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Employers Beware: It's Once Again Time To Review Your Arbitration Agreements
We have been discussing arbitration agreements in the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) context lately, particularly with respect to class action waivers.
United States
11 Sep 2019
Massachusetts Attorney General Cracks Down On Child Labor Law Violations
Businesses may employ minors in Massachusetts, but complying with Massachusetts child labor law involves more than just ensuring your workers are 14 or older.
United States
28 Aug 2019
Does Inconsistency Always Kill The Cat?
Spoiler alert - this article doesn't have anything to do with cats. But it is about something you hear all the time from employment attorneys.
United States
8 Aug 2019
There's No Place Like Home – But Is That A Reasonable Accommodation?
A pending federal appeals court case is the latest to highlight the challenges employers face when considering accommodation requests from an employee with a medical condition
United States
24 Jul 2019
Employer's Failure To Respond Waives Written Arbitration Agreement
Employers with mandatory arbitration agreements should be careful to re-affirm their commitment to such arbitration agreements in light of a recent state court decision in Texas, Adock v. Five Star Rentals/Sales, Inc., No. 04-17-00531-CV.
United States
30 May 2019
Employer Still Wins – Even Though Job Eliminated And Work From Home Request Is Denied
Dealing with leave issues is a familiar situation to human resources and employment law professionals ...
United States
13 Mar 2019
"Stand-Alone" REALLY Does Mean Stand-Alone - Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Interprets The FCRA
On January 29, 2019, the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (covering a number of states and territories bordering the Pacific Ocean)
United States
26 Feb 2019
Class Action Waivers: Silence May NOT Be Golden
Since when does silence in a contract speak louder than words
United States
11 Feb 2019
Supreme Court Gives Teeth To Delegation Clauses In Arbitration Provisions
The Henry Schein case, issued on January 8, 2019, clarifies some of this madness and gives teeth to delegation clauses.
United States
31 Jan 2019
More Employers Were "ICED" In Fiscal Year 2018
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) recently released statistics on its worksite enforcement activities for the federal fiscal year ending on September 30, 2018.
United States
20 Dec 2018
Refusing To Hire Medical Marijuana User Puts Employer In Jeopardy
The following is a wake-up call to all employers, especially those in the health care industry, that have adopted "zero tolerance policies."
United States
28 Sep 2018
Employee Need Not Give Severance Back Before Moving Forward
Severance An employee signs a separation agreement and receives severance pay. The employee then has second thoughts, alleges she was coerced into signing the agreement, and wants to pursue...
United States
2 Sep 2018
California Supreme Court Says Employers Must Pay For Several Minutes Of Off-The-Clock Work
Last Thursday, July 26, the California Supreme Court issued an opinion concluding that coffee retailer Starbucks must pay its employees for off-the-clock duties ...
United States
9 Aug 2018
"Smoking Guns" And Unofficial Rules: A Reminder For Employers
If you work in human resources, or are an executive or employment lawyer, at some point you probably have thought, heard or said words to the effect of "Juries are very unpredictable...
United States
23 May 2018
EEOC Scores Victory In Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit
In recent years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has increasingly focused its enforcement initiatives on prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace.
United States
29 Nov 2017
A Review Of Recent Whistleblower Developments 2017
Whistleblower Developments is a periodic report covering significant cases, decisions, proposals, and legislation related to whistleblower statutes and how they may impact your business.
United States
23 Oct 2017
Arbitrator Awards $40 Million In Gender And Sexual Orientation Case
Employers face several trade-offs when considering the implementation of mandatory arbitration policies.
United States
2 Oct 2017
Trump Department Of Justice Reverses Course On Class Action Waivers
On June 16, 2017, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) changed its position with respect to the enforceability of class action waivers in the labor and employment context.
United States
26 Jul 2017
Non-Competes Can Cost You More Than A Job
Normally in this space we write about case developments after the case is decided.
United States
15 Jun 2017
How Weak Are Employee "Nondisclosure Agreements"? The Answer May Make You Gag
We live in a world of "leaking" and threats of dire consequences for the leakers. Does an employer have the legal means to prevent disclosure of information acquired during employment?
United States
5 Jun 2017
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