RSS icon

Top Stories

Miscellaneous Legal Issues

Legal Briefing: Actions Taken on Arbitration Agreements

November 8, 2013
Comments (0)
In recent decisions, National Labor Relations Board law judges have issued decisions that employers unlawfully interfered with employees’ rights.
Read More

Worker Centers Are Center of Attention

November 8, 2013
Comments (0)
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.
Read More

NLRB Upholds Workplace Ban on Recording Devices

November 7, 2013
Comments (0)

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.


Read More

How to Avoid Turning Your Costume Party Into an HR Nightmare

October 31, 2013
Comments (0)
Here are my top 5 tips to avoid turning your innocent costume party into an HR horror show.
Read More

Indefinite Leaves of Absence May Be Required as a Reasonable Accommodation

October 28, 2013
Comments (0)
Leave laws create many gray areas in every jurisdiction. However, New York City’s leave law creates more gray areas than most.
Read More

Yes, It’s Legal:10 More Things Companies Can Do Without Breaking the Law #yesitslegal

October 28, 2013
Comments (0)
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.
Read More

The Legal Reason Why You Shouldn’t Force Employees to Turn Over Social Media Passwords

October 24, 2013
Comments (0)
Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp. provides further legal justification for employers to avoid this practice.
Read More

A Hypnotic Tale About Choice of Law and Noncompete Agreements

October 22, 2013
Comments (0)

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.


Read More

Smoking Out the Law on e-Cigarettes in the Workplace

October 18, 2013
Comments (0)

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.


Read More