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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?
Bill 14 Amending the Charter of French Language: The Implications for Québec SMEs -
On December 5, 2012, the National Assembly of Québec introduced Bill 14, an Act to amend the Charter of the French language, the...more
The Fourth Circuit issued a bold new arbitration decision last week, sending a putative class of shuttle drivers to arbitration while expanding its application of SCOTUS’ Concepcion decision beyond cases involving federal...more
The 2011 Virginia Supreme Court decision in Home Paramount Pest Control Companies, Inc. v. Shaffer turned Virginia non-competition law upside down. As I discussed more fully in a prior article, Home Paramount established a...more
In most situations, an employer in California can terminate an employee for almost any reason, so long as it is not discriminatory, assuming the employee is at-will.
In Veronese v. Lucasfilm LTD (12/10/2012) a job...more
According to statistics from various sources, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, employment related claims and lawsuits, especially those related to unpaid...more
The US Supreme Court recently vacated a decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, holding that the national policy favoring arbitration found in the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) and supporting case law, a policy which...more
If your company rounds employee work time up or down as part of its record keeping and time tracking procedures for calculating hours and pay, a recent California appellate court provided additional support for the general...more
Fast food workers walked off the job last week across New York City in a surprise effort aimed at increasing their paychecks and the creation of an unusual union.
Employees at Burger King, Domino’s, McDonald’s, KFC,...more
A bill currently winding its way through the California Legislature would limit the ability of an employer to request that an employee provide access to the employee’s personal social media accounts.
AB 1844 “would...more
California legislators have been active passing several employment law bills that impact local businesses in recent months. Here’s a recap of some with brief summaries. Legal counsel should be sought for a complete...more
Not every noncompete agreement is enforceable.California, for one, has a public policy against noncompete agreements, except in limited circumstances, such as the owner of a business agreeing to a noncompete as part of...more
It is crucial that employers comply with state and federal wage and hour laws, including minimum wage laws. Failure to do so runs the risk of wage claims and lawsuits from employees, not to mention investigations and...more
Fourth in a Series of Articles
We began this series of articles by asking tough questions:
Do corporations exist solely to maximize shareholder value and profit? Or do corporations also exist to serve a broader...more
The best defense against a wrongful termination claim is good cause. And a California employer would have difficulty quantifying good cause if performance expectations and measurements are not established in advance, ideally...more
Taylor Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, et al.
California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District (June 27, 2012)
This case raises the question: When an agreement between a Franchisor and Franchisee depicts an...more
Hooters Sues Competitor For Trade Secret Theft by Former Hooters Executive But Conspicuosly Omits Former Employee From Lawsuit
Hooters recently sued a competitor, La Cima Restaurants, alleging widespread...more
On November 2, 2010, Georgia voters approved an amendment to the Constitution of Georgia authorizing new legislation that dramatically changes the State’s restrictive covenant law. As Georgia business owners are well aware,...more
On July 29, the District of Columbia's Office of Tax and Revenue("OTR") announced that it will launch a tax amnesty program that will run from August 2 through September 30, 2010. The amnesty program applies to taxes that...more
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