Nathan Schacht

Nathan Schacht

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Texas Files Suit to Strike Down EEOC Background Check Guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) usually forces employers who are subject to Title VII to play defense. The State of Texas, however, has upended that approach. On November 4, 2013, Texas filed a federal...more

11/12/2013 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Disparate Impact EEOC Title VII

Trends in Social Media and the Workplace: Where Does Social Media Harassment Fit In?

How much do an employer’s obligations to prevent and remedy workplace harassment extend into the virtual world?...more

9/10/2013 - Cyberbullying Employer Liability Issues Harassment NLRB Social Media Social Media Policy

The Dust Has Settled, But the Issue Remains: How Can Employers Avoid Liability for Monitoring Their Employees’ E-mails and...

Earlier this year, a commotion was caused when it became public that Harvard University had monitored, accessed, and reviewed several Harvard deans’ e-mails as part of an internal investigation....more

8/2/2013 - Corporate Counsel Email Email Policies Employer Liability Issues Fourth Amendment Internal Investigations Privacy Policy Right to Privacy Surveillance

Fourth Circuit Says NLRB Lacks Authority to Require Union Poster

On June 14, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB or Board) requirement that employers subject to its jurisdiction post on their properties and...more

6/25/2013 - NLRA NLRB Notice Requirements Posting Requirements Rulemaking Process

D.C. Circuit Court Shuts Down NLRB Rule Requiring Union Poster

On May 7, 2013, a federal appellate court in Washington, D.C., struck down the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB or Board) requirement that employers subject to its jurisdiction post on their properties and websites a...more

5/15/2013 - Anti-Union Actions Free Speech NLRA NLRB Notice Requirements Posting Requirements

South Korea Opens the Door for Unintentional Data Breach Collective Actions

On February 15, 2013, the Seoul Western District Court in South Korea issued a judgment in a collective consumer action against a South Korean company for a data breach involving personal data in its possession. Importantly,...more

3/5/2013 - Class Action Data Breach Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information

Four Words the Fair Credit Reporting Act Has Class Action Plaintiffs and Their Lawyers Repeating: "Show Me The Money!"

Over the past few years, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the federal law mandating, among other things, procedures and reporting requirements employers must follow when conducting background checks through a third party...more

1/30/2013 - Background Checks Class Action FCRA

Four Words the Fair Credit Reporting Act Has Class Action Plaintiffs and Their Lawyers Repeating: “Show Me The Money!”

Over the past few years, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the federal law mandating, among other things, procedures and reporting requirements employers must follow when conducting background checks through a third...more

1/21/2013 - Background Checks Class Action FCRA Notice Requirements Punitive Damages Statutory Damages Summary of Rights

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