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Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
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Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
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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
Effective 14 March 2013, the Australian Government has introduced several changes to the existing employer sanctions framework in response to what was termed as an ineffective regime with very little enforceability....more
In our August 1, 2012 blog entry titled “Insurance Coverage for Wage and Hour Litigation Claims,” we discussed the recent surge in wage and hour litigation and the potential for insurance coverage related to wage and hour...more
Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), absent a few highly unusual situations, a non-employee union representative can be denied access to an employer’s property at any time. Workplace inspections conducted by OSHA...more
The Sixth Circuit recently rejected a participant’s claim that a benefit estimate should override the specific benefit promised under the terms of the plan. In Stark v. Mars Inc., No. 12-3956, 2013 WL 1908889 (6th Cir. May 9,...more
It seems like have year has its definining Supreme Court class action suit—and this year it is Comcast Corp. v. Behrend. The ruling, which came down just a few weeks ago, makes it considerably more difficult for to certify...more
A recent decision of the United Kingdom’s First Tier (Tax) Tribunal has provided a timely reminder of the importance for employers of notifying their employees of the requirement to promptly reimburse the employer for income...more
Welcome to the first installment of our bi-monthly employment newsletter. Every two weeks we will highlight recent court decisions and upcoming legislation that impact California employers. We hope you will find the content...more
On May 21, 2013, Washington's governor signed SB 5211 into law, making Washington the latest state to prohibit employers from requiring or requesting that prospective and current employees disclose their username and password...more
Your friends may refuse to hang out with you because of your spouse, but in Minnesota, your employer generally cannot....more
Determining whether the Prevailing Wage Act applies to certain components of a public works project often requires a fact-specific analysis. ...more
As employers welcome a new group of eager interns to their offices this summer, employers may be thinking about the recent wave of class action lawsuits alleging that unpaid internships violate minimum wage and overtime laws....more
The Department of Labor announced that Goodwill Industries, best known for their donation centers and retail stores, has agreed to settle allegations of systemic discrimination stemming from Goodwill’s selection practices....more
The battle between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and taxpayers continues over independent contractor treatment. ...more
Suit Charged That Interim Rector Subjected Women to Groping and Sexual Remarks -
NEW YORK - Grace Episcopal Church of Whitestone, Inc., a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, will pay $192,500 to settle a...more
Congressional hearings on the status of the Social Security system and studies on workers’ retirement readiness have sparked interest in lifetime income solutions from defined contribution plans. ...more
Most California employers understand that only certain employees are “exempt” from overtime pay requirements. However, most employers are not fully aware of how their pay practices may inadvertently destroy an employee’s...more
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General ("OIG") released an Updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from the Participation in Federal Health Care...more
Putting a compliance policy into practice is not something that most companies do very well. How do you get buy-in for a new or amended compliance policy? ...more
On May 14, 2013 Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage. +2013 Bill Text MN H.B. 1054....more
Companies with existing compliance programs are starting to focus on the importance of monitoring, auditing and improving their compliance programs....more
Agreement Establishes Ongoing Collaborative Relationship to Combat Discrimination -
JACKSON, Miss. - The Birmingham District of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will sign a Memorandum of...more
May 23 (Bloomberg Law) -- While failed law firms make for notoriously difficult bankrupty cases, Dewey & LeBoeuf's time in bankruptcy court was quicker and easier than other notable law firms. Joe Samet, head of restructuring...more
Following the announcement in Budget 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued a consultation document on May 20, 2013 that focuses on two areas of partnership taxation where HMRC perceive “unintended inconsistencies”...more
In a Law360 article (subscription required) today, Lloyd Chinn, Co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblower & Retaliation Group, commented on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear its first-ever whistleblower case under the...more
New statute aims to promote favorable business climate and may provide broader protection of information under Texas law.
On May 2, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (Texas UTSA) into...more
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