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Austin, Texas, Adopts a Paid Sick Leave Law Covering All Employers

USA - February 27 2018 On February 16, 2018, Austin, Texas became the latest jurisdiction to adopt a paid sick leave ordinance. The new law applies to all private employers…

Michael C. Griffaton.

Macro-Level Issues to Consider When Microchipping Employees

USA - August 10 2017 For years, pet owners have implanted RFID (radio frequency identification) microchips in their dogs and cats to help track the animals if they get…

Michael C. Griffaton.

Labor and Employment Alert: Texas Supreme Court Rejects a Cause of Action for Compelled Self-Defamation

USA - June 9 2017 A defamation claim generally requires “publication” of a false and defamatory statement of fact to a third party. Publication occurs when the…

Michael C. Griffaton, Monica F. Oathout.

Client Alert: Privacy Issues for Employers: NLRB Aggressively Pursuing Social Media Policies and Terminations

USA - December 8 2016 For most of its existence, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has focused on fairly traditional issues related to unionization and other…

Labor and Employment Alert: EEOC Issues Expansive Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation

USA - September 16 2016 According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), retaliation is now the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination. This explains…

Mark A. Knueve, Michael C. Griffaton.