Brian Flock

Employers Face New Challenges From Employee Use of Social Media

Emerging social media technologies like Twitter and Facebook are putting a new spin on familiar employment problems. Increased scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board and unions of employer policies around social media…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Decision Reminds Employers of Need to Promptly and Effectively Address Complaints of Workplace Harassment

In a recent decision, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reminded employers that simply having a policy against workplace harassment is not enough. Employers also need to promptly and effectively address complaints of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Approves of Preemptive Fitness for Duty Exams, In Some Circumstances

In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit approved of preemptive fitness for duty exams, in some circumstances. Such exams, the court held, could be done where the employer demonstrates that the exam is both job-related and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Dept. of Labor Expands FMLA Definition of "Son or Daughter"

The U.S. Department of Labor recently expanded the FMLA's definition of "son or daughter" to allow individuals to take FMLA leave for a child for they are acting as a parent even if there is no legal or biological relationship. …more
| Labor & Employment Law

Monitoring Employee Use of Email and Other Electronic Communications

The Supreme Court's recent decision in Quon v. City of Ontario, offers guidance to employers on crafting enforceable policies for monitoring employee electronic communications…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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