Katherine H. Marques

Katherine H. Marques

Holland & Knight LLP

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NLRB General Counsel's Recent Report on Work Rules Tracks Areas to Watch - Employers of Union and Non-Union Work Forces Need to Be...

For the last several years, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the "Board") has engaged in a well-publicized expansion of scrutiny for employer work rules and has liberally identified those rules that it believes...more

5/19/2015 - Anti-Harassment Policies Confidentiality Policies Discrimination Employee Handbooks General Counsel Intellectual Property Protection NLRA NLRB Section 7 Section 8(a) Trademarks Unfair Labor Practices Unions Willful Misconduct

NLRB Forces Restaurant to Allow Posters Insinuating Germ-Infested Food - Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act Guarantees...

The Jimmy John's sandwich franchise must have been surprised to learn that it had violated federal labor law when its disciplined employees who had posted hundreds of signs around its outlets suggesting that its sandwiches...more

9/12/2014 - Employee Rights NLRA NLRB Restaurant Industry Unions

New York City Sick Leave Law Expanded Prior to April 1, 2014, Effective Date

New York City's Earned Sick Time Act – which requires most of the city's private employers to provide paid or unpaid sick leave to employees – takes effect on April 1, 2014. The Earned Sick Time Act has already been expanded....more

3/6/2014 - Municipalities Sick Leave

SOX Whistleblower Protection Expanded by a Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court recently made it substantially easier for plaintiffs to assert claims that they were fired for "whistleblowing" activity protected by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX"). In Wiest v. Lynch, 2013 WL 1111784...more

4/8/2013 - Misrepresentation Publicly-Traded Companies Sarbanes-Oxley Shareholders Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers Wiest v Lynch

It’s Getting Harder to Say Goodbye

The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Act) allows employers, including those in the construction industry, to join together to bargain with a union. This is called "multi-employer bargaining." But there are specific rules...more

1/21/2013 - Collective Bargaining Multi-Employer Bargaining NLRA NLRB Repudiation Unions

Out-Of-Office Smartphone Use: Risks For Employers

The proliferation of smartphones and personal digital assistants has afforded many American workers the ability — for good or ill - to stay connected to their work when they are not actually in the workplace. This allows...more

9/10/2012 - FLSA Over-Time Smartphones T-Mobile

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