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New Jersey expands protections for pregnant women

USA - January 29 2014 On January 21, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed Senate Bill S2995, banning pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. The bill amends New…

Derek G. Barella, Susan M. Benton, Shane W. Blackstone, John M. Dickman, Wood W. Lay.

Supreme Court clarifies when changing clothes is not compensable

USA - January 27 2014 In a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court has clarified the meaning of "changing clothes" as it is used in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…

Derek G. Barella, Susan M. Benton, Shane W. Blackstone, John M. Dickman, Wood W. Lay.

Fifth Circuit rejects NLRB ruling, finding class action waivers enforceable

USA - December 5 2013 On December 3, 2013, the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling in the closely watched collective and class action waiver arbitration case, D.R. Horton v…

Derek G. Barella, Susan M. Benton, Shane W. Blackstone, John M. Dickman, Wood W. Lay.

Employee did not violate the Stored Communications Act or Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by permanently deleting information from employer’s computer

USA - October 16 2013 Recently, a Washington court dismissed an employer's claims under the Stored Communications Act (SCA) and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)…

Beth K. Louie.

NLRB General Counsel's Office issues four advice memoranda providing guidance on social media policies

USA - October 3 2013 Recently, the Division of Advice at the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released four advice memoranda…

Beth K. Louie.