Mar
2
2007
Insight

The Employee Free Choice Act: It's More than Just a Misleading Name

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on February 5,
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

Mar
1
2007
Insight

The Dangers of Overbroad Work Rules: Union-Free and Unionized Employers Beware

Most employers across the United States have a compilation of work rules – some more detailed than
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Feb
27
2007
Insight

DOL's Final Rule Regarding "Able and Available for Work" Should Remind Employers to Review All Unemployment Claims

On January 15, 2007, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule setting forth the
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

Feb
21
2007
Insight

Competition from Former Employees: Ohio Appellate Court Clarifies Application of the "Inevitable Disclosure" Doctrine

A recent court decision in Ohio provides an important new interpretation of the rights, and limitations,
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

Feb
13
2007
Insight

Employment Tax Ramifications of Participating in the IRS's Backdated Stock Options Initiative

On February 8, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a new initiative (the "Initiative"
  • Employment Taxes
  • Executive Compensation

Feb
9
2007
Insight

Dukes v. Wal-Mart: Wal-Mart Loses Initial 9th Circuit Battle, but Who Will Win the Class Certification War?

On February 6, 2007, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district court's 2004
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Class Actions
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Feb
8
2007
Insight

A "Constructive" Decision: The Employee Choice Doctrine Is Alive and Well in New York

Employers frequently condition the payment of post-employment compensation on an employee's compliance
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

Feb
7
2007
Insight

Massachusetts Revises Child Labor Law

Effective January 3, 2007, Massachusetts' child labor law was significantly revised for the first
  • Legislative and Regulatory Practice

Feb
6
2007
Insight

Court Grants Teachers with Provisional Credentials Right to Layoff Hearing, Ruling that Classification of Teachers Based Solely on Type of Credential Is Improper

This ASAP reports on an important decision issued by the California Court of Appeal regarding teachers
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

Feb
1
2007
Insight

IRS Releases First Pension Protection Act Guidance

On January 10, 2007, the IRS released Notice 2007-7, which provides guidance relating to several key
  • Employee Benefits

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