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Employees’ online endorsements can result in employer liability

USA - January 6 2010 Employees’ blogs and social-networking websites raise a number of potential legal issues for employers, but recently issued Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") guidelines on product endorsements reveal a largely unforeseen risk: employer liability for false or misleading advertising stemming from employees’ online postings about their employers’ products or services.

Barry M. Benjamin, Louis W. Doherty, Chuck Rice

New Georgia Law Allows Employees to Use Sick Leave for Care of Family Members

USA - May 11 2017 On May 8, 2017, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law a new statute requiring certain employers to allow their employees to use up to five days…

S. Wesley Butler, Thomas H. Christopher, Christin J. Jones, Susan W. Pangborn

California Prohibits Employers from Requiring Out-of-State Litigation and Arbitration

USA - September 27 2016 On September 25, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law a new state statute that, in most instances, prohibits agreements requiring…

Russell A. Jones, Craig A. McDougal, Susan W. Pangborn, Chuck Rice, James Smith

Did your company’s email policy just become invalid?

USA - December 13 2014 The NLRB is carving zones of privacy in the US electronic workplace, and maintenance of your email policy could be an unfair labor practice. In 2007…

John W. Alden, Kathleen Dodd Barton, Charles E. Feuss

NLRB requires employers to bargain with unions prior to imposing discipline

USA - December 26 2012 When an employer has union-represented employees, the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") generally prohibits the employer from implementing changes to…

John W. Alden, Charles E. Feuss, Richard D. Haygood, Corena A. Norris-McCluney, Susan W. Pangborn