Jennifer Harper

Jennifer Harper

Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC

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LGBT in the Workplace: The Rundown on President Obama’s Executive Orders on “Sexual Orientation” and “Gender Identity”...

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

8/21/2014 - Employee Rights Executive Orders Federal Contractors Gender Identity LGBT Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Employment Law Newsletter - April 2014

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

4/9/2014 - Chapter 11 Class Action Commercial Bankruptcy FLSA Non-Compete Agreements Persuader Rules WARN Act

Department of Labor Further Delays Publication of its Final “Persuader” Rules

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

4/7/2014 - DOL Persuader Rules

FLSA Class Action Case Against Dollar Tree Goes Forward

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

4/4/2014 - Class Action Class Certification FLSA Unpaid Overtime

Fairfax Circuit Court Strikes Down Noncompete as Overbroad, Offering Yet Another Lesson for Employers

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

4/3/2014 - Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

The Risks of Using In-House Counsel to Conduct Internal Investigations

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

11/25/2013 - Corporate Counsel Internal Investigations

Employment Law Newsletter - September 2013

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? ...more

9/9/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays Employer Mandates Healthcare Penalties Reporting Requirements Severance Agreements

Obama Administration Postpones Health Care Reporting And Penalties Until 2015

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

9/3/2013 - Affordable Care Act Delays Employee Benefits Employer Mandates Healthcare Healthcare Reform Open Enrollment Pay or Play Penalties Reporting Requirements Shared Responsibility Rule U.S. Treasury

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Employer Liability In Title VII Supervisory Harassment Cases

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

7/5/2013 - Anti-Harassment Policies Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Gender Discrimination Harassment Hiring & Firing Racial Discrimination SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University

U.S. Supreme Court Decision Limits Employer Liability in Title VII Cases

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

6/28/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Harassment Hiring & Firing SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University Vicarious Liability

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