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Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2009

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

Supreme Court to decide whether employers are required to provide accommodations to pregnant employees

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2014

On December 3, 2014, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., a case that will determine whether

Recent developments in wage and hour law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

Illinois appellate court holds that employers can impose furlough days on exempt employees - if done right

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2009

In 2001, Tellabs faced a severe econimic downturn and one of the options it selected to stem the crisis was to require all employees to take certain furlough days

Federal appellate court prohibits private settlement of FMLA claims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 25 2007

Settlement agreements and general releases long have been an important tool for employers to protect themselves against disgruntled employees who settle one claim but then look for other avenues to sue their former employer

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer 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

Avoiding liability for workplace courtships - office romances lead employers to test the use of love contracts

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2007

As employees spend more time at work, office romances remain a strong presence in companies throughout the United States

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

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Moonlighting employees: how to avoid the legal risks

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2009

In this unpredictable economic climate, many employees are looking for additional sources of income

Break and meal periods generate unique wage-hour challenges for employers

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

In nearly half of the states, rest breaks, meal periods or both are required by statute