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OSHA’s PPE UpdateEye and Face Protection
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 26 2016

On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") announced that employers across various industries will be subject to


Companies need specific, well-executed plans to meet growing demands of federal and state agencies
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

While cybersecurity risks have increased, government regulation has traditionally lagged behind. Recently, some government entities have tried to


Joint Employment Concerns Grow for Franchisors
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 8 2016

Recent guidance issued by the Department of Labor ensures that, like 2015, joint employment will remain a hot topic for franchisors in 2016. Last


OSHA’s Stronger Enforcement Options in 2016
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • February 18 2016

In recent years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") has faced perceived criticism that its enforcement options have failed to


United States Department of Labor intensifies focus on independent contractor classifications with new Administrator’s Interpretation
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • August 20 2015

Last month, the United States Department of Labor issued Administrator's Interpretation No. 2015-1, regarding "The Application of the Fair Labor


Generic, all-encompassing employment releases may not actually release all employment-related claims, including FLSA claims
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes federal courts sitting in Texas, recently held that a generic, broad state court settlement release


No “publication” of IBM’s lost employee data, so no cyberinsurance coverage
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • May 19 2015

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that IBM was not entitled to insurance for magnetic tapes that fell off a truck since there was "no evidence that


EEOC v. Freeman: another employer victory in EEOC’s enforcement efforts regarding employer use of background checks
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • March 9 2015

Last summer, we wrote about the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) requirements in conjunction with the EEOC’s effort to sue employers who


LinkedIn allegedly violates federal law by making employment history available
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • October 21 2014

A new class action lawsuit alleges that on LinkedIn "any potential employer can anonymously dig into the employment history of any LinkedIn member


BYOD ruling requires employers to reimburse for work-related calls
  • Gardere
  • USA
  • August 22 2014

How will BYOD other than cell phones be impacted by a California court ruling that "when employees must use their personal cell phones for