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The Last Word: Four Union Guys Walk Into a Bar ...

April 24, 2014
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I thought of my father and his friends as a new union movement headed into uncharted waters earlier this year.
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Revisiting the Misnamed and Misunderstood Term 'Wage Theft'

April 24, 2014
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Most wage and hour mistakes are honest ones born out of a misunderstanding of the law, not a desire to cheat or steal from employees.
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When an Employee Can’t Return to Work After an FMLA Leave

April 22, 2014
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Just because an employee cannot return to work at the end of FMLA leave does not mean you can always terminate the employee. ADA obligations still exist.
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The Importance of Employee-Invention and IP Agreements

April 17, 2014
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These agreements are usually part of a larger confidentiality agreement, or non-competition agreement, but also can be standalone. The point is to avoid any dispute over who created what.
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Hypothetical Violations Doom Employer Confidentiality Policy

April 15, 2014
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Late last month, the 5th Circuit court of appeals in New Orleans ruled on another employer confidentiality policy, and the results should trouble employers everywhere.
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It's Illegal to Ask Employees to Give Up Overtime Payments

April 14, 2014
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If a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a week, you must pay them overtime. Period. No exceptions.
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Federal Court Sends Strong Signal to EEOC in Dismissal of Credit Check Case

April 10, 2014
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This case is less about whether credit histories disparately impact African Americans than it is about how the EEOC chose to prove its case.
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Has Workplace Drug Testing Gone to Pot With Legalized Marijuana?

April 9, 2014
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Until the courts sort these issues out, prudent employers should tread carefully and consult with their employment counsel before disciplining or firing any employees who are using legally prescribed marijuana away from work.
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Legal Briefing: FMLA for a Vacay Might Be OK

April 9, 2014
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An employee may be eligible for FMLA leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition even when not obtaining medical treatment.
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Legal Briefing: Decision on 'Transitory' Disabilities

April 9, 2014
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An employee may have an ADA-covered disability, even if the impairment is transitory or episodic in nature.
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