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Newsbreak: What You Post on Facebook Can Be Used Against You
As More States Implement Social Media Password Laws, There’s Still Some Blind Spots
Failed Unpaid Intern Class Action Hints at Impact of Comcast v. Behrend
Dewey's Bankruptcy Lawyer: More Large Law Firms Will Fail
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
Kenneth Hatai sued his employer (CalTrans) and his supervisor (Sameer Haddadeen), alleging discrimination based on his Japanese ancestry and the fact that he was not of Arab ancestry like Haddadeen. The case was tried to a...more
Post-Brinker Meal Break Decisions on Class Certification De-Published by California Supreme Court -
We have previously reported on the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brinker Restaurant Corp. v....more
Case Report -
Gore v. WVOIC and Boone County Parks & Recreation Comm’n, (W.Va. 3/28/2013) -
On March 28, 2013, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a decision supporting the ranges of permanent...more
Diane Marie Minish v. Hanuman Fellowship et al. -
Court of Appeal, Sixth District (February 25, 2013) -
The doctrine of judicial estoppel precludes a party from obtaining an advantage by asserting one position, and...more
In the wake of the revisited tests of vessel status by the Supreme Court in Stewart vs. Dutra Construction Company, 543 U.S. 481 (2005) and Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Fla., 133 S.Ct. 735 (2013), it remains to be seen...more
Inguinal hernias are common work-related injuries for men, often caused by increased abdominal pressure during heavy lifting. According to the November/December 2012 AMA Guides Newsletter, men have a 27% lifetime risk of an...more
After a long bench trial which began on August 20, 2012, Judge Richard McMonagle recently issued his decision in an important class-action lawsuit. The suit was brought on behalf of certain employers doing business in Ohio,...more
The Ohio Supreme Court delivered another blow to injured workers who attempt to skirt Ohio's workers' compensation system by pursuing a remedy for their injuries in court. On the heels of another opinion1 narrowly...more
Under Section 905(b) of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (“LHWCA”), a vessel owner owes three duties to longshore employees. In October 2012, the Fifth Circuit granted a summary judgment dismissing serious...more
In Roy Justice v. West Virginia Office Insurance Commission and Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., No. 11-0113 (W.Va. Nov. 14, 2012), the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a significant decision impacting...more
Trata-se de um estudo sobre a atual situação do direito do trabalho no Brasil e suas implicações sobre os resultados financeiros das empresas....more
California Labor Code section 132a, the anti-retaliation provision of the state workers' compensation statute, has commonly been used to support a tort claim for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. Plaintiffs...more
In Dutra v. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 3 Dist., September 26, 2012), a California Court of Appeal considered whether a lawsuit alleging that an employee had been wrongfully terminated due...more
In its August 20, 2012 decision in LeFiell Manufacturing Company v. Superior Court, the California Supreme Court held that an injured employee’s spouse is not allowed to pursue a claim for loss of consortium in the employee’s...more
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that a willful violation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) standards, without other evidence of an employer’s intentional conduct, is insufficient to...more
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia recently decided that a second employer can be considered a “special employer” giving rise to special employment status for workers’ compensation immunity purposes. The specific...more
Today we continue our previews of the new civil review grants from the May term of the Illinois Supreme Court.
In Skokie Castings, Inc. v. Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund, [pdf] the Court will face questions about the...more
We are frequently asked the question: “Can the insurance company take a recorded statement from me before benefits are paid in my work injury claim?” The answer is very simple, of course the insurance company representative...more
In DMS Services, Inc. v. Superior Court, the Plaintiff brought suit in California state court for breach of contract, bad faith and related claims against the third-party administrator, or TPA, responsible for managing its...more
The Sixth Circuit has held that a group of transportation workers have a property right in their entitlement to workers' compensation benefits under Michigan law, and that the denial of their workers' compensation claims may...more
In Lydia Sanchez v. Darrell G. Brooke, et. al., (March 8, 2012, B224835), California's Court of Appeal, Second District, acknowledged and extended the recent California Supreme Court decision in Howell v. Hamilton Meats &...more
In this issue:
Attack On Outside Sales Exemption Could Not Be Litigated As Class Action; Individual Supervisor May Be Liable For Fmla Violation; NLRB New Poster Regulation Upheld In Part; New FMLA Regulations Expand Scope...more
This is the first newsletter published by Frederick Place Chambers. It is intended that this should be a monthly publication, with the aim of keeping clients and fellow professionals up to date with recent developments in...more
A contractor's failure to maintain its workers' compensation coverage can have disastrous consequences. Unless the contractor is exempt from having workers' compensation insurance, its failure to maintain such...more
A class action lawsuit is currently pending in the Court of Common Pleas for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, on behalf of certain employers doing business in Ohio. The case alleges that the Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)...more
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