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Rocking Around The Office Tree

Litigation Value: the cost of a new iPod for your office Secret Santa = considerably less now than in Season 2 (depending on the model); potential liability for Scranton holiday antics over the last nine seasons = an obscene...more

Santa and the FLSA

Delivering presents to the well-behaved children all over the world in a single night is hard work. Sure, Santa Claus makes it look easy with his jolly disposition, magical sleigh and team of nine flying reindeer. But does...more

Holidays In The Workplace: Listen To Bad Santa, And Do Precisely The Opposite

We're already into the seventh day of Chanaukkah, and Christmas is only eight short shopping days away ("I've gotta get that football helmet!"), so it must be time for a post on how employers should handle the holidays in the...more

Witches, Warlocks....and Santa? Religious Accommodations During the Holiday Season

The law firm is in full Halloween swing. There are severed hands in the outbox, styrofoam tombstones hanging by marketing and a fiendish ghoul that cackles guarding a conference room door. While some people might argue that...more

Who’s Responsible for the Misfit Toys? Strategies for Allocating Risk in a Global Economy

In the famous Rankin/Bass holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer runs away from home and, during his ensuing adventures, visits the Island of Misfit Toys. The island is filled with poorly designed and unwanted toys...more

Making a List, Checking It Twice: Are Santa and His Elves Your Employees? (This and other wage-hour issues to consider during the...

In the holiday rush, it's easy to overlook wage-hour issues. This Wrapping Paper discusses common ones to which you should be alerted, including: - Temporary workers and independent contractors - Unpaid interns and...more

Employment lawyer at the movies

Employment lawyer at the movies: What if "Miracle on 34th Street" happened today? One of my favorite Christmas movies is the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, but ever since I became an employment lawyer, I have not...more

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