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NLRB rules that “liking” a Facebook comment is protected activity

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • August 27 2014

The National Labor Relation Board ("Board") issued its latest decision on social media issues on August 22, 2014. In Triple Play Sports Bar & Grille

What you need to know about non-compete covenants in India

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • India, USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

A non-compete covenant is a contract, or a clause in a contract, limiting a party from competing with the business or trade of another party. Most

The big impact from nixed recess appointments: Supreme Court’s rejection of President Obama’s NLRB picks could upset hundreds of decisions.

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court last month decided the Noel Canning case, unanimously holding that President Obama's proposed recess appointments of Terrence

Round one Texas loses its suit against the EEOC over its criminal background guidance

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2014

There continues to be growing firestorm of litigation initiated by the EEOC over hiring checks based on criminal backgrounds. In one of the most high

Shanghai courts provide additional relief to employers for breach of non-compete agreements

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • China
  • -
  • August 20 2014

Non-compete agreements are widely used by employers in certain industry sectors in China to protect their trade secrets and confidential information

EEOC signals more widespread use of summary judgment tool to obtain relief and defeat affirmative defenses

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2014

On August 7, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma entered its decision in EEOC v. Midwest Regional Medical Center, LLC

Hold the line: employers on the hook for “reasonable percentage” of personal cell phone expenses if employee uses phone for work

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

In a decision significant for employers with Bring Your Own Device ("BYOD") policies, a California Court of Appeal held in Cochran v. Schwan's Home

Court finds EEOC satisfied “low hurdle” of pre-suit conciliation as employers anxiously await Supreme Court’s future Mach Mining decision

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2014

As we previously blogged about, most recently here, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to grant certiorari in Mach Mining, LLC v. EEOC (No. 13-1019

Employer’s bell rung by ruling on employee cell phone charges

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 15 2014

California Labor Code section 2802 requires employers to indemnify employees for all "necessary expenditures" incurred in carrying out their job

No bones about it: courts within Second Circuit continue to dismiss “bare bones” FLSA complaints

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2014

Last summer, the Second Circuit issued a flurry of decisions clarifying the pleading standard in FLSA cases. In one of those cases, Dejesus v. HF