restrictions placed on the transfer of such data, even in the context of a…more
How Will Browning-Ferris Change the Test for Joint-Employer Status for Union and Non-Union Employers?
In a ruling that will affect most business relationships and extends far beyond either labor law or the concept of employment generally, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) issued a much awaited decision today…more
What could WDBJ7-TV have done to prevent Wednesday morning’s tragic on-air murders? Unfortunately, probably not a thing. I’m a second-guesser, and I have spent much of the last 48 hours racking my brain about what the CBS…more
Employers rarely question the general rule that independent contractors are not required to complete a form I-9. Most employers believe that, if an individual is labeled as an independent contractor, a form I-9 is not required. In our…more
Generally speaking, land use regulations and zoning laws arise from practical and aesthetic concerns and considerations, and are driven by state and local law. However, sometimes a community’s desire to regulate a seemingly minor issue…more
Employers Who Permit After-Hours Work Should Exercise Caution in Light of an Anticipated Increase in Nonexempt Workers
A proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor in support of President Obama's March 2014 directive regarding overtime pay is open for comments through September 4, 2015. If enacted, the new rule would effect changes that raise the…more
The Cayman Islands Department for International Tax Cooperation (DITC) has advised that it is in the final stages of preparing its FATCA data to be provided to the IRS. Information on US Reportable Account Notifications and 2014…more
The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (“AGO”) this month denied a bid protest by a low bidder because it had access to “insider knowledge” about the University of Massachusetts building project through its subsidiary, which…more
On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consent settlement based on an application of the investment-only exemption to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s premerger notification requirements. The settlement relates…more