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The Benefits of a Post-Windsor World

January 5, 2014
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The Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor has made it necessary for employers to re-evaluate their harassment policies.
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Don’t Leave ‘Leave’ to Chance

January 5, 2014
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If the ADA now covers most employees’ medical issues, and the ADA requires an unpaid leave of absence, hasn’t the ADA swallowed the FMLA, at least as employee medical leaves are concerned?
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Legal Briefing: For-Profit Corporation Rights Under the ACA

December 13, 2013
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One company was unable to escape the Affordable Care Act’s mandated coverage for contraception.
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A Festivus for the Rest of Us (at Work)

December 12, 2013
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If there is no religion supporting the request, then no law would prohibit you from banning Festivus at your company. Then again, why would you want to in the first place?
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Legal Briefing: Court Rules on Termination of Employee Who Requested Job-Protected Leave

December 12, 2013
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Employers should be current with changes to applicable labor and employment laws with regard to employee leave requests.
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Rough Sailing for Workers With Maritime Complaints

December 9, 2013
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Commercial shipping vessels are governed by a code of law that has been evolving for centuries.
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Office Party Planning: Celebrate Good Times With Round of Good Party Parameters

December 3, 2013
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One of the most important things to consider when planning the holiday party is how to limit the consumption of alcohol by party-going employees.
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Are Graduate Assistants Employees or Students?

November 21, 2013
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The status of a graduate assistant must be analyzed based on the 'economic realities' of each individual.


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Does Social Media Change the Meaning of 'Solicitation'? (Redux)

November 14, 2013
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Social media is not creating new laws, but is merely creating new applications of existing laws to an evolving communication and technology tool.
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Clothes Make the Man, and the Wage-and-Hour Lawsuit

November 11, 2013
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Look for the Court to craft a rule that any gear, whether typically worn as clothing or not, is compensable 'protective gear' if it’s intended use is for protection for the specific needs of the job in question.
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