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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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When Coyote Posts Get Ugly

October 13, 2013
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Why social media posts about current and former employees from saloon franchise Coyote Ugly's management opened the door to lawsuits.
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High Sovereignty Stakes in Card Dealer Case

October 13, 2013
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Court to hear arguments on whether an American Indian casino can prevent blackjack dealers from organizing.
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How the Government Shutdown Affects Labor and Employment Law

October 1, 2013
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If you have active matters with any federal agencies, expect for them to be on hold. Please remember that while the EEOC and other agencies might be temporarily out of business, the laws that they enforce are not.


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What Kanye West Can Teach You About Employee Relations

September 30, 2013
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Social media has the ability to turn a forgotten event into a viral nightmare. Certainly there are instances when you will have no choice but to fire someone for something posted online.
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