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DSM-5 may result in more ADA trouble for employers

USA - July 17 2013 The American Psychiatric Association ("APA") recently published the fifth version of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

Recent cases highlight how not paying "interns" may prove costly for employers

USA - July 8 2013 As we enter the height of the summer internship season, employers should take note of recent rulings and settlements arising from claims by unpaid…

What does the Supreme Court's DOMA decision mean for employers?

USA - July 1 2013 The United States Supreme Court's landmark ruling in United States v. Windsor struck down section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA")…

New Jersey employers take notice: new pay equality posting and notice requirements

USA - October 1 2012 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law new posting and notice requirements for employers, scheduled to take effect November 21, 2012, relating to pay equality under state and federal law.

NLRB issues social media decision in line with Acting General Counsel reports

USA - September 19 2012 In its first decision addressing the validity of an employer's social media policy, the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") recently invalidated Costco's handbook policy that prohibited employees from electronically posting messages that "damage the Company, defame any individual or damage any person's reputation."