Donna Ballman
President Obama Orders Contractors To Disclose Labor Violations, Stop Mandatory Arbitration

In a gutsy and controversial move, President Obama signed an executive order placing new tough restrictions on federal contractors. If your employer contracts with the federal government it may have to disclose all labor violations in order to bid, and...

Lisa Stam
Employment Contracts (Whether You Like Them or Not)

At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old. After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected. It’s not fewer hours, has just as...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Wage-and-Hour Implications For Telecommuting

by Joseph U. Leonoro The practice of allowing employees to work from home – telecommuting – is a growing trend. After all, today’s technology allows employees to work from almost anywhere, and telecommuting can be beneficial for...

Jon Hyman
Apparently, “Information Security” Is Now an Unfair Labor Practice

In Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market (7/31/14) [pdf] [an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com subscribers] , the NLRB examined the following “Confidentiality and Information Security” policy: We have an important...

Eric Meyer
FMLA 101: Don't Make an Employee Work During Leave. Just Don't.

Really. It's a bad idea. Like my youngest son using chopsticks and a fork at the same time to eat pho . Ok, not that bad. But, definitely blogworthy. I read this case over the weekend about an employee who, while on maternity leave under...

Philip Miles
Third Circuit: Mailing FMLA Notice Not Enough for Summary Judgment?

Sometimes the most mundane tasks can make or break your case. Here's something I never thought I'd say: Big decision from the Third Circuit about how to mail FMLA notices! Read the opinion in Lupyan v. Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (for my Pennsylvania...