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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?
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
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
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 United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has held that the President’s recess appointment power is limited to intersession recesses, i.e., those recesses which occur (if they occur at all) between sessions of...more
In Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, 133 S. Ct. 1523 (2013), the Supreme Court of the United States last month ruled that an offer of judgment, which the parties agreed was sufficiently generous to satisfy the sole...more
In a major victory for employers on May 7th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) August 2011 regulation requiring private businesses to post an...more
On May 7, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") that would have required millions of employers -- both union...more
In This Issue:
- Notes from the Chair & Executive Editor
- The Board Plays On: The NLRB Clarifies Its Position on At-Will Disclaimers
- Interns This Summer? Evaluating Your Unpaid Internship Programs...more
On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, a three Judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court unanimously rejected the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule requiring private sector...more
In its recent decision in Genesis Healthcare Corp. v. Symczyk, the U.S. Supreme Court aided employer efforts to "pick off" named plaintiffs in collective actions for unpaid wages brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act...more
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
On May 7, 2013, the D.C. Circuit vacated a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) rule that would require most private sector employers to display a poster informing employees of their rights under the National...more
In a case involving “several questions of first impression,” the US District Court for the Southern District of New York denied summary judgment for all but one of the defendants in a case alleging violations of the...more
The NLRB's controversial requirement that employers post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (as reported in our January and May 2012 FEBs) has been held unconstitutional by the...more
In This Issue:
- Court Rules NLRB's Workplace Union Notices Violated Law
- NLRB Urges Regional Directors to Maintain High Settlement Rate
- EEOC Seeing Rising Number of Age Discrimination Complaints
On May 7, 2013, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the National Labor Relations Board’s poster rule was unenforceable. The NLRB rule required employers to display a poster with information related to employees’...more
The National Labor Relations Board (Board) rule requiring private employers to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act (Act) has been struck down by a federal appeals court....more
In the 2001 case of McKinley v. B.C. Tel, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a contextual approach is required in order to determine whether there is just cause for termination of employment. A recent wrongful dismissal...more
Many would contend that inherent in the freedom of speech is the freedom to decide when not to speak such that the government, as the argument goes, cannot compel one to say or otherwise disseminate certain information....more
I have blogged before [May 16, 2012, November 21, 2012, April 23, 2012, May 15, 2012, September 5, 2012] about the liability that can be imposed on businesses whose union employees participate in a multiemployer pension plan...more
On Friday afternoon, the Fourth Appellate District, Division 3 (Orange County) decided Faulkinbury v. Boyd & Associates (Faulkinbury II). This was a meal period, rest period, and overtime class certification decision in which...more
A federal appeals court has rebuffed the NLRB's attempt to require employers to post in a "conspicuous" place in a workplace a poster that informs employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The NLRB's...more
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