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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


Covered Up: SC District Court Denies Exclusion for Alleged Nightclub Assault and Battery
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • April 17 2017

In a recent United States District Court decision, the court denied the insurer’s motion for summary judgment as to its duty to defend and indemnify


Brutal Physical Assault And Racial Slurs $325,000 Settlement
  • FisherBroyles LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

Physical attack? Racial slurs such as the N-word? Another horrendous case of workplace racial harassment. Many times in the last decade I have