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Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

July 17th, 2014
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Employment Law – pregnancy guidance seems to require light duty for all, DOL proposed 408 (b) (2) guide and more.

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Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

June 26th, 2014
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Employment Law – EEOC background check guidance under fire, developments in Tennessee, Alabama, and federal employment law and more.

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Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

June 12th, 2014
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Employment Law – New Tennessee law limits scope of employment discrimination, Connecticut legislature makes changes to Connecticut paid sick leave law and more.

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Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

June 5th, 2014
in Employment & Benefits, Legal Conferences |

Employment Law - JPML Crafts Centralized Status For 5 Michaels OT Suits, Employee Benefit Plan is Governmental Plan, Even Though Employees are Not, says District Court in 11th Circuit and more. 

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Conflicts Bring Liability to Retirement Plan Fiduciaries: The Ethics of Serving Two Masters

May 30th, 2014
in Employment & Benefits, Expert Guest Blog Entries |

Expert Guest Entry by Heath Miller and Al Otto

Decisions and transactions in the investment world are often based on information from a trusted relationship. As a Fiduciary to an endowment, a foundation, or a qualified retirement plan, there is an extra level of due diligence that is required in order to assure that conflicts of interest do not surface after an arrangement is in place or a transaction has been completed. Conflicts of interest can make your organization or your retirement plan an attractive target for a plaintiff’s attorney.

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Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

May 28th, 2014
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Employment Law –   Louisiana follows Wisconsin and Tennessee in protecting employee and student personal online account, employer sanctioned for failing to issue a litigation hold after notice of EEOC charge and more.

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Appellate Court Rules that Trial Court Failed to Consider City Ordinance Prohibiting Workplace Discrimination

May 2nd, 2014
in Employment & Benefits, Expert Guest Blog Entries |

Expert Guest Entry by Alex Kipp, Originally Published on ralawemployment.blogspot.com

In October 2011, James Hoover, assistant superintendent in charge of operations at the City of Elyria’s water pumping plant, made several racially discriminatory comments toward Lamont Jackson, an African-American, part-time employee; calling him “Black Buck,” “Big Black Buck,” and “BBB” throughout the work day. These comments were made in front of several other employees, including Sam Jacobs, Jr., who admonished Mr. Hoover for making the comments and reported him to the plant superintendent.

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Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

April 3rd, 2014
in Employment & Benefits, Legal Conferences |

Employment Law –  this week’s update includes the labor law violations by federal contractors, a review of recent whistleblower developments and more.

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Fifth Circuit Rules That Employer’s Overly Broad Confidentiality Policy Unlawfully Restricts Employees’ Right to Discuss Wages

April 3rd, 2014
in Employment & Benefits, Expert Guest Blog Entries |

Expert Guest Entry by Shawn Romer Originally published on http://ralawemployment.blogspot.com/ 

In Flex Frac Logistics, LLC v. NLRB (March 24, 2014), the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) ruling that struck down an overly broad employer confidentiality policy. The court held that this overly broad policy could be interpreted as prohibiting an employee from discussing his wages with others – a right specifically protected by the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”).

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Weekly Industry News – Employment Law

March 13th, 2014
in Employment & Benefits, Legal Conferences |

Employment Law – the latest on EEOC religious accommodations, Obama expanding overtime pay and more.

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