Aug
29
2005
Insight

Texas Bar & Restaurant Owners Compelled to Take Measures to Prevent Identity Thefts by Employees

Effective September 1, 2005, a law signed by the governor of Texas in May requires every restaurant and
  • Workplace Privacy and Data Security

Aug
29
2005
Insight

Arizona Supreme Court Strikes Down Denial of Worker's Compensation Benefits Due to Presence of Alcohol or Drugs

On August 9, 2005, the Arizona Supreme Court issued an opinion in the consolidated cases of Grammatico
  • Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Aug
18
2005
Insight

Then and Now: The California Supreme Court Rules Corporate Officers and Directors Were Not Personally Liable for Non-Payment of Wages, but Individual Defendants Are Now At Risk

In the California Supreme Court's long awaited Reynolds v. Bement opinion, the court concluded that
  • Wage and Hour

Aug
15
2005
Insight

Whistleblower Protection Without Blowing the Whistle? The California Supreme Court Says That Employees Can Silently Oppose Discrimination and Still Sue for Retaliation

California employers will need to be on their increased guard to protect themselves against retaliation
  • Discrimination and Harassment
  • Whistleblowing and Retaliation

Aug
4
2005
Insight

The Splitting of the AFL-CIO: What It Means to the Nation's Employers

In a widely anticipated move, three major labor unions -- the Service Employees International Union (SEIU),
  • Labor Management Relations

Aug
2
2005
Insight

For The California Supreme Court, Predispute Contractual Waiver of Right to Jury Trial Are Not Enforceable in Civil Actions Under California Law

Among the greatest fears of many employers is the chance that a runaway jury could impose a potentially
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Aug
1
2005
Insight

Employers Face Greater Risk from Workplace Romance: California Supreme Court Rules That Office Affairs May Give Rise to Sexual Favoritism

Employees in California may now sue their employers for sexual harassment if a sexual affair between
  • Discrimination and Harassment

Jul
31
2005
Insight

Compliance Update: The Voluntary Fiduciary Compliance Program (VFCP)

The Department of Labor recently revised its Voluntary Fiduciary Correction Program (VFCP). Adopted by
  • Employee Benefits
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Jul
29
2005
Insight

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Leave Rights of Pregnant Employees Under New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination

In Gerety v. Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort, 2005 N.J. LEXIS 931 (July 25, 2005), the Supreme Court
  • Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

Jul
28
2005
Insight

Beware of What You Say! New Jersey Employers May Be Held Liable for "Negligent Representation" by Providing Inaccurate Employment References

In Singer v. Beach Trading Co., Inc. et al., No. A-1617-04T5 (N.J. App. Div., July 19, 2005), the New
  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
  • Hiring, Performance Management and Termination

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