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NLRB Upholds Workplace Ban on Recording Devices

November 7, 2013
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This case offers hope to employers that there exists a more reasonable analysis of the application of Section 7 rights to workplace policies other than suggested by the Board’s recent actions.


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How to Avoid Turning Your Costume Party Into an HR Nightmare

October 31, 2013
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Here are my top 5 tips to avoid turning your innocent costume party into an HR horror show.
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Indefinite Leaves of Absence May Be Required as a Reasonable Accommodation

October 28, 2013
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Leave laws create many gray areas in every jurisdiction. However, New York City’s leave law creates more gray areas than most.
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Yes, It’s Legal:10 More Things Companies Can Do Without Breaking the Law #yesitslegal

October 28, 2013
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Here's my list. How about you? What would you add to the list? Leave your thoughts in the comments below, or tweet it with the hashtag #yesitslegal.
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The Legal Reason Why You Shouldn’t Force Employees to Turn Over Social Media Passwords

October 24, 2013
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Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp. provides further legal justification for employers to avoid this practice.
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A Hypnotic Tale About Choice of Law and Noncompete Agreements

October 22, 2013
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Choice of law can be outcome determinative in non-compete cases. Because state law governs the enforceability of noncompete agreements, there are 50 different possible sets of rules for your contract.


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Smoking Out the Law on e-Cigarettes in the Workplace

October 18, 2013
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Laws that prohibit smoking in the workplace are a floor, not a ceiling. You are free to ban e-cigarettes in your workplace, and should consider doing so.


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Legal Briefing: FMLA Updated for Same-Sex Marriage Laws

October 16, 2013
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The U.S. Labor Department recently updated its Family and Medical Leave Act policies following the U.S. Supreme Court's DOMA ruling.
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Clothes Encounters of the Supreme Kind

October 14, 2013
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Supreme Court’s latest session to hear key employment law cases, including union activity, the NLRB, statute of limitations on benefits and — dressing at work?
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