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Failure to disclose procedures dooms arbitration agreement

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 23 2014

As a general rule, courts will uphold agreements that require employees to arbitrate their employment disputes. But an employer seeking to compel

NLRB protects Facebook "Like" and signals standard for analyzing social media posts

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") by discharging two employees for participating in a Facebook posting by a former

Persuading employee to work rather than taking unpaid leave may result in FMLA violation

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2014

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") requires employers to provide eligible employees with up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave to care for a

Confederate flag can contribute to hostile work environment, says Eleventh Circuit

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 27 2014

Exposure to the Confederate flag in the workplace can support an employee's claim of racial discrimination, according to a recent decision of the

Who is a whistleblower under Dodd-Frank? Courts disagree.

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2014

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act protects employees who blow the whistle on possible securities law violations. But the

Court grants deference to Secretary of Labor's interpretation of OSHA regulation

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2014

When the Secretary of the Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission offer competing but reasonable interpretations

Do employers have to offer telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation?

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2014

Regular attendance is an essential function of most jobs. Thus, employers generally do not have to accommodate employees whose disability prevents

Florida Civil Rights Act prohibits pregnancy discrimination

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 21 2014

The Florida Civil Rights Act prohibits pregnancy discrimination in employment, according to an April 17th decision by the Florida Supreme Court

Can employers regulate employees' off-duty conduct?

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • March 27 2014

Employees' off-duty conduct is their own business - until it affects your business. But where should the line be drawn? When should an employer

New York court rules that Florida's non-compete law is "truly obnoxious"

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 13 2014

A New York appellate court has ruled that Florida law on non-compete agreements is "truly obnoxious" to New York public policy and cannot be applied