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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?
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 2013 WL 1222646 (U.S. Mar. 27, 2013) that, in order to obtain class certification, plaintiffs carry the burden of establishing not only that they have proof...more
In Comcast v. Behrend, a class action case involving how much Comcast charged cable TV subscribers, the United States Supreme Court held that as a prerequisite for certification of a class action, a plaintiff must introduce...more
In a very pro-employer/business opinion crafted by Justice Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected class certification for 2 million Comcast subscribers in an antitrust class action in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 516 U.S. ___...more
A client recently came to me with a problem lawyers often hear: the client’s family-owned business needed to hire new employees to keep up with the growth. In particular, the company needed additional sales force and...more
The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent settlement in In the Matter of Oltrin prohibiting use of a geographic non-compete by two companies in the bulk bleach industry is a reminder that the antitrust agencies look closely...more
The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement last week with a mobile app company, its data provider, and their CEO in its first Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) enforcement action involving mobile applications. The...more
We are pleased to present the 22nd edition of the Bernstein Shur Business and Commercial Litigation Newsletter. This month, we examine several cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear in its next term and an...more
Last week, the Department of Justice filed another suit against one of the nation's tech giants for entering into horizontal no-hire agreements. This time the suit is against EBay, and it generally alleges that EBay and...more
In This Issue:
- Exchange Of Employee Wage Information: What Is Permitted Under The Antitrust Laws?
- Minn-Chem Maximizes Sherman Act's Reach
- The FTC Goes Retro to Win Down South
- 7th Circuit Clarifies...more
A key executive, top salesperson, or high-level engineer is joining a fierce competitor after being exposed to your company’s most confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets. The business leaders are very...more
I rely entirely on John Marsh of Hahn Loeser to provide details on one of the year's most important competition cases, American Chemical Society v. Leadscope. For this post, the holding is relevant in that it establishes - at...more
Long time readers of this blog know that you can't designate a case limited to a covenant not to compete to the Business Court. That's the Lifecare case, from 2008, in which Judge Tennille said "every suit based upon a...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is leaving no stone unturned in its scrutiny of physician acquisitions, as indicated by its recent enforcement action regarding the acquisition of a small cardiology group in Reno,...more
Recent developments in the global legal landscape point to the inevitable conclusion that having an effective antitrust compliance program in place is now more important than ever.
In this issue:
- Private Civil Enforcement Actions Increasing: The Ameritox vs. Millennium Lawsuit By L. Pahl Zinn, and Christian G. Ohanian
As healthcare and antitrust enforcement by governmental agencies...more
A presentation on the UK Bribery Act 2010 given to a commercial audience in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 13 March 2012 - event organised by UKTI & the British Embassy....more
The Delaware Court of Chancery dismissed several claims in a contract dispute between an employer and its former employee, holding that those claims were subject to the arbitration clause in an employment agreement between...more
In This Issue:
- Economic Development Incentives: Automotive Industry Expansions/Consolidations - Whether considering an expansion or consolidation of an automotive business, the company should always consider economic...more
Spring into Action
As bonus time looms for many employers, and especially those in the Square Mile, employees start casting around for alternative options in case their variable remuneration doesn't meet their...more
At a hearing yesterday in San Jose, California, a federal district court judge indicated from the bench that antitrust claims alleging an "over-arching conspiracy" to fix and suppress employee compensation through...more
In This Issue:
Focus On Employment and Employee Benefits: Recent Developments in Collective Salary Negotiation in China; Anti-Social Media? Managing Social Media Issues in the UK Workplace; Trimming Employee-Related...more
The end of the collective bargaining agreement between a professional sports league and the players association that represents the athletes triggers a series of dominos: The players go on strike, the league implements a...more
A revenue-sharing agreement among grocery stores, designed to help the stores weather targeted strikes by employees during labor strife, is not shielded from antitrust scrutiny by virtue of the non-statutory labor exemption,...more
On July 12, in California v. Safeway,1 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting en banc, held that a mutual strike assistance agreement among four supermarket chains was subject to challenge under the “rule of reason”...more
In this issue: Do Consumers Have Property Rights in Their Personal Information Collected by Website Operators?; NLRB Gets Worked Up Over Social Media Policies; Linking Liability: One Win, One Loss for Google in Europe;...more
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