Melissa Zinkil

Melissa Zinkil

Akerman LLP

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Employers Beware: SEC Continues Offensive on Employment Agreements That Inhibit Whistleblowers

Risk Alert (literally)! Standard provisions in employment agreements, severance agreements and policies may run afoul of the SEC’s whistleblower regulations. In the wake of several highly publicized enforcement actions by the...more

11/22/2016 - Confidentiality Agreements Dodd-Frank Enforcement Actions Pre-Employment Agreements Rule 21F SEC Securities Violations Whistleblower Awards Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Employment Law Trends for 2015

Few can quibble with the fact that 2015 has been a busy year for employment law. From historic pronouncements of the Supreme Court concerning fundamental and civil rights, to the Department of Labor’s release of guidance to...more

8/14/2015 - DOL Employee Handbooks Employment Discrimination FLSA Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Minimum Salary Minimum Wage Misclassification NLRB Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Drug and Device Information on Social Media

On June 17, 2014, the FDA issued two draft guidance documents relating to the use of social media and the Internet to promote prescription drugs and medical devices. The FDA described how a company should use a character...more

6/26/2014 - Draft Guidance FDA Google Healthcare Medical Devices Popular Prescription Drugs Social Networks Twitter

Employment Records Retention Requirements – What Employers Need To Know

Careful recordkeeping and retention practices in the employment context are required by various federal and state laws, not to mention, essential to protect an employer's interests and limit its liability in the event of an...more

3/4/2014 - Document Retention Policies Human Resources Professionals Personnel Records

So You Extended An Employment Offer To The Ideal Applicant. Now What?

After months of sorting through applications, you find what appears to be the perfect applicant. His application boasts excellent academic credentials, unmatched work experience, and countless awards and accolades. His...more

3/28/2013 - Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

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