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More Pitfalls for Misclassifying Employees

More Pitfalls for Misclassifying Employees

The National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) recently created another potential pitfall for employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors.  Most employers know that, if they…







Work Commute Is Not Within Scope Of Employment

Work Commute Is Not Within Scope Of Employment

Employers routinely have to grapple with defining and understanding where duties relative to their employees begin and end, particularly in situations when the employee is…












President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act

President Obama Signs Defend Trade Secrets Act

For many employers, trade secret information can be the lifeblood of their business.  Trade secrets are generally information that gives the employer an economic advantage…








Managers Can Be Sued For FMLA Violations

Managers Can Be Sued For FMLA Violations

The threat of incurring personal liability is becoming an increasingly dangerous reality for managers, supervisors and human resources personnel.  On March 17, 2016, in Graziadio…









EEOC Proposes Retaliation Guidelines

EEOC Proposes Retaliation Guidelines

Retaliation actions are sure to be on the rise.  You can thank the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for that.  On January 21, 2016,…



Sexual Orientation Not Protected Under Federal Law

Sexual Orientation Not Protected Under Federal Law

Despite sweeping new legal protections for gay and lesbian individuals throughout the country, a court in Illinois recently ruled that federal law permits sexual-orientation discrimination…




EEOC Loses In CVS Severance Agreement Case

EEOC Loses CVS Severance Agreement Battle

CVS Pharmacy, Inc. terminated a store manager and offered her a severance agreement, which included a broad release of waivable claims including claims under Title…