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Employee Visa Delays In Store for Employers
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2017

Changes in processing times for H1-B petitions are the latest immigration challenge for employers. Starting April 3, no longer can employers take


Loose Lips Can Constitute Interference with FMLA Leave
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

Disclosure of medical confidential information can result in a Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) interference claim, even when the employer does not


Will The NLRB’s Protection of Unacceptable Conduct Last?
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2017

It’s ironic, isn’t it? While the EEOC could find an employer liable for tolerating racist or sexist remarks by employees, the NLRB has repeatedly


Workplace Violence Policy and Prevention Program Is a Smart Start
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2017

Recent news reports of active shooter situations provide a stark reminder: employers, regardless of size or industry, should have an action plan for


LGBT Rights Up in the Air
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2017

Changes that may impact LGBT rights in the workplace have employers spinning. This week’s news about the Trump administration’s rescission of federal


States may step into void created by demise of DOL’s overtime rule
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2017

Since the Department of Labor announced the new overtime rule last May, we have been closely following its rocky implementation in a series of posts


What’s in a Pronoun? Liability for Employers
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

Political correctness in the workplace has become increasingly complex. Employers who have referred to transitioning employees with the wrong pronoun


Revised Version of the Form I-9 Became Mandatory on January 22, 2017
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2017

As of January 22, 2017, U.S. employers should be using the new Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification, available here. Federal immigration


Stress Claims Stressing Employers Out
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2017

Let’s face it: work can be stressful. So what’s an employer to do when an employee requests a stress-free or less stressful work environment as an


Employer Exposure Increases: Emotional Distress Damages in FLSA Cases
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2017

The number of federal courts allowing plaintiffs to recover emotional distress damages in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) retaliation cases is