The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has created a buzz within the franchise community by announcing that McDonald's may be responsible as a "joint employer" for alleged unfair labor practices of some of its franchisees....more
In 2002, after corporate fraud at Enron led to the company's collapse, Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Under SOX's main whistleblower protection provision, an employee of a publicly traded company who claims...more
On February 7, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) sued CVS Pharmacy Inc. in federal court in Chicago to invalidate the company’s standard severance agreement. The lawsuit raises concerns...more
In your experience, what's the one legal mistake hiring managers always (inadvertently) make? That's the question we asked labor and employment attorneys writing on JD Supra - and here is what we heard back...more
On March 8, 2013, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new two-page version of Form I-9, together with six pages of instructions. The new form will be required for use by all employers beginning May 7,...more
In This Issue:
S.C. Supreme Court Upholds Confidentiality and “Holdover” Inventions Assignment Clauses in Employment Agreement; The America Invents Act: The Big Lesson Learned In The First Year; and The U.S.Patent And...more
On December 28, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act, which amends and expands the Economic Espionage Act (EEA)....more
Originally published in Swampfox - January 22, 2013.
In November 2012 the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a 120-page “resource guide” to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. ...more
Originally published in MidlandsBiz.com on December 18, 2012.
In its most significant employment law decision of 2012, Milliken & Co. v. Morin, the South Carolina Supreme Court addressed the enforceability of provisions...more