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Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
Ann Curry’s Departure from the Today Show Presents a Number of Lessons for Employers
Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Be Fired for a Tattoo?
President Obama Appoints Three Members to NLRB, but Will They Be Confirmed?
Social Media Law Report - Who Owns Your LinkedIn Account, FTC Guidance on Social Ads, More...
Your Employer Doesn’t Own Your LinkedIn Account, and They Shouldn’t Try To
What You Need to Know About New Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez
Study Reveals Alarming Statistics On Theft and Employee Misuse of Company Data
As Expected, Noel Canning v. NLRB Headed to the Supreme Court
Marijuana in the Workplace
5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
Two Key Elements Every Social Media Policy Should Include
Corporate Law Report: Global HR, Textual Harassment, Working Interviews, and Other Workplace Issues
As Supreme Court Defines “Clothes,” Biggest Impact Will Be on Judiciary’s Deference to DOL
How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions
Corporate Law Report: Workplace Romances, FMLA Changes, California Tax News, and More
Do 'Love Contracts' Ease the Risks of Office Relationships?
On May 8, the Department of Labor ("DOL") issued guidance regarding the requirement that employers provide notice to employees describing the coverage options available under Health Insurance Marketplaces (formerly known as...more
In the midst of trying to keep straight all employer responsibilities, obligations, and pitfalls under the ADA and the FMLA, as well as a plethora of other federal and state laws, the EEOC's simultaneous filing and settlement...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the effect of exclusion from participating in federal health care programs....more
Just two years ago, a California case declining certification of an action would have been cause for comment. But since then, in 2011 the United States Supreme Court decided Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541...more
Chemical manufacturers, distributors and employers of all types need to take note of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements contained in OSHA’s recently modified hazard communication standard...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance and model forms to assist employers in fulfilling their obligations under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to notify employees of the availability of health care...more
Last month, the United States Supreme Court (Supreme Court) provided an unexpected gift to entities facing collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by holding that defendants may moot such a case by making...more
In Judge v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company [PDF], 710 F.3d 651 (6th Cir. 2013), the Sixth Circuit rejected plaintiff’s proposed bright-line rule requiring plan administrators to obtain vocational evidence and an IME...more
In late January, the D.C. Circuit ruled in Noel Canning that President Barack Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments of Members Richard Griffin, Terrence Flynn (who has since resigned), and Sharon Block to the National...more
On April 30, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began rolling out its new electronic I-94 system. By the end of May, paper I-94s will be eliminated for all foreign national travelers, except those entering at land...more
Litigation Value: Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point.
This blog has always focused on bad behavior. We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the...more
Not too long ago, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Meyer came under scrutiny for her less-than-progressive policy banning working remotely. Oh, how things have changed as just recently she and the company have received praise for their new...more
A key policy goal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) is the expansion of health insurance coverage to all Americans. The concepts of “minimum value” and its correlate “actuarial value” speak to the...more
“Likes,” “tweets,” “hashtags,” and “wall posts” are all words that have quickly entered our lexicon through the continuing explosion of growth that is social media....more
Employer Failed to Stop Supervisor's Sexual Demands, Retaliated Against Workers Who Spoke Out, Federal Agency Charged -
SEATTLE - National Food Corporation, a major supplier of eggs to the Pacific Northwestern and...more
Now that the bipartisan Senate Gang of Eight’s bill (S. 744) has been introduced we are monitoring the legislative process very closely. As you know, next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will continue to introduce and...more
A record-high 7,064 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) suits were filed in federal court during the year-long period ending March 31, 2012, according to figures from the Federal Judicial Center. This follows the decade-long...more
As reported in the Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, three contractors were found by the California Labor Commissioner to have “willfully” violated state wage and apprenticeship laws. The contractors were ordered to pay over...more
There were no real surprises at today’s Senate HELP Committee’s hearing on President Obama’s five NLRB member nominees. The Senate Committee members agreed that the nominees were well qualified for the jobs, and thanked them...more
On March 27, 2013, the “right-to-work” bills, SB 116, now known as Public Act 348 of 2012 and HB 4003, now known as Public Act 349 of 2012, became effective. Also called Michigan’s “Freedom-To-Work” laws, the statutes make it...more
Today, in a 102-page decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals dealt the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) a significant blow and gave employers another victory in their attempts to have President Obama’s recess...more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a settlement in its first lawsuit filed alleging that an employer violated the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), the federal law that prohibits...more
In This Issue:
Regulatory Updates -
SEC Allows Limited Use of Social Media for Public Disclosure; Federal Reserve Board Publishes a Final Rule Specifying when Nonbank Firms are “Predominantly Engaged in...more
You have discovered that your employer is not living up to its legal obligation to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Can you report them? Are there penalties they will face? Can you report your company anonymously?...more
Founders Pavilion Violated Federal Law by Asking for Genetic Information From Applicants and Employees, Federal Agency Charges -
NEW YORK - The Founders Pavilion, Inc., a Corning, N.Y., nursing and rehabilitation...more
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