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Paula Deen ruling also reminds us: Title VII protects employees who are discriminated against for their association with people of other races outside of the workplace
  • Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2013

On Tuesday, we examined the dismissal by a Georgia federal court of Lisa T. Jackson's race-based discrimination claim against Paula Deen and others


Physician compensation: 10 key legal considerations
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2013

As the trend of hospital employment of physicians continues, federal and state governments have increased their focus on physician compensation and


Second Circuit holds that participation in FLSA collective actions can be waived in favor of individual arbitration
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • August 21 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently took a significant step toward bringing uniformity to the law of class and collective


Sixth Circuit counts paid volunteers as employees under the FMLA
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2013

A divided Sixth Circuit recently came to a surprising decision regarding the definition of "employee" under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and


New Hampshire court voids non-compete clause in independent contractor agreement
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 21 2013

A recent New Hampshire decision serves as a reminder that courts may treat non-compete provisions differently in the context of independent


OSHRC seeks input on development of new ADR program
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • August 21 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) is inviting public comment on a proposal to create an alternative dispute resolution


Background check policies exposing employers to legal liability
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2013

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to challenge employers' seemingly legitimate reliance on background checks as part of


The NLRB, social media and the non-union workplace: employees improperly fire for Facebook postings
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2013

In Design Technology Group LLC dba Bettie Page Clothing, 359 NLRB No. 96 (41913), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continued its


Sexual harassment suit interrelated with earlier disparate treatment proceeding before division of civil rights
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2013

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has held that a claimant's administrative complaint to the New Jersey Division of


EEOC to hear views on treatment of employer wellness programs under federal law
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

Many employers offer a wide range of programs to promote health and prevent disease. For example, some employers may choose to provide or subsidize