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Settling a lawsuit with an employee or former employee? Don’t forget the tax consequences

October 31 2013 The IRS recently issued guidance that may be of particular interest to anyone with employees or former employees. In a Legal Advice issued by Field…

Overtime exemptions: what does on a salary basis mean?

September 25 2013 Generally, most employees in the United States must be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime at one and one half…

Title VII doesn't cover sexual orientation...or does it?

September 25 2013 From the time I began practicing employment law many (too many) years ago, and probably for longer than that, we employment types have been quite…

Focus on Trademarks and Antitrust: Judge Favors FTC over 1-800 Contacts in Keyword Advertising Case

November 15 2017 In an Initial Decision released on October 30th, Chief Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell has upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s…

How Social Media is Impacting Corporate Transactions

October 12 2017 With the new millennial technology era, social media has become a very significant tool in the business world. The advancement of social media has…

‘Go Back to Where You Came From’: Employer Liability When Workers Say Xenophobic Things

September 12 2019 President Donald Trump’s recent Tweet suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime…

Background Check Best Practices After 5th Circ. EEOC Ruling

September 10 2019 For the last seven years, employers have cautiously approached consideration of applicants' criminal conviction records due to guidance issued by the…

2019 Developments and Trends in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption Efforts, Part 2 of 3

September 9 2019 Previously, we introduced you to this topic and provided updates about the positive international trends in anti-corruption efforts, bribery, and the…

Tennessee’s Proposed Amendments to Rule 26 Mandate Broad Initial Disclosures

September 4 2019 In contrast to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(a)(1), the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure do not require initial disclosures—but that could be…

The Texas Multiple Personality Privilege: Privileged Communications with an Expert Witness Who is Also Your Client

August 27 2019 Over a decade ago, the Texas Supreme Court held that any document provided to a testifying expert in anticipation of her testimony must be disclosed…