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Newsbreak: What You Post on Facebook Can Be Used Against You
As More States Implement Social Media Password Laws, There’s Still Some Blind Spots
Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
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
It’s summertime, and for many college students, that means internship season. If you land an internship, pay close attention to how the company has structured it – if you’re performing work that an employee would normally do,...more
Kenseth v. Dean Health Plan, Inc., represents a significant departure from the decades of law prior to Cigna v. Amara holding that employees could not recover for misrepresentations by employers over benefit coverage if the...more
Our Quick Quiz Answer discussing day-rate plans led one reader to observe that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act does not always bar employers from paying non-exempt employees a fixed sum that "builds in" some FLSA...more
Last month, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) announced that certain visits by immigrants to local USCIS field offices will result in photographing and fingerprinting under the agency’s new “Customer...more
On May 8, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) published an updated bulletin that spells out the frequency with which employers should check the OIG’s List of Excluded Individuals and Entities and clarifies which...more
This week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a decision that makes it easier to bring lawsuits under the Massachusetts Wage Act. In Depianti v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., the SJC held that a...more
Unless it is necessary to comply with a state or federal law or regulation, effective October 1, 2013, it will be illegal for a Nevada employer to require, request, or even suggest that an employee or a prospective employee...more
HIPAA addresses a wide array of issues relating to medical privacy. It now also addresses if your momma’s ugly and that might be passed on to you. In addition to privacy and security the HIPAA Omnibus regulations also...more
As many American began to feel the heat of President Obama’s gun control legislation, the Mississippi legislature took steps to further expand gun rights in Mississippi. House Bill 2, which goes into effect on July 1, 2013,...more
Two unpaid interns at the movie studio Fox Searchlight Pictures were actually employees owed the minimum wage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal court has ruled. Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc., +2013...more
In Murray v. UBS Securities, LLC, a federal judge in the Southern District of New York recently held that Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections can extend to employees who do not qualify as statutory “whistleblowers.”...more
Last week the Second Circuit issued an opinion reaffirming that the Davis-Bacon Act preempts state law claims by workers to enforce prevailing wage rates as third-party beneficiaries to a contract....more
In this issue:
- What’s Up With Nursing Facility “Mandatory” Corporate Compliance Programs?
- Updated OIG Exclusion Guidance Spells Out Recommended Employee Screening Procedures
- General Assembly Calls...more
Images of American flags and proud men and women in uniform were all around last month, as they are every Memorial Day. It is a good time to reflect on the military service of so many of our fellow citizens....more
A May 10 Wall Street Journal article, “Employers Eye Bare-Bones Health Plans Under New Law” (see the associated video on WSJ Live), highlighted a compliance strategy to minimize employer exposure for assessable payments under...more
The Supreme Court of Canada has released its decision in a much-anticipated case about random alcohol testing in the workplace. In a split decision, a majority of the Court decided that a policy requiring employees in a New...more
Summer has arrived and many employers have already supplemented their operations with student interns, but the question we see crop up repeatedly is, “do I have to pay interns?”...more
By the time you read this blog post, it's like to be outdated. Such is the fast-paced world of professional sports, and the insane coaching carousel we see every year (but particularly this year in the National Basketball...more
In Irving Pulp & Paper, Limited v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, Local 30, a decision released on June 14, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed the limited ability of management to...more
Employers must ensure that their email policies advise employees of the appropriate use of email. ...more
Employers commonly compare and rely on the relative performance of employees in making many employment-related decisions, including promotion and termination decisions. Employee performance is a legitimate, non-discriminatory...more
Among the duties of a retirement plan fiduciary is the duty to monitor the administration of the plan and to assure that policies and procedures are in place to minimize the risk of errors and deficiencies. While monitoring...more
On June 2, 2013, the Connecticut General Assembly gave final approval to Senate Bill 910, titled "An Act Concerning Employee Access to Personnel Files" ("Act"). ...more
The skies are clear, but there is a storm coming for California employers. The California Legislature has a full agenda of employment laws to consider over the summer months that will have a substantial impact on employers. ...more
Even though a company took proactive steps to ensure new employees did not bring or use a former employer’s information to their new job, the company may still be on the hook for the subsequent misconduct of allegedly “rogue”...more
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