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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

A recent decision by a federal judge in New York could open a door to claims for benefits by furloughed employees under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”).

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 7, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Typically, an employees’ exclusive remedy for work-related injuries is through their state’s workers’ compensation system. As an example, suppose an employee suffers a work-related injury as a result of her employer’s negligence.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 10, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In its 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, The Walt Disney Company announced that it is “committed to ensuring that more women . . . have the chance to contribute in meaningful ways, in all areas of our business.

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 7, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

There are a lot of good folks out there who might help your company but who have noncompete agreements or other restrictions in agreements with their current or recent employers. To decide whether to…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 22, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As emojis have morphed from a cute novelty into a staple element of business communication, they have begun to pose liability risks to companies. Many of these risks stem from the fact that emojis…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 11, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

On June 3, 2019, in Fort Bend County v. Davis , the Supreme Court held that federal courts can hear discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, even if the worker alleging…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 11, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Listen to your gut when an employee who had access to confidential information leaves your company. Were they vague on their next steps? Is there a chance they’re going to work for a competitive…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 28, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

My disappointment with the Game of Thrones’ finale on Sunday night was greatly alleviated by the news on Monday morning that a bill amending the Texas anti-SLAPP law is on its way to the governor’s…

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 23, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

When most employers think about arbitration with their employees, they think about arbitrating the claims of one employee at a time.

Managing the Modern Workplace

April 25, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “DOJ”) recently put its thumb on the scale in favor of plaintiffs with respect to the standard to be applied in antitrust litigation involving…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 12, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As many employers have learned, the biggest liability in many overtime cases brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is often not the unpaid overtime or liquidated damages but the…

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 7, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

We recognize that many employers — and likely many readers of this blog — have implemented arbitration programs for addressing disputes with employees by including those provisions in employment…

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 13, 2018