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Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 18 2009

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately

Employer's guide to the new FMLA

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 8 2008

On November 14, 2008, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its final regulations implementing the January 2008 amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”

Anti-poaching agreements under attack

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 20 2012

Healthcare employers need to be mindful of a recent focus by federal antitrust regulators on agreements with competitors limiting solicitation and hiring

Marijuana and the workplace: a potpourri of conflicting laws for employers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 21 2014

20 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use, and for recreational use as well in Washington

Second Circuit rules that the FLSA does not bar enforcement of class action waivers: Sutherland v. Ernst & Young LLP

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 16 2013

On August 9, 2013, the Second Circuit ruled that an employee may be compelled to arbitrate individual claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Recent developments in wage and hour law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 28 2013

October and November were busy months in the world of wage and hour law. In our continuing efforts to keep our clients and friends apprised of recent

Schmidt v. Eagle Waste & Recycling: highlighting the FLSA “combination exemption”

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 14 2010

In recent years employers, have seen an alarming increase in class and collective actions filed by employees claiming they are owed unpaid overtime

Sixth Circuit case guides employers in assessing FMLA intermittent leave eligibility

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 13 2008

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently provided helpful guidance to employers in assessing an employee's eligibility for Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") intermittent leave

Internal investigations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 10 2013

Boards of Directors and management at companies of all sizes face a common problem: they need to make decisions that are best for the company and in order

Involuntarily terminated employees must be paid accrued vacation time, despite company policy to the contrary

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 19 2009

In a recent decision, Electronic Data Sys. Corp. v. Attorney General, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that employers must pay an involuntarily terminated employee any unused vacation time even where the employer has a written policy that states otherwise