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U.S. Supreme Court Holds Secret Service Immune From 1st Amendment Claim

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 4 that a Colorado man may not pursue his First Amendment claim against two Secret Service agents because they are entitled to qualified immunity ( Virgil D. "Gus" Reichle...

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Philip Miles
Last Chance Agreement Creates Retaliation Liability - COTW #94

The latest Case of the Week is a rare bird indeed - a summary judgment win for an employment discrimination plaintiff ! The case is EEOC v. Cognis Corp., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71870 (C.D. Ill. May 23, 2012), ( EEOC press release here ), and it's a...

Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Update: Social-Media Password Legislation

Several states have bills pending that would prohibit employers from requesting or requiring an employee's or applicant's social-media password. Maryland was the first state to pass such a "password-privacy" law. Delaware's bill...

David S. Rich
Must My Business In New York Make Unemployment Insurance Contributions To New York With Respect To Out-Of-State Employees?

Unemployment insurance is temporary income for workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own; are ready, willing and able to work; and have earned sufficient compensation during a specified period of time in covered employment. When an...

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Support Us on the Social Madness Corporate Challenge!

The Social Madness corporate challenge has kicked off, and LexisNexis is one of 60 Dayton-area companies selected to compete in this social media competition hosted by the Dayton Business Journal and its parent, American City Business Journals. The three...

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Abbey Spanier
Informal Conversations with Department of Labor are Insufficient to Avoid Liquidated Damages in Class Action

In McLean v. Garage Management Corp ., Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York reaffirmed the high standards an employer must meet in order to avoid liquidated damages under the Fair Labor Standards Act-holding that lessons learned from...