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Attention Employers: Action Required Before Having Employees or Contractors Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

USA - May 12 2016 Yesterday, President Obama signed the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law, the details of which we reported in a recent Akerman

Reminder To HR Professionals: You Can Be Held Personally Liable For FMLA Violations

USA - May 10 2016 A recent decision offers a not-so-friendly reminder to HR professionals and supervisory employees: you can be individually liable for FMLA violations

Wellness Programs May Need a Check-Up Following Recent EEOC Guidance

USA - May 19 2016 Many employers offer some type of “wellness program” to their employees as a way to improve employee health and reduce healthcare spending. Wellness

Moving Workplace Injury and Safety Reporting Into the Digital Age: Electronic Reporting Requirements For OSHA Data

USA - May 15 2016 On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finalized its 2013 proposed rule aimed at improving tracking of workplace injuries

Truck driver with “current” diagnosis of alcoholism is not qualified under the ADA

USA - February 17 2015 An alcoholic is a person with a disability and is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act if he is qualified to perform the essential

Wellness Programs May Need a Check-Up Following Recent EEOC Guidance

USA - May 19 2016 Many employers offer some type of “wellness program” to their employees as a way to improve employee health and reduce healthcare spending. Wellness

Long-Awaited New Overtime Rule Issued

USA - May 18 2016 Beginning December 1, 2016 employers will have to pay "white collar" workers a salary of $47,476 ($912 a week) and ensure that they meet certain job

Wellness Programs May Need a Check-Up Following Recent EEOC Guidance

USA - May 18 2016 Many employers offer some type of "wellness program" to their employees as a way to improve employee health and reduce healthcare spending. Wellness

Moving Workplace Injury and Safety Reporting Into the Digital Age: Electronic Reporting Requirements For OSHA Data

USA - May 15 2016 On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finalized its 2013 proposed rule aimed at improving tracking of workplace injuries

Attention Employers: Action Required Before Having Employees or Contractors Sign Non-Disclosure Agreements

USA - May 12 2016 Yesterday, President Obama signed the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 into law, the details of which we reported in a recent Akerman