RSS icon

Top Stories

Miscellaneous Legal Issues

Legal Briefing: 100 Percent Wrong?

May 8, 2014
Comments (0)
Policies that require employees to return to work only if they are 100 percent healed may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Read More

Legal Briefing: One Doctor's Note Will Do

May 8, 2014
Comments (0)
Employers cannot request recertification of approved FMLA leave of absence each time the employee requests such an absence.
Read More

The Importance of Employee-Invention and IP Agreements

April 17, 2014
Comments (0)
These agreements are usually part of a larger confidentiality agreement, or non-competition agreement, but also can be standalone. The point is to avoid any dispute over who created what.
Read More

Has Workplace Drug Testing Gone to Pot With Legalized Marijuana?

April 9, 2014
Comments (0)
Until the courts sort these issues out, prudent employers should tread carefully and consult with their employment counsel before disciplining or firing any employees who are using legally prescribed marijuana away from work.
Read More

Legal Briefing: FMLA for a Vacay Might Be OK

April 9, 2014
Comments (0)
An employee may be eligible for FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition even when not obtaining medical treatment.
Read More

Legal Briefing: Decision on 'Transitory' Disabilities

April 9, 2014
Comments (0)
An employee may have an ADA-covered disability, even if the impairment is transitory or episodic in nature.
Read More

The EEOC Gets Extreme With CVS Lawsuit

April 8, 2014
Comments (0)
What does one make of a recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC against CVS, claiming that a severance agreement it provided to three employees unlawfully restricted their rights?
Read More

General Motors: Too Late for a Culture Shift?

April 7, 2014
Comments (0)

GM President Mary Barra expressed regret over the Cobalt’s safety issues; she stated that GM is now moving from a culture of cost containment to a culture of safety. 


Read More

Workplace Gossip and the NLRB

April 7, 2014
Comments (0)
It’s okay to 'gossip' in the workplace, as long it’s not 'negative,' said the NLRB.
Read More

Union, Maybe

April 6, 2014
Comments (0)
The future of labor-management relations is as complicated as ever.
Read More