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Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP

Can employees trust Human Resources?

USA - August 21 2015 Are Human Resources representatives advocates for employees, or shills for the corporate bigwigs? I suppose you've been following the story about how

4 thoughts on the Ashley Madison hack

USA - August 24 2015 “No” used to be standard advice, but that isn’t practical any more. I do online banking, but that doesn’t mean I want my financial information all

The on-air shootings at WDBJ-TV: when bad things happen to good employees

USA - August 28 2015 What could WDBJ7-TV have done to prevent Wednesday morning's tragic on-air murders? Unfortunately, probably not a thing. I'm a second-guesser, and I

Appeals court agrees with DOL: home health care workers employed by third parties have a right to minimum wage, overtime

USA - August 25 2015 Domestic service workers providing either companionship service or live-in care for elderly, ill or disabled persons and who are employed by a

Seems like this should be an excused absence.

USA - August 14 2015 According to the New York Post, the City of New York fired an employee for missing too much work. Turns out that he had a very good reason for his

The on-air shootings at WDBJ-TV: when bad things happen to good employees

USA - August 28 2015 What could WDBJ7-TV have done to prevent Wednesday morning's tragic on-air murders? Unfortunately, probably not a thing. I'm a second-guesser, and I

NLRB changes joint employment standard, with far-reaching implications for employers

USA - August 28 2015 The National Labor Relations Board issued yesterday its long-awaited ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries and, as expected, changed the standard for

Confidentiality be damned 2 NLRB finds that employers may not categorically require confidentiality in internal investigations

USA - August 26 2015 But, wait! There's more! On June 26, the Board, by a 2-1 panel vote in Banner Health System, decided that an employer cannot categorically instruct

NLRB punts on Northwestern University football players, declining to decide whether they can have a union election

USA - August 26 2015 On August 17, the NLRB dismissed the representation petition filed by the College Athletes Players Association, which sought collective bargaining

NLRB "invites briefs" on joint employer bargaining unit issue

USA - August 26 2015 On July 7, as expected, the Board invited briefs in Miller & Anderson, Inc., a representation case in which the union asks the Board to overturn its