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Resource for Doing Business in the United States – Installment #10 – Antitrust

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Perhaps you have heard about some of the huge fines companies have faced after being charged with antitrust violations, such as Google’s $2.7 billion fine in June 2017, or the $26.7 million Euro judgment against one of...more

Investigators Beware: NLRB Case Reminds Employers Not To Require Confidentiality

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The headlines seem to be filled with stories of workplace harassment. Employers are feeling pressure to respond quickly and appropriately to complaints of harassment. How that is done is important as the investigation can...more

States Ask Congress To Prohibit Arbitration In Sex Harassment Claims

by Fisher Phillips on

A unanimous block of attorneys general from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, not to mention several U.S. territories, sent a letter to Congress on February 12th asking federal lawmakers to prohibit the use of...more

A New Valentine’s Day Conundrum for Employers: Could Emoji Messages Amount to Harassment in the #MeToo Era?

It’s Valentine’s Day yet again, but this year the climate is different for employers. Between the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the near-daily collapse of famous and powerful men (and some women) due to allegations of...more

Antitrust Attacks on “No-Poach” Agreements Between Employers Accelerating

As we reported in an earlier blog post, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued guidance in the waning days of the Obama administration reminding HR professionals and others that the antitrust laws could...more

U.S. Labor Department Sends Notices of Contractor Compliance Audits

On February 1, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs sent letters to 1,000 federal contractors notifying them of their selection for compliance evaluation audits. OFCCP informed employers...more

Tax Filing Fraud

by Bryan Cave on

Tax returns and W-2s are information rich documents. Among other things they contain the name and Social Security Number of an employee, as well as information concerning their salary and address, and personal behavior and...more

Antitrust Division to Criminally Prosecute No-Poaching Agreements

by Bryan Cave on

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has indicated that, in the coming months, it intends to criminally prosecute companies that have entered into naked no-poaching agreements for violation of the...more

DOJ: No-poach Agreements Violate Antitrust Laws, Criminal Penalties Against Companies Are On the Way

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Expect criminal indictments in the near future against companies that have agreed not to recruit or hire each other's employees. That was the strong message from Makan Delrahim, the new Assistant Attorney General for the...more

Employers are Subject to Criminal Antitrust Charges for Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

On January 19, 2018, the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, Makan Delrahim, announced that in the coming months the Department of Justice (DOJ) expects to bring its first criminal antitrust charges involving agreements...more

[Webinar] Directives from the Board Room: Will Your HR Team Fail or Save the Day? - February 21st, 12:00pm CT

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

The board of directors helps develop the strategic vision and management of a business. These corporate governance directives are necessary, but can lead to unintended consequences for HR. Join Eric Fogel and Beverly Alfon...more

Preventing Harassment in the Workplace

With harassment in the workplace being at the top of the hot topics list lately, we thought we would remind everyone of some tips for preventing harassment in the workplace. As Pat Collins recently told NJ Business Magazine,...more

Assistant Attorney General Announces that DOJ Antitrust Division is Building Criminal Cases Against Companies for Anti-Poaching...

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that the DOJ is currently developing criminal cases against companies who form agreements not to hire each...more

Investigating and Responding to Harassment Claims – Part 1: The Complaint

by Bryan Cave on

What if you were the human resources manager or in-house counsel that received a complaint that Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, or any of the other number of recently accused individuals sexually harassed an...more

Diverting Employees’ Payroll Direct Deposits: The Latest Wave of Phishing Scams

Employers beware: Companies are experiencing a wave of phishing scams that target employee paychecks. Here is the scenario: An employee receives from a company email account e-mail that mimics a familiar and trusted company...more

What are Blockchain’s Implications for Employment Law?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Are you ready for blockchain’s impact in employment law? This seems to be the new equivalent to the buzz a decade ago that social media was going to change the world (it kinda did)....more

Key Considerations to Protect Against Insider Threats in Cybersecurity

Most companies have strengthened their cybersecurity defenses against outside hackers, but many often neglect the equal threat posed by those within their network walls — employees who already have privileged access to...more

Cybersecurity for This Tax Season

Nearly a year ago, in February 2017, the IRS issued a warning regarding phishing attacks targeting a broad range of companies. The scam involves a hacker impersonating an employee of a company, usually the CEO, and sending an...more

Tax Reform Impacts Confidentiality in Sexual Harassment Settlements

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act) contains a largely unnoticed provision worth the attention of human resources professionals and legal counsel who draft and implement settlement agreements and releases of...more

AGG Food and Drug Newsletter - January 2018

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP's Food and Drug Newsletter is a monthly update of legal and regulatory issues that affect the FDA-regulated community, including regular updates on legislative initiatives from AGG’s Washington, DC...more

Omnicare Settles Asylum Discrimination Claim with DOJ

Adding another wrinkle to the increasingly contentious debate on immigration, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently settled an asylum discrimination claim that it brought against Omnicare, a CVS Pharmacy subsidiary...more

I-9 Compliance: The Immigration Law Employers Can’t Afford To Overlook

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

It is a common misconception of employers that if they do not sponsor foreign workers, they do not need to be worried about immigration laws. However, there is one notoriously confusing form, created by the Immigration Reform...more

[Event] Nossaman's 2018 Emerging Employment Issues Seminar - February 8th, 9th, 28th, & March 1st - Four California Locations

by Nossaman LLP on

Don't miss this important annual employment law update! Please join us for this complimentary seminar on cutting-edge employment law issues. The 2018 employment landscape is significantly different and this seminar will...more

Warning: Scammers Say, "Show Me Your Employees' W-2s!"

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

As employers prepare to send employees their W-2s for last year by the end of the month, cybercriminals are preparing phishing emails under the guise of company executives requesting personal information on employees. The IRS...more

An Update from AGC’s Winter National Safety Committee Meetings.

by Fisher Phillips on

Folks who follow my writing know that of the many groups to which I speak, the AGC National Safety Committee is my favorite. I love the industry and I value the clients and contacts who have become friends, even Bob Emmerich,...more

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