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New guidance regarding employee handbooks part three: how much do employers “own” their logo, copyright and trademark?

USA - April 21 2015 His post is the third in a series providing guidance on federal rules regarding permissible and impermissible employer handbook policies and rules…

New guidance regarding employee handbooks part two: employee conduct rules can prohibit insubordination and harassment but cannot prohibit criticism and debate

USA - April 13 2015 This post is the second in a series providing guidance on federal rules regarding permissible and impermissible employer handbook policies and rules…

New guidance regarding employee handbooks — part one: don’t let your confidentiality provisions “chill” employee communications

USA - April 2 2015 It is a great time for employers to review their employee handbooks. Richard F. Griffin, Jr., General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board…

New Jersey expands protections against pregnancy-based discrimination by employers and other entities

USA - January 16 2014 Update 1/23/14 - On Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Governor Christie signed S2995 into law. LaborSphere's original post on the legislation appears…

The dos and don’ts of implementing a mandatory flu shot vaccine policy

USA - October 28 2013 As another flu season approaches and the lines are forming for annual flu shots, many employers are questioning the legality of requiring their…