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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
There have been several franchising developments since our last update in February.
This edition discusses:
- minimising the risks when marketing through social media
- comments from...more
Are there risks for a franchisor that is involved in a franchisee’s employment practices?
Yes. A franchisor’s involvement in a franchisee’s employment practices could result in the franchisee being considered an...more
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 This Issue:
Introduction; Class Action Practice Developments; Common Issues Trials; Class Actions in Quebec; Securities Class Actions; Competition Class Actions; Product Liability Class Actions; Franchise Class...more
89 Women To Benefit From Settlement With World's Largest Burger King Franchisee -
NEW YORK - Carrols Corporation, the world's largest Burger King franchisee, will pay $2.5 million and take significant remedial steps to...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 number of enforcement actions involving investment adviser firms nearly doubled to 399 in 2011, according to a recent report by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA). In total, actions against...more
Federal and state regulators have made protecting senior investors one of their top priorities. In fact, the North American Securities Administrators Association recently reported that financial abuse of seniors was...more
The SEC first mentioned its “Aberrational Performance Inquiry” initiative back in 2011. Under the initiative, the SEC uses proprietary risk analytics to evaluate hedge fund returns. Performance that appears inconsistent with...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
Legal Byte: Withdrawing from corporate representation? Can you?...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
Small business often finds it difficult to borrow money for operations and growth from commercial banks or other traditional sources of financing. This is especially true in economically distressed communities.
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
In This Issue:
- Barry Kurtz Honored As Trusted Advisor
- Franchisor 101: The Court Delivers A Lesson To Franchisors
- Franchisee 101: Does the Franchisor Have A Duty To Protect and Enchance Its Brand?
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