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Court allows counterclaim against whistleblower for breach of employment agreement

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2014

A federal court in New Jersey has permitted a defendant in a False Claims case to defend itself on the grounds that the whistleblowerex-employees

NLRB pushing for a joint employer liability model for franchisors?

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2014

In a move that has caused great concern in the franchising industry, in pending cases filed by employees against McDonald's franchisees, the National

Fantasy Football's impact on the workplace

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2014

What do 31 million employees have in common? They all participate in at least one (in many cases more than one) Fantasy Football league! For those of

Marijuana use for alleged depression and anxiety can still get you fired in Florida

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 10 2014

There can be no doubt that Americans' views on the legality of marijuana use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has shifted over the past

Fires, rehires and non-competition agreements: termination of employment, no matter how brief, may start the clock to run

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2014

An Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer cannot enforce a two year non-compete agreement against an employee who was fired for just 10

Federal Appeals court says Dodd-Frank does not protect overseas whistleblowers

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

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that the Dodd-Frank Act does not protect whistleblowers outside the United States. In Liu

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

EEOC broadens pregnancy discrimination protections

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 28 2014

On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued an updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related

FMLA & medical certification: when does an employer have a "reason to doubt"?

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 17 2014

Given the financial and administrative costs that FMLA continues to impose upon employers, HR managers are consulting with counsel to determine what