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Alcohol use can you regulate andor discipline an employee for using alcohol outside of work?

USA - November 5 2015 While you might think the answer is pretty straightforward it is NOT. Attorneys often respond by saying, “it depends.” If an employee’s use of

Who knew? Even the boss can be sexually harassed

USA - August 3 2015 Although not prevalent, and seemingly counterintuitive, some federal courts have recently addressed the issue of subordinate sexual harassment of

Your entity signature has legal consequences

Global - August 11 2015 When executing documents, including agreements, checks and letters, the form of the signature has legal consequences. When an individual signs a

State Anti-Indemnity Motor Transportation Statutes Update

USA - December 11 2015 The transportation industry continues to follow in the footsteps of the construction industry with respect to the enactment of legislation

Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Top 10 Affirmative Action Checklist

USA - January 25 2016 Any federal government contractor or subcontractor can testify to how much work really goes into complying with Affirmative Action obligations. Here

Doing Business in Los Angeles Just Got More Expensive for Employers

USA - April 25 2016 On April 4, 2016, the Los Angeles City Council just voted on their support of increasing California's allotment of paid sick days for employees to

The Waiting Begins: Will Your H-1B Case Be Selected in the Lottery This Year?

USA - April 20 2016 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it received significantly more H-1B petitions than allowed under

DOL’s Final Fiduciary Rule - What Does It Mean for your 401(k)?

USA - April 15 2016 Every employer offering a 401(k) plan is faced with the decision about what investment options to make available to participants through their plan

Obesity Alone Does Not Qualify as a Disability Under the ADA says the 8th Circuit

USA - April 13 2016 The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a Nebraska federal court’s decision ruling that to constitute an ADA impairment, obesity, even

Six-Figure Fine Teaches a Lesson in Keeping Your Data Security Promises

USA - April 8 2016 On March 2, 2016, a consent order between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Dwolla, Inc., an online payment platform, packed an