Epstein Becker & Green has launched a new blog, The Employer Defense Law Blog. This blog focuses on many of the different areas of employment law confronted by employers in today’s workplace and the changes regularly occurring there. The team is able to post developments and guidance quickly while providing thoughtful and valuable insight for employers.
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by Michael A. Kalish and Adam M. Tomiak Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. recently introduced the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act, a bill intended to lessen the burden on age discrimination plaintiffs under the Age Discrimination in...
By Lauri F. Rasnick and Margaret C. Thering The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has once again turned its focus to caregiver discrimination. On February 15, 2012, for the first time in nearly 30 years, the EEOC held a meeting about caregiver and pregnancy...
by Steven M. Swirsky and Michael F. McGahan On January 25, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board's ("NLRB") Acting General Counsel ("AGC") Lafe Solomon issued a second report on unfair labor practice cases involving social media issues. We discussed his earlier report in our Act Now Advisory of...
We are pleased to announce that Epstein Becker Green’s first app - Wage & Hour Guide for Employers - is now available for download in the App Store on iTunes, for both iPhones and iPads. You can find this complimentary app by searching for “Wage Hour” or clicking...
Class Action Arbitration Bans - the Obama NLRB Attempts to Trump the Federal Arbitration Act and the Supreme Court
by David D. Green, Frank C. Morris, Jr., Allen B. Roberts Two recent decisions on arbitration, one from the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB" or "Board") and one from the Supreme Court of the United States, present an interesting question: Can employers limit employees from launching...
Act Now Advisory: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Ministerial Exception Is Defense to Employment Discrimination Claims
by Allen B. Roberts, Amy J. Traub, and Christina J. Fletcher Religious organizations and those they employ have anticipated guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court's first opinion addressing the ministerial exception in the employment discrimination context. With its January 11, 2012, decision...
The Employer Defense Law Blog welcomes a new sibling! The Health Employment and Labor (HEAL) blog will include updates about timely issues related to labor and employment issues that affect health care and life sciences companies. The HEAL blog is an idea that stems from the Epstein...
by Donald S. Krueger & D. Martin Stanberry New York state courts appear primed to resolve important questions about competitive bidding for public contracts in New York City and the ability of contractors to successfully challenge city officials’ actions that directly affect the wage and...
by James P. Flynn On Monday, January 9, 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed into the law the New Jersey Trade Secrets Act (NJTSA), the Garden State’s version of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA). New Jersey, thus, becomes the forty-seventh state to adopt some form of UTSA. ...
by John F. Fullerton III It seems likely that the struggling economy will continue to be a primary driver of labor and employment law issues in 2012, particularly in the financial services industry. While there are many important legal issues that will arise in this environment, employers in the...