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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?
Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's recent decision to ban telecommuting has highlighted the issue of how employers of all sizes respond to technological changes that are redefining the workplace. ...more
Originally published in Westlaw Journal Employment (Volume 27, Issue 15), February 20, 2013.
Consider the following three scenarios:
Scenario one: Terrence worked as a flight attendant for Fly Right Airlines. While...more
On November 15, 2012, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference (SOGIC) of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) held a seminar on “Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity: Managing Personal Privacy and Reputational...more
In This Issue:
- Workplace Confidential? Supreme Court Rules That Employees Have Right To Privacy Over Their Work Computer
- Q & A . . .2
- Progress of Legislation
..Federal . . . 3
Time Magazine ran a story last week on a company called 23andMe that is seeking FDA approval for a panel of genetic tests that will cost consumers only $299. According to 23andMe’s website, all that’s required to complete...more
In This Issue:
- U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Qualify For Outside Sales Exemption - Possible Implications For California Employers
- Taking Time Off Work To...more
In today’s modern world, “speech” is so much more than the spoken or written word. Throughout the course of history, so many different actions have been categorized as speech and protected under what may be our country’s most...more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: Any employer with 15 or more employees that obtain genetic information (including family history) about an employee.
Why should I keep reading – I don’t use genetic...more
In this issue: "Me Too" Sexual Harassment Evidence Admissible; NLRB Focused on Employee Social Media Posts; Employers Required To Post Notices Of Labor Rights By November 14; Employee Not Entitled To Reinstatement Rights...more
In This Issue:
- State Limitations On Arbitration Agreements Are Preempted By Federal Law: AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion, 563 U.S. ___, 2011 WL 1561956 (2011)
- Employee Who Complained Orally About FLSA Violation...more
On May 21, 2008, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") into law. As many know, advances in medical technology have made it possible to perform genetic tests to...more
On November 9, 2010, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued final regulations regarding Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA). Title II of GINA, which became effective on...more
Welcome to 2010 (i.e., "the future"), where you no longer call someone to ask them out on a date -- you text message them using your cell phone, Blackberry, or other mobile device. And, maybe you couldn't quite tell from...more
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) was signed into law on May 21, 2008. The law’s purpose is to ensure that genetic information is not used to discriminate against individuals in matters of...more
On July 7, 2009, in the ongoing saga involving the ability of employees to use their employer's e-mail systems for union-related activities, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a portion of the National Labor Relations...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
*Meal and Rest Break Obligations Still Up In The Air
*California Overtime Law Governs In-State Work By Non-Residents
.."Me, Too" Evidence Inadmissible In Age Discrimination Suit
IN THIS ISSUE:
*NLRB Prohibits Use Of Work Email For Union Organizing
*Union Must Be Allowed To Distribute Handbills In Shopping Mall
*Employer Liable For Retaliation And Failure To Engage In Interactive Process
Twenty-five percent of the people will experience a period of disability by age 55 and the percentage increases with age. The population of older U.S. citizens is one of the fastest growing propositions that are attempting...more
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