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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 California legislature is busily at work, staying at the forefront with the development of data privacy laws. More than 15 bills related to data privacy concerns are currently making their way through the legislature, and...more
I had the following email exchange earlier this year with a concerned client:
Client (in late January 2013): "Hi Steve, I was wondering if you knew of any cases where employees were prosecuted for not following...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
Employers who use consumer reports as part of their decision-making process in the hiring, promotion or firing of employees should note the attached “A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” issued by the...more
Employers that use third parties to perform background checks on applicants or employees must start using new Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) forms immediately. The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is...more
Employers that use the services of a consumer reporting agency (e.g., a third-party vendor) to conduct background checks on their prospective or current employees must now use an updated “Summary of Rights” form to notify...more
Class action certification under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (“FRCP”) only permit a class action if, among other things, “there are questions of law or fact common to the class.” (FRCP 23)
This means that trial...more
The Disney Company violated the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act when closing the ESPN Zone restaurant and amusement facility in Baltimore by failing to provide terminated workers with full wages and...more
Beginning January 1, 2013, employers must use the revised forms issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in November 2012 to conduct background checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). ...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued another reminder that, effective January 1, 2013, it will assume responsibility for enforcing the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Earlier this year, the CFPB...more
As discussed in an earlier blog post, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — which now has the responsibility of enforcing the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a role previously held by the Federal Trade...more
Salespeople often work on a straight commission, or a compensation plan that includes both base pay and commission. Employers often find it useful or necessary to advance commissions to salespeople after a sale is made, but...more
A requirement to wait 30 days before filing lawsuits for construction-related accessibility claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act has been deleted from the latest version of a bill (SB 1186) winding its way through...more
The CFPB recently announced that it will update the TILA loan originator compensation rule (Rule) in July of 2012. The updated rule may cause some new concerns regarding the implementation of the current Rule or it just may...more
The deadline for compliance with a key requirement of the Massachusetts Data Security Regulation, 201 CMR 17.00 et seq. (the “Regulation”) is less than a month away. The Regulation requires that by March 1,...more
Der neue Entwurf zum Schudrecht ist angenommen von Ulya Selçuk (Rechtsanwaeltin/ Istanbul) veröffentlicht in ODA (Periodical of German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Istanbul)January, February 2011: Das türkische...more
Employees take and misuse company information for a variety of reasons. Some do it because they want to document what they believe to be unlawful conduct. Others do it because they intend to use it in competition with their...more
For those out there that earn a living on commission, bankruptcy poses special problems and risks. In this article I discuss some of the issues that arise when Realtors, car salesmen, and insurance agents file for...more
The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act requires that before filing suit a plaintiff send to a prospective defendant a demand letter. Each letter is different, just as each case is different. I try to not just threaten the...more
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Recente decisão do TRT que autorizou penhora de bem de família (de imóvel de valor expressivo, qual seja, 1,5 milhões de Reais) motivou a elaboração de texto que explica sumariamente...more
On May 5, 2009, President Obama announced his nomination of Inez Moore Tenenbaum to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Robert S. Adler to be a commissioner. He also announced his intent to nominate a fifth...more
Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would make predispute arbitration agreements in employment, consumer, and franchise disputes and disputes arising under civil rights statutes unenforceable. The legislation...more
More than 30 states have adopted laws limiting how Social Security numbers (“SSNs”) can be collected, used, and disclosed. Six of those states have adopted provisions that specifically require organizations to develop...more
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