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Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
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Social Media At Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't? PODCAST - Inside Law
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
A recent decision of the United Kingdom’s First Tier (Tax) Tribunal has provided a timely reminder of the importance for employers of notifying their employees of the requirement to promptly reimburse the employer for income...more
Companies with existing compliance programs are starting to focus on the importance of monitoring, auditing and improving their compliance programs....more
As anticipated, Senate Bill 1193 went into effect on April 1, 2013, requiring a broad range of businesses in the transportation, hospitality, and health care sectors to post public notices regarding slavery and human...more
Firing an employee in the United States can be a challenge. Group firings—reductions in-force — can be an even bigger challenge. And from the point of view of a multinational headquartered in the United States, overseas...more
A comprehensive new Senate immigration bill includes provisions governing the award of nonimmigrant visas for highly skilled workers (H-1B visas) that are likely to adversely affect outsourcing companies that use a U.S.-based...more
On 1 April 2013, FIDIC issued guidance on how to deal with a contracting party who has failed to comply with a ‘binding’ decision of a Dispute Adjudication Board -
The standard FIDIC form of contract contains a tiered...more
In our last Alert, we assessed the philosophy of the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (“NEC3”) against the FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (“FIDIC Silver”), with a view to...more
On Jan. 18, 2013, the Supreme People’s Court of China promulgated Judicial Interpretation IV on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Hearing Labor Dispute (the “Interpretation”). The Interpretation went into...more
Overseas, dismissing an individual employee gets complex and is heavily regulated. Dismissal mandates under foreign law tend to fall into three broad categories: dismissal procedures, pre-termination notice...more
Every year, we survey Morrison & Foerster’s Global Sourcing Group lawyers around the world to create a snapshot of the current state of the global outsourcing market and to identify emerging trends that are likely to shape...more
The Justice Department and the SEC should be credited with promoting new compliance strategies and best practices. Whatever you may think about the DOJ/SEC FCPA enforcement program, they have pushed businesses to enhance...more
The Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC3) and FIDIC Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (FIDIC Silver) are both popular standard forms of engineering and construction contract, used on a variety of projects...more
Almost every organization expanding overseas needs a vehicle to explore the market before making the business decision to establish a legal entity, yet few legal vehicles are available for this preliminary measure. Most...more
At the root of an uptick in cruise ship mishaps and disasters may be overworked and fatigued crew members, a maritime law firm is claiming. The spread of foreign arbitration clauses in employee contracts that prevent workers...more
U.S. companies with, or that were seeking to acquire, foreign operations often fretted over the possibility that plaintiffs in the foreign jurisdiction would seek to invoke the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"), 28 U.S.C. § 1350,...more
Many years ago, I walked through a client's IT development organization where all the "Onshore" resources from the client's ADM provider sat in a sea of cubicles. I was there to identify the causes of some issues that had...more
Unlike that fabulous song-writing team of Lennon and McCartney, these two guys promised that they would be back and from what we have seen over the past few weeks, they have kept to their collective word. Yes, those two...more
The United Kingdom (“UK”), comprised of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, has a population of over 62 million people, is culturally diverse and remains one of leading financial and service centers of the world....more
In recent months, the UK has seen a growing focus on the protection afforded to whistleblowers. This attention has emerged because of recurring question linking diverse scandals, such as phone hacking and those that have hit...more
On April 17, 2013, Mexico's new Privacy Notice Guidelines will go into effect. The Guidelines impose extensive requirements for furnishing adequate data privacy notices and obtaining consent before personal data is collected...more
Employers concerned about their organizations’ FCPA compliance have a new, free resource available to them. Recently, the DOJ and the SEC published a long-awaited FCPA guidance for employers. The comprehensive guidance...more
It sounds easy on paper. A company announces that it has banned all facilitation payments. It is a worthy goal. It sounds admirable.
The FCPA permits facilitation payments. The UK Bribery Act prohibits facilitation...more
On March 21, 2013, Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled the Conservative government’s new budget entitled Economic Action Plan 2013. As expected, the key themes are job creation, skills development, infrastructure...more
Employers need be aware of a recent interpretation issued by the PRC Supreme Court which clarifies a number of employment issues related to service year, non-competition, amendment to employment contract and employment...more
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