Deborah Catalano

Deborah Catalano

Akerman LLP

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Should Background Checks Be On Your New Employee Checklist?

"Where there's Pepsi, there's music" … is a slogan from a Pepsi marketing campaign. No doubt the EEOC agrees – in 2012, Pepsi paid over $3 million to settle race discrimination claims and agreed to provide job offers and...more

3/6/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks EEOC PepsiCo Racial Discrimination

Email Policy Cannot Be Used To Squelch Protected, Concerted Activity

Employers must ensure that their email policies advise employees of the appropriate use of email. ...more

6/19/2013 - Email NLRA NLRB Protected Activity Protected Concerted Activity

Skinsmart Dermatology Avoids A Legal Blemish Over Facebook Posting

The "Facebook Firing" cases continue with the NLRB deciding more often than not that employees fired for Facebook postings engaged in "protected concerted activity" under the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") and are...more

6/4/2013 - Facebook NLRA NLRB Social Media

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