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Handling Employee Theft In Dealerships
Despite best efforts to police employees and protect customers and business partners, chances are high that dealerships will have to investigate allegations of theft in the workplace
United States
22 Aug 2019
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Latest Labor Board Decision A Step In The Right Direction, But Not A Magic Bullet
I recently wrote about the January 25 decision from the National Labor Relations Board that makes it easier for businesses to classify their workers as independent contractors (SuperShuttle DFW, Inc.).
United States
14 Feb 2019
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San Diego Attorneys Review Workplace Drug Policies For Cannabis Use
In their bylined piece for mg Magazine titled "Workplace Drug Policies: What Can-A-Business Do?, Danielle H. Moore and Nicole E. Stenoish discuss the evolving legal, societal and political changes surrounding cannabis...
United States
11 Nov 2018
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The Seinfeld Defense: Poppy Seed Consumption May Actually Cause Drug Test Failure
Elaine Benes loved poppy seed muffins. That is, until she failed a drug test at work for opium. That's right. As Peterman said, "White Lotus. Yam-yam. Shanghai-Sally."
United States
28 Aug 2018
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A Step-By-Step Guide To Terminating Employees For Theft
A 2016 University of Florida Study found that the percentage of shrink caused by employee theft was "only" 30 percent.
United States
24 Jul 2018
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Can You Be Held Personally Liable In An Employment Lawsuit? The Answer Lies Down A Rabbit Hole
In "Alice in Wonderland," the Queen of Hearts once proclaimed, "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
United States
13 Jul 2018
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SCOTUS Slams Door On Attempt To Expand Retaliation Law
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to broaden the definition of "whistleblower" in federal anti-retaliation law, ruling that employees who simply raise complaints with their employers are not protected by the Dodd-Frank Act despite regulations which sought to provide additional protections.
United States
23 Feb 2018
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Third Circuit Confirms "But-For" Standard For Retaliation Claims Under The False Claims Act
Last month, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employee's protected activity must be the "but for" cause of an adverse action to support a claim for retaliation under the False Claims Act.
United States
14 Feb 2018
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Top 100 Workplace Law Stories Of 2017
Well, at least the first 19 days of 2017 were relatively calm. But starting with the inauguration of President Trump and continuing through the last days of the year...
United States
4 Dec 2017
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The Revival Of Last-Chance Agreements As An Alternative To Termination
In this article written by Steve Loewengart, he explains what a last-chance agreement is, when such a document is appropriate and how an LCA should be drafted.
United States
29 Nov 2017
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Sweeping Changes To French Labor Laws Signal Employer-Friendly Future
Today, the French labor market experienced the start of a power swing, from its historically employee-friendly labor regime to a more employer-friendly set of laws...
United States
28 Sep 2017
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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Supreme Court Review: Mixed Bag For Employers
Fortunately, the decisions with the greatest impact on employers can be considered victories: the limitations to the EEOC's subpoena power and increased procedural burdens for class action certification.
United States
9 Aug 2017
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F-Word Facebook Firing Flipped By Federal Court
In a ruling that could leave employers fuming and possibly cursing, a federal appellate court ruled that an employee who used a public Facebook page to curse out not just his boss...
United States
2 May 2017
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Eight Reasons Why It's Time To Update Your Employee Policies
One constant in employment law in recent years has been change. Changes in just the past year necessitate updates to personnel policies as summarized below.
United States
17 Jan 2017
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A Post-Election Survival Guide For Employers
In the two months since the culmination of what many call the most bitterly contested presidential election in American history, employers are already reporting the conflict among employees...
United States
9 Jan 2017
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FMLA Fraud Finding Leads To Employer Court Victory
An employer recently claimed a significant victory in a case brought by a former employee who believed he had been unfairly targeted for termination because of his FMLA leave request.
United States
10 Nov 2016
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Hunting For Pokémon At Work? You May End Up Hunting For A New Job
In the article, "Hunting for Pokémon at Work? You May End Up Hunting for a New Job," featured in the Austin Business Journal...
United States
13 Sep 2016
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SCOTUS Decision Impacts Employers
In the article, "SCOTUS Decision Impacts Employers" featured in the Memphis Business Journal, Rob Ratton discusses how the recent decision in the Green v. Brennan case will affect employers moving forward.
United States
15 Jul 2016
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May 2016: Ten Biggest Labor And Employment Law Stories
The world of labor and employment law is always rapidly evolving. In order to make sure that you stay on top of the latest developments, we typically bring you a review of the five biggest stories from previous month.
United States
9 Jun 2016
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The Dawn Of A New Wild, Wild West In Mississippi? State Supreme Court Rules On Employees Workplace Firearm Rights
On March 24, 2016, the Mississippi Supreme Court issued an opinion that allowed an employee to proceed with a wrongful discharge lawsuit after being terminated for possessing a gun on company premises...
United States
6 Apr 2016
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