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U.S. High Court Hears Arguments On Arizona Statute On Hiring Of Illegal Aliens
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An Arizona statute that imposes sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized aliens must be ruled as invalid under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Carter G. Phillips of Sidley Austin in Washington... Read More

An Employment Class Action Update with Ashley Kasarjian.
Posted on 20 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community St

On this edition, Ashley Kasarjian of Snell & Wilmer's Phoenix, AZ office, discusses the increase in employment-related class actions, recent major wage and hour class action settlements and verdicts and the differences between class actions and... Read More

Williams Mullen Alert: Nationwide Immigration Crackdown on Employers: 1,000 "Silent" Raids and Audits on June 15th
Posted on 17 Jun 2011 by Williams Mullen

By: Eliot Norman The Audits. As reported by the Wall Street Journal and other major news media, ICE served Notices of Inspections for audits of I-9 records on 1000 employers yesterday. This is part of an ongoing administration effort to... Read More

Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of April 25, 2011)
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Tips For Managing Intermittent Leave Written by: Carmen N. Couden As most employers know, in certain situations, The Family and Medical Leave Act ( FMLA ) allows employees to take leave on an intermittent basis if requested by the employee and... Read More

Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of June 6, 2011)
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

Anti-Gay Harassment Claims Need to Be Investigated By John L. Litchfield The employee in EEOC v. Cromer Food Services, Inc. , brought a harassment claim under Title VII , complaining his employer failed to protect him from regular anti-gay... Read More

Employment Law BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by Robin Shea

Oddities, weirdness, and the strange and unusual from the world of employment law. I thought only elephants had two-year pregnancies. As I’ve discussed here before , “pregnancy” for purposes of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination... Read More

Would the WARN Act Apply in the Event of a Federal Budget Sequestration?
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Edwin Hopson

On July 30, 2012, an Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor issued an advisory and guidance to federal contractors concerning the applicability of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) to possible layoffs occasioned... Read More

Independent Contractors or Employees: California’s “Work For Hire” Contracts
Posted on 23 Mar 2011 by Arina Shulga

Much has been written (including by me) on the topic of how to distinguish an independent contractor from an employee. I have also written about the importance of "work for hire" or "freelancer" agreements when working with independent... Read More

Posted on 15 Oct 2012 by Abbey Spanier

I have previously blogged about instances in which pregnant women have unsuccessfully sued their employers for discrimination . However, if the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act , which was introduced into the Senate on September 19, 2012 by U.S. Senators... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Law Which Revokes Business Licenses Of Companies Which Intentionally Employ Illegal Immigrants
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by David S. Rich

Court's Decision Clears Way For New Jersey Bills Which Would Require Employers To Use E-Verify The federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (the "ICRA") preempts "any State or local law imposing civil or criminal sanctions... Read More

Does the California Uniform Trade Secrets Act Preempt a Common Law Breach of Loyalty Claim?
Posted on 3 Jan 2013 by LexisNexis Labor & Employment Law Community St

by William J. Brutocao Excerpt: When an employee decides to quit his job and go into competition with his employer, either by setting up a new enterprise or by working for a competitor, what part of his employer's information can he take... Read More

A Love Letter to Connecticut (or, a Modest Proposal To Bring Jobs to Ohio)
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by Jon Hyman

Dear Connecticut, I read on the Connecticut Employment Law Blog that your state legislature passed its controversial paid sick leave bill . Your Governor supports the measure and is expected to sign it. Beginning January 1, 2012, the law will mandate... Read More

The NLRB’s Decision in Guard Publishing Co. (The Register Guard), 2007 N.L.R.B. 1110
Posted on 12 Oct 2010 by Peter Lareau

In 2007 the NLRB issued its decision in The Register Guard, addressing the issues of whether employees have a right under Section 7 of the NLRA to use their employer's email system to communicate with one another and whether an employer violates... Read More

New Jersey Enacts Statute Banning “Unemployed Need Not Apply” Job Advertisements
Posted on 10 May 2011 by David S. Rich

Effective June 1, 2011, a new statute in New Jersey prohibits businesses from excluding unemployed individuals in advertisements for job vacancies. The new statute does not require companies in New Jersey actually to consider hiring the unemployed... Read More

Sidwell Friends Grad Says School Permitted Sexual Affair
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by Lee Berlik

A highly sensational case filed recently against the prestigious Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., may end up raising interesting legal questions about the responsibility of private schools to supervise the actions of their school psychologists... Read More