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New Jersey Seeks to Become Center Of International Arbitration

New Jersey has taken the first step toward becoming a global center of international arbitration by enacting the International Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation Act (the “Act”) on February 6, 2017. The Act provides the…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Sorry, J-Lo and CeeLo: Real world requires carefully crafted employment dress codes

The Grammys aired on Sunday, February 12, 2017. Every year, audiences tune in to the glamorous awards show to watch the presentation of such celebrated accolades as “Song of the Year” and to take in the live performances of…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Twins for Clooneys! How to manage pregnant employees who aren’t gazillionaire celebs

A-list celebrity George Clooney, long considered Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, surprised the world when he married international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin back in 2014 after decades of assuring journalists,…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Upholds Suspension of Executive Order's Travel and Refugee Ban

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the district court’s decision to enjoin the federal government from enforcing key portions of President Trump’s Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Puerto Rico Issues Comprehensive Labor Law Reform

On January 26, 2017, Puerto Rico’s Governor, Ricardo Roselló, signed into law the Labor Transformation and Flexibility Act (the “Act”). The Act represents the first significant and comprehensive labor law reform to occur in…more
| Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Developing a PIP that will make employees comeback heroes—Tom Brady style

As an HR professionals, we are often called upon to assist managers in addressing concerns with employees who appear to be falling behind company expectations. How can we encourage employee “comebacks” and assist supervisors by…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

[Webinar] Religious Accommodation: Balancing Religion and Work Conflict - February 16th, 12:00pm Eastern

Please join Robbin Hutton for a presentation discussing the statutory and regulatory framework (as well as significant court cases) governing religious discrimination and accommodation in the workplace. The program will also…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

UPDATE: Executive Order's Travel and Refugee Ban Temporarily Suspended

On Friday, February 3, 2017, a Federal District Court judge issued a nationwide suspension of President Trump’s Executive Order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.” For more information…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law

Participating in New York's CDPAP Is Necessary to Maintain Your Caseload

Radio, newspaper, and subway ads are driving Medicaid home care clients and home care workers to abandon traditional home care agency programs for the greater flexibility and freedom of choice of New York’s Consumer Directed…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit: FCRA Background Check Disclosure Cannot Include Liability Waiver

In a case of first impression, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a background check disclosure that included a liability waiver violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Ninth Circuit is the first…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Non-Compete News – Georgia Court Interprets Georgia's Blue Penciling Statute

It’s time to bring back FordHarrison’s Non-Compete News! And what better way to kick off 2017 than with Lifebrite Labs, LLC v. Cooksey (N.D. Ga. December 2016), Georgia’s first-ever published decision interpreting how a Georgia…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

President Trump Signs Executive Order Calling for Travel Ban, Increased Foreign National Vetting Procedures and Visa Processing Changes

President Trump’s Executive Order (“Order”) of January 27, 2017, “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” could have a significant impact on the American immigration system. Employers should…more
| Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Philadelphia to Prohibit Asking Job Applicants About Their Prior Wage History

The City of Philadelphia amended its Fair Practices Ordinance (Ordinance) on January 23, 2017, to prohibit employers from inquiring about an applicant’s wage history during the hiring process. The law is the first of its kind…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Sherlock: The Final Problem for Employers

The series 4 finale of Sherlock cleverly illustrates the dangers of allowing the inmates to run the asylum. The show regularly covers behaviors that would alarm any employer, such as Sherlock abusing drugs, firing guns indoors…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

President Trump Signs Executive Order on Affordable Care Act

On Friday January 20, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order titled “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal.” The Order directs the Secretary of Health and Human…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law
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