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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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Legal Briefing: Funerals, Religious Accommodations — and Goat Sacrifices?

November 8, 2013
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Employers are required to accommodate an employee’s requests relating to religious beliefs if they have fair notice that the request is religious in nature.
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Legal Briefing: Actions Taken on Arbitration Agreements

November 8, 2013
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In recent decisions, National Labor Relations Board law judges have issued decisions that employers unlawfully interfered with employees’ rights.
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Worker Centers Are Center of Attention

November 8, 2013
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Worker advocacy groups have been increasing in number for the past three decades. While they operate as nonprofits, some critics believe they should be labeled as unions.
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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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