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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Not Prepared for Healthcare Reform? Three things employers need to focus on now.
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
The Apellate Process Explained - Kathi Sandweiss discusses the appeals process and what it can and can't do for your situation.
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
Is there a way to safely use social media in the interview process?
Full text copy of Supreme Court's dismissal of lawsuit challenging federal wiretapping program.
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, a divided Court dismissed a challenge to the FISA Amendments Act, which permits federal...more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires any information regarding employees obtained through a medical inquiry to be kept confidential. Such information must be recorded on separate forms and kept in a confidential...more
The California legislature was particularly busy this past session in enacting new laws that directly affect employers in 2013. The new laws address a wide variety of topics, including social media protections for employees;...more
Employment Bulletin -
We wish all of our clients and friends a happy and prosperous New Year. This annual report from Greenberg Glusker’s Employment Department summarizes the new laws that will affect California...more
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released guidance intended to assist covered entities in understanding what de-identification is, the general process by which de-identified information can be created, and the...more
On November 26th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on the methods that covered entities and business associates can use to de-identify protected health...more
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights released its long-awaited guidance regarding the de-identification of protected health information in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and...more
The phrase “accommodation is a two-way street” appears often in arbitration and human rights decisions that discuss an employer’s duty to accommodate its employees. That accommodation has been characterized this way means...more
With the stroke of several employee-friendly pens, Governor Brown enacted a number of new laws in California that take effect on January 1, 2013. These laws further expand the rights of employees in California, and further...more
There is a lot going on in the world of coalition-led employment law and we set out below a round-up of some of the main upcoming changes of which you need to be aware. ...more
In This Issue:
- Important California Legislative Developments
- NLRB Upholds Facebook Firing, But Strikes Down "Courtesy," Social Media, And Other Workplace Policies
- Policy-Based Gender Bias Class Claims...more
On September 30, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several bills applicable to California employers that were passed by the Legislature during its 2011-2012 regular session. We are providing this brief summary to...more
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a number of employment-related bills that may have a significant impact on employers with employees based in California. The most notable, as well as two widely anticipated bills...more
An employer’s duty to accommodate employees with disabilities to the point of undue hardship is well known and particularly challenging when it comes to accommodating employees with invisible disabilities, such as mental...more
Wellness plans have long held the potential to help employers manage the cost of their health benefits. Employers have been wary about embracing these plans, in large part because of uncertainty about how to structure them...more
Companies continue to access social media sites to monitor employees and assess job applicants. They do so in the face of increasing risks. Federal and state laws and regulations are rapidly changing as social media use by...more
Lorene Schaefer, a mediator, arbitrator and workplace investigator, has reported on the One Mediation blog that by a letter of August 3, 2012 the Buffalo, New York office of the EEOC notified an employer that the employer’s...more
These are the days of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, IM, MMS and SMS. We blog, we tweet, we post, we follow, we like, we comment, we pin, we text—and while doing so, we have blurred the lines between...more
Several bills are pending before the New Jersey legislature that, if enacted, could significantly impact New Jersey employers. This Alert highlights some of the more significant bills.
In a statement for the record, EPIC called on the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law to protect the ability of individuals to control the disclosure of their identity. The hearing on "What Facial...more
Between the rising cost of health care coverage for employees and the significant incentives contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), companies are paying increased attention to corporate...more
EPIC submitted comments to Customs and Border Protection, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, urging the agency to suspend the Automated Targeting System. Although the System was initially created to screen...more
If you are the typical employer, you perform a criminal background check on job applicants, right? Ninety percent of employers do, and it is understandable why criminal background checks are performed: More than 65 million...more
Maryland recently became the first state in the country to ban employers from asking both employees and job applicants for their social media passwords. The bill, which passed both houses of Maryland’s legislature, is...more
In This Issue:
- Peyton Manning Ate Here! Managing Privacy Concerns In A Modern Workplace By Larry Sorohan (New Orleans)
Privacy can be an elusive goal. In today’s world, the Internet allows us an almost unlimited...more
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