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Tragedies on and off the silver screen: How to avoid costly workplace injuries

USA - April 10 2017 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the title of a science fiction horror film that was recently released worldwide. The horror that occurred behind

24-Hour Home Care Workers Must Be Paid For All 24 Hours (Appellate Division, First Department, New York Supreme Court)

USA - April 13 2017 Tuesday, April 11, 2017, the First Department, Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme Court held that 24-hour case home care workers

NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction Over Non-Teaching Employees of a Private Religious University

USA - April 12 2017 In an April 6, 2017, decision, Saint Xavier University, 365 NLRB No. 64 (2017), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB

California Supreme Court Limits Right to Jury Trial on Health Care Whistleblower Claims

USA - April 13 2017 The California Supreme Court recently held that California Health and Safety Code section 1278.5(g), which protects health care

How to Run a Successful CDPAP Without Undue Risks

USA - October 27 2016 Participation in Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Programs (“CDPAPs”) in New York has steadily increased since the NYS

Second Circuit Upholds NLRB Order Finding Derogatory Facebook Post Protected Under the National Labor Relations Act

USA - April 27 2017 On April 21, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in National Labor Relations Board v. Pier Sixty, LLC, enforced an order

California's New Criminal Background Check Regulations to Go Into Effect July 1, 2017

USA - April 26 2017 California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently enacted regulations that impose additional burdens on employers’ use of

"Common Sense Reality": Seventh Circuit Holds That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Title VII

USA - April 25 2017 In a landmark decision overruling decades of precedent, the Seventh Circuit en banc declared that sexual orientation discrimination violates Title VII

Unwritten rules cause uncertainty in sports and at work

USA - April 24 2017 Anyone who follows sports, even on a casual basis, has heard about “unwritten rules.” But the problem with unwritten rules is that sometimes they can

Virginia Supreme Court Refuses to Expand Bowman Doctrine for Wrongful Termination of an At-Will Employee

USA - April 20 2017 In Bowman v. State Bank of Keysville, the Virginia Supreme Court first recognized an exception to the employment at-will doctrine based upon an