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Goalie Intentionally Allows A Goal, Lawyer Declines Coffee, And Other Situations Implicating Our Ability To Make Ethical Decisions
June 29, 2017
Today we want to switch it up a bit and spend a few minutes thinking about ethics: the exercise of discretion where there is a legal right —but no legal mandate— to take some action.  We believe that this has relevance in workplace.
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Be Careful About Waiving the Attorney-Client Privilege
June 29, 2017
Clients call me for advice on how to handle sticky situations with employees – that’s a major part of my job. And they know that our communications are subject to the sacred attorney-client privilege. But what companies need to understand is that this privilege might be waived by its corporate management, including officers and directors.
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Modified “Travel Ban” Becomes Effective on June 29: What Clients Need to Know
June 29, 2017
As many who have been following recent news and our alerts are aware, the Supreme Court on Monday partially stayed injunctions by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that blocked the revised version of President Trump’s travel ban from becoming effective.
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A Review of the Supreme Court's 2016-2017 Term
June 28, 2017
This year's Supreme Court term may be more memorable for the intrigue and political drama taking place outside the Court than the import of the decisions the Court issued.
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H-1B Premium Processing Reinstated Only for Select Waiver Programs; Other Categories Will Rejoin Gradually Through Summer and Fall
June 27, 2017
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting requests on Monday (June 26) for premium processing services for H-1B petitions filed on behalf of medical doctors filing under the Conrad 30 Waiver Program and through interested government agency waivers.
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DOL Rolls Back Obama-Era Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Guidance
June 23, 2017
Earlier this month, the United States Department of Labor withdrew its 2015 and 2016 guidance on joint employment and independent contractors.
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Department of Labor Finalizes Claims and Appeals Regulations for Disability Benefits
June 21, 2017
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration has issued final regulations that change the claims and appeals procedures for disability benefits provided by ERISA plans.
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Nevada Legislature Enacts New Law For Nursing Mothers
June 20, 2017
Assembly Bill 113, recently signed by the Governor of Nevada, requires private and public employers to provide nursing mothers a reasonable break time and a clean, private place to express breast milk.
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Nevada Legislature Enacts New Law Regarding Noncompetition Agreements
June 20, 2017
Assembly Bill 276, recently passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor of Nevada, addresses the important issues of validity and enforceability of noncompetition agreements with former employees.
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Maternity/Parental Leave Policies – A Trap for the Unwary
June 20, 2017
This past week, the American Civil Liberties Union announced that it was filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a male J. P. Morgan employee because the company denies fathers paid parental leave on the same terms as mothers.
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Second Circuit Upholds NLRB Whole Foods Decision Allowing Employee Recording in the Workplace
June 20, 2017
With little fanfare, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision striking down Whole Foods’ policies prohibiting workplace audio or video recording without prior approval from management.
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New Executive Order Aimed at Increasing Number of Apprenticeships
June 20, 2017
The Executive Order signed by President Trump on June 15, 2017 aims to increase the number of apprenticeships and vocational programs by tenfold – from approximately 500,000 to 5 million during the next four years.
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