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Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2009

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

DOL encourages employees to keep own timesheets - employers must ensure own recordkeeping is more reliable

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2011

On May 10, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced the launch of its first application for smartphones, a timesheet available in English or Spanish, in order “to help employees independently track the hours they work and determine the wages they are owed.”

California Court of Appeal, Third District holds in-house attorney may be liable for malpractice for failing to warn employee about conflict

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2013

The California Court of Appeal, Third District, in Yanez v. Plummer, 2013 WL 5915639, Cal. Ct. App. 3d Dist., No. C070726 (Nov. 5, 2013) recently

Recent developments in wage and hour law

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Sixth Circuit case guides employers in assessing FMLA intermittent leave eligibility

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • 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

Illinois Supreme Court recognizes tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” in case involving employer’s investigation into employee’s non-compete violations

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2012

The Illinois Supreme Court recently joined the majority of other states that recognize the tort of "intrusion upon seclusion

“Perfectly clear” successor doctrine clarified

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently held in S&F Market St. Healthcare LLC v. NLRB that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) misapplied the “perfectly clear” successor doctrine wherein a successor employer is bound by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement only when it is “perfectly clear” that the new employer intends to retain all of its predecessor’s bargaining unit employees without changing the terms and conditions of their employment

Time to review your ADA policy: DSM-5 revisions could mean new requests for accommodation

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 5 2013

The American Psychiatric Association has published the latest revision to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (the "DSM-5"), which could expose

Do you Yahoo on the company's computer? E-mail privacy and the attorney-client privilege

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2007

Many employers have policies that limit use of the company’s e-mail system and Internet access to company business

Illinois appellate court affirms dismissal of claims for unauthorized disclosure of former employees’ personal information

  • Locke Lord LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2011

In this age of widespread access to electronic information and increased risk of identity theft, employers more than ever need to be aware of the potential sources for liability when employee data is mishandled