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NLRB rules that employers must permit non-business use of email

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 15 2014

The National Labor Relations Board, in a 3-2 decision, has held that employee use of email for activities directed to terms and conditions of

Update: time spent going through security is not indispensable and, therefore, is not compensable

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 9 2014

In an important decision under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Supreme Court has issued a ruling in Busk v. Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. in

Florida's minimum wage increases to $8.05 in 2015

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • December 2 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, employers must be aware of the pending increase in wages for their nonexempt employees. Florida's minimum wage will

Court slaps down EEOC subpoena, refusing to allow agency to expand its investigation

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has broad authority to investigate allegations of employment discrimination. But there are limits to that

Florida's Amendment 2 did not pass what's next?

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 5 2014

On November 4th, voters did not approve an Amendment to Florida's Constitution, which would have allowed the use of marijuana for certain medical

Failure to disclose procedures dooms arbitration agreement

  • Akerman LLP
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  • 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

Reasonable accommodations under the ADA do not require changing a job's essential functions

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2014

Weldon Williams, a pharmacist, suffered from diabetes which limited his ability to stand for extended periods of time. Williams sued his former

E-cigarettes in the workplace

  • Akerman LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2014

Employers should be aware of the new electronic cigarette fad, and the need to address workplace policies accordingly. Electronic cigarettes, also

The cost of security for employers: is time spent going through security compensable?

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2014

The Supreme Court will soon decide whether employers will be required to pay their employees for time spent going through a security clearance at the

Court allows counterclaim against whistleblower for breach of employment agreement

  • Akerman LLP
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  • 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