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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…

Christin J. Jones, Randall D. Avram, S. Wesley Butler, Thomas H. Christopher.

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…

Chuck Rice, Craig A. McDougal, James Smith, Randall D. Avram, Russell A. Jones.

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…

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

The Domino's effect: how following the letter of the FCRA could save your business from a litigation chain reaction

USA - January 31 2012 Despite its somewhat misleading title, The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) applies to criminal background checks.

Cindy D. Hanson, Craig E. Bertschi, John P. Jett.

Ninth Circuit upholds “right to control” as primary test of independent contractor or employee status

USA - August 29 2014 On August 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld California's long-standing reliance on the "right to control" test as the…

Linda Usoz, Randall D. Avram, Russell A. Jones, Sara E. Partin.