Labor/Employment

“Bring Your Own Device” Programs Create a Nest Of Policy Issues

There is a new trend in the workplace: the bring your own device (BYOD) program. An employer permits employees to use their own laptops, tablets,…

Rewriting Employee Handbook Policies on Social Media

Employer policies that address employee behavior and communications, including via social media, are regulated by the National Labor Relations Board, under the National Labor Relations…

What Does Daca Mean for Employers?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative is a temporary solution for undocumented immigrants 15 to 30 years old, as well as for future…

Your Company May Not Own its Social Media Accounts

As employees promote themselves as well as their companies on social networking platforms, some questions inevitably arise. If an employee and the employer share in…

New Protections for 
Transgender Status

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has reversed its own precedent and extended the anti-discrimination protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964…

Reducing Corporate Retiree Health Care Costs

The cost of post-retirement health benefits must be set forth in a company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Depending on the size of…

Coordinated Witness Preparation for Employment Litigation

The defense of a labor and employment case that is headed toward trial is often based on the testimony of a variety of employees, most…

Carrots, Not Sticks, to Fend Off Unions

New federal labor rules concerning unionization alter the current regime by limiting pre-election hearings to determining whether there is a “question concerning representation.” That question…

The NLRA Applies to Non-Union Businesses

Many people equate “labor” with unions, and they assume that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) do not…

Accommodating Religion in the Workplace is a Balancing Act

Religious issues in the workplace often involve conflicting values and claims. Legally, both the federal Civil Rights Act and state anti-discrimination laws come into play.…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!