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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


New reasons to take a fresh look at your background check practices
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2012

There have been several recent developments that make this an opportune time for employers to re-evaluate their background check practices


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


Understanding stock options - The differences between ISOs and NQSOs
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2014

There are several key differences between incentive stock options (ISOs) and non-qualified stock options (NQSOs) also sometimes referred to as


Physician non-competition agreements again disclaimed in Massachusetts
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2015

The recent Suffolk Superior Court holding in Velazquez M.D. vs. Eye Health Associates, LLC, highlights again the invalidity of non-competition and


“Perfectly clear” successor doctrine clarified
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 19 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently held in S&F Market St. Healthcare LLC v. NLRB that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) misapplied the “perfectly clear” successor doctrine wherein a successor employer is bound by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement only when it is “perfectly clear” that the new employer intends to retain all of its predecessor’s bargaining unit employees without changing the terms and conditions of their employment


Illinois appellate court holds that employers can impose furlough days on exempt employees - if done right
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2009

In 2001, Tellabs faced a severe econimic downturn and one of the options it selected to stem the crisis was to require all employees to take certain furlough days


Second Circuit rules that the FLSA does not bar enforcement of class action waivers: Sutherland v. Ernst & Young LLP
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2013

On August 9, 2013, the Second Circuit ruled that an employee may be compelled to arbitrate individual claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act


Anti-poaching agreements under attack
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2012

Healthcare employers need to be mindful of a recent focus by federal antitrust regulators on agreements with competitors limiting solicitation and hiring


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