John Furfaro

John Furfaro

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Employment Flash - March 2015

In This Issue: - Supreme Court Rejects Sixth Circuit Yard-Man Vested Benefits Presumption - Supreme Court Revives Pregnancy Discrimination Light Duty Case - NY Wage Theft Protection Act Amended - Senate...more

4/2/2015 - Class Certification Confidentiality Agreements DOL E-Verify Employee Benefits Exempt-Employees FMLA H-1B Home Health Care Minimum Wage NLRA NLRB OFCCP Paid Leave Pregnancy Discrimination Quickie Election Rules Same-Sex Marriage SCOTUS Sex Discrimination Tipped Employees Vesting Wage Theft Prevention Act Yard Man

"'Ban the Box' Initiatives: Removing Conviction Histories From Employment Applications"

The use of criminal records in the hiring process has received a great deal of attention in recent years. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidance in 2012 requiring employers to demonstrate that conviction...more

2/3/2015 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC FCRA Hiring & Firing

"Possible Expansion of Joint Employer Status Would Impact Businesses With Contracted Workers"

As businesses are increasingly using labor contractors and staffing agencies to supply workers, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are seeking to expand the...more

2/2/2015 - EEOC Employer Liability Issues Joint Employers Labor Contractor NLRB Regulatory Agenda Staffing Agencies

"Balancing Protection of Information With Employee Rights in Confidentiality Policies"

The developing law on employer confidentiality policies underscores the tension between an employer's ever-increasing need to protect confidential information and an employee's established right to discuss terms and...more

1/30/2015 - ALJ American Red Cross Banner Health System Confidential Information Confidentiality Agreements Corporate Counsel DirectTV Employee Rights Employment Policies Hyundai Internal Investigations K-Mart NLRA NLRB Personnel Records Savings Clause Social Media Policy Terms and Conditions

"New Rules Change Requirements for Federal Contractors"

A string of Executive Orders signed by President Barack Obama and new rules published by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2014 have imposed additional obligations on federal government contractors and subcontractors. New...more

1/30/2015 - Disabilities Discrimination DOL Equal Pay Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Contractors LGBT Minimum Wage OFCCP Title VII Veterans

Employment Flash (June 2014)

In This Issue: - NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional - SEC Brings First-Ever Employment Retaliation Claim - EEOC Challenges Employer Severance Agreements - New York State Transportation Industry...more

7/1/2014 - Affirmative Action Barack Obama CAFA Canning v NLRB Class Action Arbitration Waivers College Athletes Earned Sick Time EEOC Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues FICA Taxes First Amendment Hiring & Firing NLRB PAGA Recess Appointments Retaliation SCOTUS SEC Severance Agreements Severance Pay Sick Leave

"Does Leaning In Make Legal Sense for Employers? Definitely."

With employment discrimination charges at a 15-year high, employers are seeing a particular increase in claims brought by workers who are pregnant or caring for young children or aging parents. A 2010 report by the Center for...more

1/27/2014 - Civil Rights Act Discrimination Diversity Gender Discrimination Sex Discrimination Title VII

Employment Flash - July 2013

In This Issue: - U.S. Supreme Court Issues Two Important Decisions Under Title VII - Supreme Court Holds Lone Plaintiff’s FLSA Collective Action Is Moot When Claims Are Resolved Before Certification -...more

7/26/2013 - Class Action Class Arbitration Class Certification Collective Actions Discrimination EEOC FLSA Harassment Human Rights I-9 Immigration Reform Negligence SCOTUS Supervisors Title VII Undocumented Immigrants Unemployment Discrimination UT Southwestern Medical v Nassar Vance v. Ball State University

"The Landscape of CEO Succession Issues"

A board’s decision as to whether, when and how to terminate the employment of a CEO and hire a successor is among the most critical decisions facing the board of any company — large or small, public or private, established or...more

6/26/2013 - Board of Directors CEOs Disclosure Requirements Employment Contract Executive Compensation Hiring & Firing Reporting Requirements Severance Agreements Successors Termination

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