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Parents and subsidiaries: not necessarily joint employers

USA - July 26 2012 The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently issued an important decision relating to joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in the context of a holding company providing shared services to its subsidiaries

The perils of internet research by jurors

USA - April 26 2012 Many people turn to the internet any time their interest in a topic is piqued or they are faced with a question they want answered

Caution: discussions between counsel and client during a deposition may not be privileged

USA - February 15 2011 The morning session of the deposition could not have gone better

Third Circuit: difficulty commuting to work may require accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act

USA - April 30 2010 This month, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals considered whether the ADA obligates an employer to accommodate an employee's disability when it affects the employee's ability to get to work

U.S. Supreme Court rules on “cat’s paw” theory of liability

USA - April 6 2011 The United States Supreme Court, in Staub v. Proctor Hospital, 562 U.S. ___ (2011), ruled that an employer can be liable under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA), for the anti-military animus of a supervisor who did not make the ultimate adverse employment decision (known as a “Cat’s Paw” case

Battle lines drawn over labeling of GMO foods and “all natural” claims

USA - February 4 2014 Whether to require labeling of geneti- cally modified organisms (GMOs) is a hot issue in the ongoing debate about the risks and benefits of food

New pregnancy accommodation law enacted in New Jersey

USA - January 28 2014 On January 21, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law, effective immediately, a bill that amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

Legislature approves bill extending water quality management planning rules

USA - January 14 2014 Both the Assembly and the Senate passed a bill today which would avoid the withdrawal of many wastewater and sewer service areas (SSAs). Under this

Legislature sends bill extending remedial investigation deadline to governor

USA - January 14 2014 The Assembly and the Senate passed a bill today extending the deadline for remedial investigation of contaminated sites to May 7, 2016 before the New

Notices for the new year and good news for employers: update on wage and hour class actions

USA - December 19 2013 With the holiday season upon us, employers should be careful not to lose sight of important notice, posting and distribution