Amanda C. Couture

Amanda C. Couture

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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Same-Sex Spouses to be Covered by FMLA as of March 27, 2015

On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized a new rule (which was published in the Federal Register) expanding protections under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for same-sex married...more

3/3/2015 - DOL Employer Mandates Final Rules FMLA Same-Sex Marriage Spouses

Avoiding Mistletoe Mishaps, Part IV: 20 Tips For A Festive, Safe, Non-Litigious Office Holiday Party

As 2013 comes to an end, we have been considering a number of workplace issues that employers might face at the end of the year and the beginning of the holiday season. In parts one, two, and three of this blog series, we...more

12/4/2013 - Holiday Parties Holidays

Keep Your Holiday Parties Merry, Bright, and Out of Court

Company-sponsored holiday parties can be a great way to boost employee morale, rewarding employees for the year’s hard work. Unfortunately, holiday horror stories of intoxication and offensive behavior abound. To keep your...more

12/19/2012 - Employer Liability Issues Holiday Parties Sexual Harassment

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