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Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 5 May 2016

As Sony Submits Patent Application for Contact Lens Camera, Companies Need to Ensure Their Confidentiality Policies Protect Them from Breaches

This week, it was reported that Sony has submitted a patent application for a camera small enough to fit within a contact lens worn directly on the


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 1 May 2016

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Microphone-Enabled Devices

Many of the devices that we take for granted are microphone-enabled. This applies not only to familiar home technology like televisions, but also


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 2 Jan 2013

New Year employment law predictions for 2013

Per statistics compiled by the United States Occupational Safety and Health administration, homicide is the leading cause of death for women in the


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2011

U.S. Supreme Court to review whether states have immunity to the FMLA's self-care leave provision

On June 27, 2011, the United States Supreme Court granted a state employee's petition to review a ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals denying his FMLA claim.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 31 May 2011

Federal court in Pennsylvania upholds termination of employee on FMLA leave who took a trip to Cancun in violation of company policy

On May 19, 2011, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania held in Pellegrino v. Communication Workers of America that an employer's enforcement of its rule requiring that employees not travel outside the immediate vicinity of their homes (with some limited exceptions, including for medical treatment) during paid leave did not violate the FMLA.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 27 Jan 2011

Employees can sue for retaliation without having engaged in protected activity

On January 24, 2011, a unanimous eight-member panel of the US Supreme Court held that an employee who has not engaged in protected activity is permitted to proceed with a retaliation claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) - where the employee is subjected to retaliation due to protected activity engaged in by another individual and is in the zone of interests protected by Title VII.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2010

Ninth Circuit takes on definition of "successor-in-interest" under FMLA

In an opinion issued on September 27, 2010, the Ninth Circuit tackled the question of when a new employer is a successor-in-interest to a former employer under the FMLA.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2010

Federal health care law provides for breaks for nursing mothers

One of the lesser known provisions of the recently adopted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act protects nursing mothers.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 22 Jan 2010

A recent case holds lessons for employers faced with suspicious FMLA leave requests

In Moran v. Redford Union School District, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan recently held that an employee with a history of absenteeism who requested FMLA leave but took a vacation in Florida was not retaliated against in violation of the FMLA when she was terminated for refusing to sign a last chance agreement.


Fox Rothschild LLP | USA | 31 Dec 2009

Happy new year - time to switch to a rolling twelve-month FMLA period

For employers that permit employees to accrue 12 weeks of FMLA leave on a calendar year basis (or do not specify any other method in their policies), January 1, 2010 will mean a clean slate for any employees who may have exhausted their 12 weeks of FMLA leave in 2009.

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