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Hidden Hiring Landmine: Fair Credit Reporting Act Obligations
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 5 2017

Every year, an increasing number of states and localities clamp down on an employer’s ability to ask about applicants’ criminal histories (our update


Independent contractors for global organizations
  • Fisher Phillips
  • Global, USA
  • July 14 2014

As the global market grows seemingly smaller, more and more companies are expanding their reach around the world. Some companies send U.S. employees


Ten non-compete issues to consider when buying a business
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • July 16 2012

Every day businesses across the country merge and consolidate their operations


Three things to do: end-of-the-year labor and employment checklist for 2015
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 1 2015

What better way to prepare for the new year than to review the biggest developments in the world of labor and employment law that took place over the


FCRA class actions
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 1 2015

The slowly rising waves of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) class-action litigation are beginning to crash against employers. And if you thought that


Can I protect my trade secrets via social media policy?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 20 2012

Everybody in the modern workforce is involved in social media in one way or another


Using conviction records as a screening tool
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 1 2012

The retail industry is beset by shrink both from internal and external sources


Implementing a trade secrets protection program
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 16 2010

In the business world, protection of trade secrets can make the difference between success and failure, or profit and loss


State Supreme Court clarifies the definition of "employ"
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 21 2010

Recently the California Supreme Court held that third-party merchants were not "employers" as defined by the Industrial Welfare Commission, in part because they did not control the conditions of employment for the subject agricultural employees (strawberry pickers), i.e., did not hire them, fire them, or even have a right to tell them what to do or direct their work


The party's over
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • November 2 2010

Many dealerships treat their dealer trade drivers (DX drivers, auction drivers, hikers, etc.) as "contract labor" or "independent contractors," paying them a lump sum for their services and withholding no taxes