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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

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

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

Social media policies ALJ disregards guidance from NLRB General Counsel

  • Akerman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 30 2014

If you identify yourself as an associate of the Company and publish any work-related information online, you must use this disclaimer: "The postings

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