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Honesty Is the Best Policy . . . Until It Isn’t - Employer Denied Summary Judgment After Distributing Letter About Former Employee’s Charge of Disability Discrimination

USA - September 7 2017 How much should you tell your employees about a pending charge of discrimination from a former employee? Should you let them know that the EEOC might

Bad NewsGood News: The Courts Don’t Care About Your Secrets

USA - August 18 2017 It used to be fairly simply to share a secret with a federal court in Tennessee by filing a sensitive document “under seal.” It isn’t anymore. The

Texas Construction Alert: Important Reminder about Construction Claims for Builders and Contractors

USA - September 7 2017 In light of the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, we want to remind area builders of the 2011 law that applies to disaster remediation

Fifth Circuit "Denies" Mandamus in Hip Implant MDL

USA - September 12 2017 On August 31st, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied DePuy Orthopaedics' petition for a writ of mandamus instructing the U.S

Relishing the Moment: Tenth Circuit Allows Restaurant to Keep Server Tips and Rejects DOL Regulation

USA - September 5 2017 In a victory for restaurant employers, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Relish Catering can keep customer tips without violating the

Blocked Shot? Employer Runs into Religious Issues with Mandatory Flu Vaccines

USA - September 19 2017 If you require your employees to get a flu shot, what do you do with the ones who refuse on religious grounds? As with so much in employment law, it

SEC Wants the Truth and Nothing but the Truth in Advertising

USA - September 19 2017 Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: that’s the message to registered investment advisors from the Office of Compliance

Legal Implications and Initial Takeaways from the Equifax Data Breach

USA - September 15 2017 On September 7, Equifax, one of three nationwide credit-reporting agencies that compile and evaluate the financial history of consumers, announced

What Exactly Is a Hospital, Anyway? CMS Issues Guidance on “Primarily Engaged” Medicare Certification Requirement

USA - September 15 2017 The rules that govern participation in the Medicare program are notoriously voluminous and complex. Indeed, courts have described them as akin to a

The Demise of DACA - What It Means for Employers

USA - September 14 2017 The Trump administration has announced that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has provided removal