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Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
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Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
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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
You know that many ERISA governed plans provide basic life insurance benefits.
But what happens when the plan offers employees the choice to purchase supplemental life insurance? If the employee pays the entire premium...more
There are occasions when an employer desires to contractually tie an employee to it for an extended period of time. These situations typically involve unique individuals who have special talents that cannot be easily...more
After presenting a background of garden leave provisions and the current status of California law, we are discussing challenges to garden leave clauses in part 3 of our four-part series....more
Lawyers and clients alike often believe that it is easier to enforce a non-solicitation agreement than a non-competition agreement. Sometimes, that's true. However, that does not mean that companies can enforce a...more
Affected financial institutions and investment firms will need to overhaul the way they remunerate many of their highest-paid staff....more
As we have previously posted in Choice of Law in a Contract Can Be Critical, Ensuring Your Dispute Is Resolved in the Forum You Want Is Not Always Easy, and Selection of Forum Other Than Massachusetts May Not Avoid Wage Act...more
In response to the Nuttall Review of Employee Ownership, the Government has introduced the Companies Act 2006 (Amendment of Part 18) Regulations 2013 (the Regulations) which entered into force on 30...more
For years, Oklahoma employers have required employees to sign agreements stating they will not solicit the company’s employees if they go to work for another employer. In April, Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation confirming...more
As a reminder, by July 1, 2013, compensation committee charters must comply with the new New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market (Nasdaq) listing requirements that were approved by the Securities and Exchange...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
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
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
Companies with existing compliance programs are starting to focus on the importance of monitoring, auditing and improving their compliance programs....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
On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued an updated Special Advisory Bulletin on the Effect of Exclusion from Participation in Federal Health Care Programs...more
The consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) in New Jersey are quite severe for every convicted offender. Commercial drivers such as bus and truck drivers face additional penalties including...more
This edition of the Burns & Levinson Business Aviation Report covers new developments in the following areas of business aviation:
• Rentals from leasing aircraft may be subject to the new 3.8 percent tax on net...more
A signed release provides peace of mind that all disputes are resolved and there will be no further claims, complaints, or legal action. Or does it? Two recent Ontario cases remind us that a signature alone is not a...more
Last month, the New Jersey Legislature introduced a bill that could drastically limit the enforceability of non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements that New Jersey employers routinely enter into with...more
In 2008, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors (“County”) acted to cap the county’s contributions for health care benefits for retired employees at $500 per month. The Sonoma County Association of Retired Employees...more
The “just cause” standard has long been a cornerstone of traditional labor law (under many collective bargaining agreements, employees generally cannot be discharged except with “just cause”). However, the standard also has...more
On May 20, 2013, the United States Supreme Court granted a petition for a writ of certiorari to review the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit’s decision holding that SOX’s whistleblower protection does not...more
In 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) set the business community atwitter when an administrative law judge in American Red Cross decided that an at-will disclaimer in an employee handbook violated the National...more
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