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Court orders plaintiff in FMLA lawsuit to produce private social media content in discovery

USA - January 23 2019 In many employment cases, the parties engage in a battle over content in the Plaintiff’s private social media accounts. The recent decision from the…

Ohio statutory amendments impacting joint employment claims against franchisors will go into effect on March 20, 2019

USA - January 18 2019 Nationwide, many states are amending their employment laws to address the uncertainty of the joint employment doctrine under federal law, as…

Bureau of consumer financial protection issues revised FCRA summary of rights form

USA - September 24 2018 Section 301 of the federal Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into law on May 24, 2018, amended the…

U.S. Department of Labor issues new opinion letters covering FMLA and FLSA issues

USA - August 30 2018 On Tuesday, August 28, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced the issuance of six new opinion letters covering a…

Sixth Circuit upholds agreement to arbitrate FLSA claims on individual basis

USA - August 17 2018 On Aug. 15, 2018, the Sixth Circuit in Gaffers v. Kelly Services, Inc. held that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not render an arbitration…