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Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
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Businessweek Reporter: BigLaw Is "Crash Landing"
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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
The Crandall Canyon Utah coal mine operator agreed to pay $949,351 to settle civil penalties MSHA levied following an accident in 2007 that took the lives of . six miners, followed by the deaths of three additional personnel,...more
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a “Questions and Answers” document regarding the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...more
The apparent practice by employers of requesting access to employees’ and applicants’ social media accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, has led the state of Michigan to pass the Internet Privacy Protection Act (PA 478 of...more
On December 28, 2012, Michigan joined California,1 Illinois,2 and Maryland3 in enacting a social media password protection law when Governor Rick Snyder signed the "Internet Privacy Protection Act" (IPPA or the "Act"). In an...more
On December 28, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act. The Act amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA) and expands the jurisdiction of federal courts over cases concerning...more
A director of six Ontario companies has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after those companies systematically ignored orders to pay wages issued by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. The Ontario Employment Standards Act, 2000...more
On Friday, December 28, 2012, Michigan became the fourth state to ban employers from accessing password protected social media accounts....more
On December 13, 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 5523, known as the Internet Privacy Protection Act (IPPA), which if signed by Governor Rick Snyder, will become effective immediately....more
In 2010, the government of Canada amended the Competition Act, making anti-competitive conspiracies between competitors or potential competitors a per se criminal offence, requiring no evidence of an adverse impact on...more
The Ohio Department of Health has proposed new administrative rules scheduled to take effect January 1, 2013 that will significantly impact the obligations of a home health agency (“HHA”) regarding background checks of its...more
The morning news reports flashes a report that your customer was actually a Ponzi scheme and defrauded numerous people. Of course, this is terrible news for the innocent victims, but, you ask yourself, could my bank be...more
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, the New Jersey Assembly Budget Committee approved Bill A-3581, which would significantly increase penalties for employers who improperly withhold wages or other benefits from New Jersey workers....more
Earlier this month, a restaurant company in the Midwest pled guilty to an immigration charge when a federal investigation revealed that one of the company’s restaurant managers was an undocumented worker who provided the...more
The Alberta Court of Appeal has agreed to hear an employer’s appeal of a judgment of the Court of Queen’s Bench which overturned acquittals, by a Provincial Court judge, of two charges under the Alberta Occupational Health...more
The US Senate recently approved the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act (TTSCA) in an effort to eradicate a loophole brought to life in a recent Second Circuit case, US vs. Aleynikov, +676 F.3d 71. The new Act is...more
In a landmark speech to the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2012, President Barack Obama declared that the “fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time” and that “our global...more
On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution by a 55 to 45 percent margin, making Colorado one of the first states in the nation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Prior to...more
On November 6, 2012, Washington state voters passed Initiative 502 (I-502), making it legal under state law for people in Washington to consume marijuana for recreational use. The intent of I-502 is to make the production and...more
Give your company the gift of an immigration audit this year – it may just keep your company off the government’s naughty list. Here are the top 12 immigration mistakes employers made in 2012...more
In three separate decisions issued on August 20, 2012, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, applying the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States, held that key provisions of state immigration laws passed...more
Employers should be aware that the Cloud Computing Act of 2012 was recently introduced in the US Congress as an amendment to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). +2012 Bill Tracking S. 3569. It would aid employers by...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have released a comprehensive Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The 120-page guide includes practical examples of...more
On November 6, 2012, Washington became a national trailblazer when voters approved a state initiative legalizing the recreational use of marijuana (Colorado passed a similar law the same day). As of December 6, 2012, it will...more
Employers may not run criminal background checks until after a conditional offer of employment is made and may only run checks on those working in "sensitive" positions.
Effective November 18, most employers that operate...more
With Nov. 6 drawing closer, the nation waits to see who will win the upcoming presidential election: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Debates, campaign commercials and bitter rants on Facebook all compete for people’s attention...more
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