Felicia O'Connor

Felicia O'Connor

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Accessing an Employee’s Social Media Account? A Patchwork of State Laws

The water cooler, it seems, is a thing of the past. Or at least the actual physical water cooler is. These days, many of the office conversations take place online. Employees air their grievances, connect with each other, and...more

9/29/2015 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Employee Privacy Rights Employer Liability Issues Exceptions Internal Investigations New Legislation Non-Public Information Popular Social Media Social Media Account Ownership Social Media Policy

Preventing Whistleblower Claims in the Automotive Industry

Whistleblower and retaliation claims are some of the most costly claims brought by employees and they are on the rise. OSHA, who governs complaints for over 20 whistleblower statutes, reports a 58% increase in whistleblower...more

7/31/2015 - Automotive Industry Car Dealerships Department of Transportation (DOT) EEOC Manufacturers MAP-21 Motor Vehicles NHTSA OSHA Retaliation Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

OSHA Wants to Change Recordkeeping Rule to Pursue Violations for Up to Five Years After They Occur

Under current OSHA rules, employers must keep and retain certain records of workplace injuries, and if an employer neglects to keep the required records, OSHA can issue citations for the employer’s lack of compliance....more

12/23/2014 - OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury

Cha-Ching! New Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Officially Effective on January 1, 2015

For federal contractors and their subcontractors, the Administration continues to add new requirements and standards they must meet in order to transact with the U.S. Government. Yet another such requirement recently joined...more

10/28/2014 - Davis-Bacon Act DOL Employee Rights Federal Contractors Minimum Wage OFCCP Service Contract Act

Are You “At Home” in the State In Which You Must Defend Against a Lawsuit? The Implications of Daimler AG v. Bauman

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a much anticipated decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman that will not only reverberate through the legal world, but the auto world as well. Large corporations that do business across a wide...more

2/11/2014 - Automotive Industry DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman Foreign Corporations Foreign Jurisdictions Foreign Subsidiaries Jurisdiction Residency Status SCOTUS

Wage Garnishments: Know Your Limits

In trying economic times, the employees of automotive companies and Next-Generation manufacturers, like those of other companies, face financial hardship. In some cases, this may translate into these companies facing higher...more

10/4/2013 - Child Support Debt Federal Taxes State Taxes Wage Garnishment Wages

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