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Eric Meyer
Employer Alert: FMLA for Domestic Violence Victims

Last week, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) reintroduced the Domestic Violence Leave Act , which expands paid leave options for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or stalking. Details of the Domestic Violence Leave Act Here is a brief summary of...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Wolfe v. Adkins: Wage Payment and Collection Act Clarified in Favor of Employers

By James C. Wright Every employer and human resource professional with an interest in West Virginia needs to be aware of a recent decision from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals concerning the Wage Payment and Collection Act, W. Va. §...

Jon Hyman
Some Social Media Stats to Get You Thinking This Week

This time next week, I'll be in Denver to speak about workplace social media issues at the annual Meritas Litigation and Labor & Employment Conference. In preparing for my session, I came across the following statistics (taken from a recent...

Tags: social media
Donna Ballman
My Employer Defamed Me!

So your employer called you incompetent. Or you disagree with your write-up. You're hopping mad. It's a lie! You're ready to sue. Slander. Libel. It has to be something you can sue for, right? Meh. Probably not. Slander and libel are in...

Tags: defamation
Craig Salner
Florida Garnishment Law-Read the Fine Print

Today we look at USAmeribank v. Klepal , 2011 Fla. App. LEXIS 16156 (Fla. 2d DCA Oct. 12, 2011) [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers ], a case about a poor judgment debtor having his wages garnished. In Klepal ,...

Jon Hyman
Social Media and Privacy Cannot Coexist

During my appearance on The Sound of Ideas to discuss social media in the workplace , NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon made an interesting point about the accessibility of employees' social media by employers. The question arose as to whether employees...