Global Code of Conduct Drafting Strategy

Codes of conduct provide employees with an ethical and behavioral framework to help make the right decisions and form productive relationships. Global codes of conduct should be broad enough to reflect the shared values of an international community, and "local" enough to respect diverse cultures...

Year in Review – Employment Law Changes for Employers in 2010

2010 marked several significant changes to federal and state laws affecting employers. The following are key changes that happened in 2010 in Oregon, Washington, and California and what employers need to do to follow these new laws as well as the recent health care reform legislation. All States...

Supreme Court Reverses Certification Of Women's Class Action Against Wal-Mart

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 20 reversed certification of a class of more than 1 million current and former female employees of the nation's largest retailer after finding that certification was not consistent with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a) ( Wal-Mart...

Split Supreme Court Upholds Panel's Federal Employers' Liability Act Causation Standards Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A split U.S. Supreme Court on June 23 upheld the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' determination that Rogers v. Missouri Pacific R. Co. (352 U.S. 500) relaxed the proximate cause requirement in Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) cases and that a trial...

Dispute Over Ownership of Ex-Employee's LinkedIn Account Highlights Significance of Robust Social Media Policies

On October 4, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Eagle v. Morgan [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ] granted in part and denied in part an employer's motion for summary judgment on an ex-employee's federal claims under the Computer Fraud...