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Employee not eligible for FMLA leave still protected by non-discrimination provisions

September 6 2012 Many employers offer leave of absence benefits to employees that supplement leaves of absence provided by the Family and Medical Leave Act. 

Owner and developer implied duties in construction projects

June 10 2013 Increasing construction activity and the general improvement in the real estate market means that more owners and developers will be starting new…

Taking a security interest in a closely held business

November 1 2012 If a loan or extension of credit requires collateral, banks prefer collateral that is readily marketable rather than taking a security interest in a closely-held business. 

OSHA update - "construction" or "maintenance" what OSHA standards apply?

December 10 2012 In most cases, deciding what OSHA standard applies to the work in question is straight forward. 

Is it worthwhile to fight unemployment benefits claims? Another reason to just say no

November 5 2012 Understandably, employers are upset when ex-employees fired for good cause - especially acts of misconduct - file unemployment compensation claims. 

In review: space law, regulation and policy in USA

December 17 2020 A general introduction to the legal, regulatory and policy framework governing the space sector in USA.

In review: space law, regulation and policy in USA

December 10 2019 A general introduction to the legal, regulatory and policy framework governing the space sector in USA.

Public Benefit Corporation Act of Colorado

January 6 2014 During the 2013 legislative session, the Colorado Legislature enacted H.B. 13-1138, the Public Benefit Corporation Act of Colorado ("PBC Act")…

EEOC naughty, but employer gets lump of coal

December 27 2013 A Federal Court of Appeals recently broke ranks with other federal appellate courts, holding that the EEOC's failure to obey its statutory duty to…

Another win for FLSA class action waiver

December 26 2013 In Porreca v. Rose Group, No. 13-1674 (E.D. Penn. Dec. 11, 2013), an employee attempted to bring class claims for violations of the wage and hour…