On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an executive order that amends Executive Orders 11478 and 11246 by adding LGBT anti-discrimination protections. President Obama took this action after Congress failed to pass the...more
In This Issue:
- Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad, Offering Yet Another Lesson for Employers
- No WARNing of Bankruptcy?
- Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final...more
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has once again delayed publication of its final rule on “persuader activities.” The DOL’s final rule was initially scheduled for publication in November 2013. As that date approached, the...more
The Case -
On March 7, 2014, Judge Raymond Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Dollar Tree’s motion for de-certification of a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) class action case...more
On March 6, 2014, a Fairfax Circuit judge denied a preliminary injunction in a suit brought by Wings LLC to enforce a noncompete against two defector employees. In a letter opinion, Judge Bruce D. White said the noncompete...more
While employers strive to prevent workplace conflict, complaints about employee conduct may still arise. When the complaint involves discrimination or other unlawful conduct, it is important for the employer to thoroughly...more
In This Issue:
- Obama Administration Postpones Health Care Reporting and Penalties Until 2015
- Severance Agreements: What Are They Good For?
- Excerpt from Severance Agreements: What Are They Good For?
On Tuesday, July 2, the Treasury Department announced that the Administration will delay the Affordable Care Act’s mandatory employer and insurer reporting requirements for another year. These requirements will not take...more
In a significant decision issued on June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers are vicariously liable for unlawful harassment committed by a supervisor only if the supervisor is empowered by the employer to...more
Vance v. Ball State University -
You may be aware of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Vance v. Ball State University, issued on June 24, 2013, which held that an employer is not strictly liable for a supervisor’s...more