Elizabeth Bowersox

Elizabeth Bowersox

McAfee & Taft

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Wage claims by unpaid interns heat up

School is out and temperatures are rising. For many employers, summertime means a new crop of student workers. Summer internship programs are a time-honored tradition at many companies, providing educational benefits to the...more

6/19/2015 - DOL Minimum Wage Students Unpaid Interns Unpaid Overtime Viacom Wage and Hour Warner Music Group

Secret Connections: LinkedIn contacts may be a trade secret

A California court recently determined that an employee’s LinkedIn contacts could be considered a “trade secret” in a case where the employee retained his contacts after he left the company and began a competing venture....more

12/31/2014 - Client Data Facebook LinkedIn Popular Social Media Social Media Policy Trade Secrets Twitter

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Lifting restrictions weigh down employees’ ADA claims

Two recent court decisions considered whether employees who had permanent lifting restrictions were “qualified individuals” entitled to relief under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)....more

8/7/2014 - ADA Disability EEOC Employer Liability Issues Reasonable Accommodation

Policing the workplace: Are you my supervisor?

A recent Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals case involving the rape of an employee by her superior clarifies the Tenth Circuit’s case law on when an individual is considered a “supervisor,” and also provides a cautionary tale for...more

3/27/2014 - Harassment Sexual Harassment Supervisors

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