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NLRB Reverses Its Stance on Determining Successor Liability for Refusal to Hire

Companies who have bought or are considering buying unionized workplaces should familiarize themselves with a significant decision affecting liability issues made last month by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)....more

11/7/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing NLRA NLRB Professional Liability Successor Liability Successors

Eighth Circuit Reminds Nonprofits They Are Subject to Whistleblower Laws

Nonprofits help shape, empower, and strengthen many underserved communities with the aid of donors who believe and trust in the organization’s mission. These goodhearted missions come with accountability to both donors and...more

9/24/2014 - Adverse Employment Action Appeals Employer Liability Issues Ethics Fraud Hiring & Firing Non-Profits Transparency Whistleblowers

Two Colorado Supreme Court Decisions Address Independent Contractor Relationships

Companies using independent contractors should review their practices in light of two recent decisions from the Colorado Supreme Court: I.C.A.O. v. Softrock Geological Services, Inc. and Western Logistics, Inc. v. I.C.A.O....more

6/3/2014 - Contractors Employer Liability Issues ICAO Independent Contractors IRS SCOTUS

Companies Acquiring Unionized Businesses Face Increased Scrutiny by the NLRB

Companies acquiring unionized businesses are likely to face increased scrutiny from the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”). On May 9, 2014, NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr., issued a memorandum instructing...more

5/27/2014 - CBAs Collective Bargaining Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Unions

SCOTUS Expands Sarbanes-Oxley to Include Contractors

In a stunning expansion of previously understood law, the Supreme Court held, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, that the employees of a contractor to a publicly traded company may sue their employer for retaliation suffered as a...more

3/11/2014 - Employee Definition Lawson v FMR Retaliation Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Whistleblowers

What Employers Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization in Colorado and Washington

Employers should brace for a number of lawsuits trying to expand these laws into something the courts have already said they're not: a right to have marijuana in one's system at work....more

1/16/2014 - Decriminalization of Marijuana Drug Testing Hiring & Firing Law Matters Legal Perspectives Marijuana Medical Marijuana

Buyer Beware: Seventh Circuit Upholds Application of the Federal Common Law Standard of Successor Liability in an Asset Sale

One of the benefits to structuring an acquisition as an asset deal is that the buyer has the ability to choose the liabilities that it will assume and the liabilities that will remain with the seller, including contingent...more

4/15/2013 - Asset Purchaser FLSA Successor Liability

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