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Another One Bites the Dust – Court Strikes Down Non-Solicitation Agreement as Overbroad under New York Law

The latest casualty to post-employment covenants came at the hands of a Connecticut trial court, which struck down a non-solicitation agreement under New York law as reaching beyond the legitimate business interests that deserve…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Title VII Severance Agreement Issue Remains in Legal Limbo: Judge Tosses EEOC’s Suit Against CVS Solely on Procedural Grounds

Last month, we reported that an Illinois district court judge threw out the EEOC’s controversial lawsuit against CVS seeking to invalidate its severance agreements. The judge there did so and promised to follow up with a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Et tu, Brutus? Yet Another New York Court Offers Guidance on the Do’s and Don’ts (Mostly Don’ts) in Post-Employment Restrictive Covenant Agreements

A recent non-compete case out of a New York County court offers employers valuable drafting tips on non-compete and non-solicitation provisions…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 10: What’s an Employer to Do (with Marketplace Notices)?

Under the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules, applicable large employers (those with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees on business days during the preceding calendar year) incur…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Keep Your Hands Off the Customers … and the Cows

A federal district court in Washington has confirmed that an employer’s relationship with the cows that its employees serviced is insufficient to establish a legitimate protectable interest to enforce a non-compete…more
| Agriculture, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 11: Rethinking ACA Compliance Strategies Involving Reference Pricing Models and “MVP” Arrangements

Under the Affordable Care Act’s rules governing employer shared responsibility—which are codified in Internal Revenue Code § 4980H—where an applicable large employer makes an offer of group health plan coverage that is both…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Fail to Pay Wages in D.C. and Get Sued With Some of Your Closest Friends (and Contractors)

If you are a D.C. employer, temporary staffing agency, contractor or subcontractor, you have yet another wage and hour law to contend with: The Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014. Among other things, the law introduces…more
| Labor & Employment Law

New York City Council Continues Push to Ban Credit Checks in Connection with Employment Decisions

The New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Rights recently held a hearing on a bill that would amend the New York City Human Rights Law to prohibit employers from basing an employment decision on the consumer credit history…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Raiders … Not the Football Kind

In a pair of recent decisions, two courts interpreting California’s quirky non-compete law confirm that employee non-recruitment covenants in California are enforceable – but only if those covenants are necessary to prevent…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not – Federal Appeals Court Confirms that Favoritism of a Paramour is Not Gender Discrimination

As one employee recently learned, a supervisor’s favoritism toward another employee because of a romantic relationship does not equate to unlawful discrimination. Additionally, a complaint of said favoritism cannot serve as the…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act—Countdown to Compliance for Employers, Week 12: The Treatment of Unpaid Leaves of Absence Under the Look-back Measurement Method

Final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s employer shared responsibility rules furnish employers with two alternative methods—the monthly measurement method and the look-back measurement method—for identifying…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Affordable Care Act: Focus on Adjunct Faculty

The concepts of “hours of service” and “full time” loom large in the Affordable Care Act’s “employer shared responsibility” mandate (also known as the “employer mandate” or “pay or play mandate” and which we discussed in various…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Who Hurts More? Another Battle in the Non-Compete Wars

A recent decision from a Georgia federal district court concerning post-employment non-compete agreements reached two notable conclusions of which employers should take note..…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Use of Big Data in Recruiting and Screening Could Mean Big Problems for Employers

Recently, Allison Grande of Law360 reported on the warnings representatives from the FTC and EEOC provided to employers about using big data in the workplace at a panel hosted by the FTC. This post briefly explores those…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Consumer Protection

Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 11 of 11 – GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL: the World Cup and Onionhead Capture America’s Attention…Briefly

This summer, the EEOC sued a healthcare company based out of Long Island (pronounced Lawn Guy-land) alleging religious discrimination under Title VII and the New York State Human Rights Law after the owners required employees to…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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