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The "Weinstein Effect" and Workers' Comp: When Sexual Harassment or Assault is a Work-Related Injury
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2017

Anyone who is even half-paying attention to the news has been reminded that, despite years of open discussion and training around the issue of

Supreme Court of Canada Bulletin - October 26, 2017
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 26 2017

The husband and wife have been married since 1989 and separated in 2010. They have two children, born in 1993 and 1996 who remain children of the

Another Assault - Another Exclusion
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

2017 is steadily becoming the year of the assault in South Carolina. Founders Insurance Company v. John Hamilton aka Jim Hamilton, individually and

Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 19 2017

It’s a news headline we’ve see too often, including several times in recent weeks: another disgruntled employee or former employee has entered the

UBER Arbitration Pact Tossed
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

The assault on company-employee arbitration pacts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues. On June 13, an NLRB Administrative Law

Name suppression: where privacy rights meet good faith
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • June 14 2017

On first principles, human resources professionals are very good at dealing with privacy issues. The technical legal requirements, however, are not

Can you fire an employee for off-duty misconduct? You betcha!
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • June 9 2017

Every now and then, I am told that it’s unfair for employers to take action against employees who misbehave off duty. “No it isn’t,” I reply. Although

Even Simple Misconduct Must Be Willful and Deliberate to Disqualify Employees from Unemployment Benefits in New Jersey
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2017

In New Jersey, whether and how long an employee discharged for misconduct is ineligible to receive unemployment benefits depends on the level of

Second Circuit Finds That Employee’s Obscene Facebook Post Is Protected Activity, Reminding Employers of the Importance of Uniformly Enforcing Employee Conduct Policies
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 27 2017

In NLRB v. Pier Sixty, LLC, the Second Circuit held that an employee's expletive-laden Facebook post - which hurled vulgar attacks at his manager

OSHA Updates its Enforcement Procedures Directive for Exposure to Workplace Violence
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2017

OSHA has recently updated and published its enforcement procedures for occupational exposure to workplace violence. The procedures