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Can You Have a One-Person Reduction-in-Force?

February 18, 2014
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It does not make a difference if the layoff includes one employee or 100 employees, provided that those eliminated are not replaced.
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Does Inevitable Disclosure Protect Your Company’s Trade Secrets? It Depends.

February 14, 2014
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The issue boils down to whether your state’s trade-secrets law prohibits threatened misappropriation of trade secrets in addition to actual misappropriation.
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A Proposed Solution for the EEOC’s Position on Retaliation in Severance Agreements

February 13, 2014
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Don’t shred your settlement and severance agreements just yet. Modify your agreements to bolster and clarify the protected-activity carve-out.
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EEOC Claims Retaliation Over Garden-Variety Severance Terms

February 12, 2014
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If the EEOC is successful in this lawsuit, employers will have to reconsider key provisions in their severance and settlement agreements.
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Time-Off Policies: Leave Well Enough Alone or Go PTO?

February 11, 2014
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Moving to a PTO system has many advantages, including: reducing unscheduled absences and making an employer more attractive for recruiting.
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Another One Bites the Dust: NLRB Invalidates Confidentiality Policy

February 11, 2014
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Limiting discussion of trade secrets and other confidential, proprietary information is fine. Wages and other terms and conditions of employment, however, are off limits.
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Proposed Ambush Rules and Proactive Union Avoidance

February 10, 2014
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The importance of having your union avoidance strategy in place before a union comes knocking will be even more important if these new election rules take hold.
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An FMLA Affair

February 10, 2014
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A new bill introduced in Congress in late 2013 would provide workers 12 weeks of paid leave to tend to those personal or family illnesses.
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I Don't “Like” This Protected Concerted Activity

February 6, 2014
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As much as it pains me, speech is speech, whether it’s engaging in an oral conversation, writing a comment to a Facebook post, or clicking 'Like.'
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Deterring the Wage-and-Hour Scofflaw

February 4, 2014
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Education on the FLSA, not stronger wage-and-hour laws, will help prevent wage theft issues.
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