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More social media angst for retailers
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2014

Courts, state legislatures, and the National Labor Relations Board continue to limit employers' control over social media accounts and postings


Is EEOC bound by statutory limitations period when making pattern-or-practice claims?
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2014

The EEOC continues to aggressively pursue litigation, and when the EEOC files suit, retail employers can expect a costly and protracted legal battle


Fast food strikes the beginning of a new "organizing" era for retailers?
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

As the summer's fast food strikes show, workers are using non-traditional tactics in industries that are not usually considered "union," including


If interns aren't "part of the solution," you may not have to pay them, court says
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

We reported in 2010 about the U.S. Department of Labor guidelines on when "unpaid" interns had to be paid wages. Although employers have a fairly


EEOC and big cases: not yet ready for prime time?
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has taken some serious hits from the courts lately. Although the agency says it plans to plow


U.S. Department of Labor extends spousal FMLA leave to same-sex marriage
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act in United States v. Windsor. Section 3 of the DOMA defined


Be wary of asking Facebook "friends" to spy on your employees
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

Does the federal Stored Communications Act, which generally prohibits unauthorized access to electronic communications, apply to an employer who


Don't try this at home: private FLSA settlements rarely work
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2013

If you're a retailer who thinks you can settle a claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act on your own, think again. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the


Supreme Court OKs state crackdowns on employment of undocumented workers
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Chamber of Commerce of the United States v. Whiting, which upheld an Arizona statute that sanctioned employers for knowingly or intentionally employing unauthorized aliens, means that retailers with multi-state operations will have to conform to a patchwork of laws rather than a single, uniform federal standard


iPhone app lets employees track hours worked, send information directly to DOL
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor issued this summer an app for iPods and iPhones that allows employees to track their hours worked and send the information directly to either the DOL or elsewhere