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Contractors pay high penalties for prevailing wage violations
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Prevailing wage is required on most Federal and Ohio construction projects


Court upholds double damages and punitive damages for USERRA violation
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2008

The federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects the employment rights and benefits of military service members on their return from military duty


Court finds costs of hard copy production must be borne by requesting party; rejects magistrate judge’s analysis of cost-shifting under Zubulake; grants leave to seek cost-shifting under Rule 26(c)
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2008

In this case, the differences between electronic production and hard copy production were starkly highlighted, as was the difference between “production” and “copying.”


To pay or not to pay: when must employees be paid for training-related activities?
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2009

The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD), issued several opinion letters earlier this year addressing whether various training-related activities constitute "hours worked" for non-exempt employees that are compensable under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA



Answering questions during an employer’s internal investigation covered by Title VII’s anti-retaliation provision
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • February 6 2009

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any employee who (1) opposes an unlawful employment practice (opposition clause), or (2) has made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing (participation clause


Use of polygraph tests in workplace theft investigations
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2009

When faced with possible theft of company property, employers (and often the employees with access to the missing property) want to use a polygraph test as part of the employer’s investigation


Electronic “exhibitionism” and “voyeurism”: social networking and the growing number of employer-related issues
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2010

In recent years, the lines between so many people's physical and online lives have blurred to a staggering degree


Qualified immunity for employers giving job performance information upon request
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • January 1 2009

Employees request references in a variety of situations


Could this be you? When employees fail to return company property, deducting the costs from final paychecks may seem like a good idea, but is it lawful?
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2013

A client called to say that an employee failed to return a company-owned laptop. The employer wanted to deduct the cost of the laptop from the