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Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately


Employee medical conditions not covered by the ADA
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2007

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA” or “Act”) protects only certain impairments as disabilities those that substantially limit engagement in a “major life activity”


Marijuana and the workplace: a potpourri of conflicting laws for employers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 21 2014

20 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use, and for recreational use as well in Washington


Draft regulations answer key questions on earned sick time in Massachusetts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2015

Since November 4, 2014, when Massachusetts voters approved the state's new earned sick time law, employers have been pondering changes to their sick


Taxation of employment, severance and settlement agreements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2007

Drafting agreements, including employment, severance and settlement agreements, which properly protect the company’s interests and achieve the intended results is just one of the myriad tasks that general counsel must perform expertly


New employer obligations for whistleblower programs in European operations - next stop Germany
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • European Union, Germany, USA
  • September 18 2007

There are more developments in the direction of a pan-European whistleblower model for U.S. companies operating in the E.U


What employers should know about the EEOC’s new EEO-1 form and reporting requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2007

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently implemented a new EEO-1 form, changing the annual reporting requirements for covered employers


Recent developments in wage and hour law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2013

October and November were busy months in the world of wage and hour law. In our continuing efforts to keep our clients and friends apprised of recent


New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2010

By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws


Involuntarily terminated employees must be paid accrued vacation time, despite company policy to the contrary
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2009

In a recent decision, Electronic Data Sys. Corp. v. Attorney General, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that employers must pay an involuntarily terminated employee any unused vacation time even where the employer has a written policy that states otherwise