NLRB Provides Useful Guidance On Work Rules Protecting Customer Information

Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) clarified when employers may prohibit employees from disclosing sensitive customer information. Unlike many recent NLRB decisions, this one contains some good news for employers. The NLRB recognized that despite recent precedent, employers might still protect certain sensitive customer information. View Full Post
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Class Action Waivers: Two More Fifth Circuit Opinions Favor Waivers Over NLRB Challenges

In early August, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued two decisions regarding class and collective action waivers.  Like its earlier decisions in D.R. Horton, Inc. and Murphy Oil USA, Inc., both decisions supported employers’ use of waivers to eliminate group lawsuits against them in employment cases.  View Full Post
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Political Speech, Discrimination and the Law: How Employers Should Respond to Charlottesville

By | HR Legalist | August 23, 2017
The recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia and other news regarding the activities of white supremacists and similar groups, have served as a rude awakening for many that our national reality has shifted. These events, which occurred in the public square and have been widely documented through social media, are unfortunate examples of bigoted and discriminatory viewpoints being expressed openly.   View Full Post
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Court Throws Monkey Wrench into Wellness Programs

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the EEOC to reconsider its final regulations on the extent to which an employer may offer incentives to participate in a wellness program without violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).  View Full Post
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Transgender Rights and Employer Responsibilities

Trans rights have been in the news a lot lately. During his eventful tenure, President Trump has eroded existing protections for transgendered individuals in the United States. This winter he removed protections for transgendered students in public schools that allowed them to use the bathroom of their gender expression, and not their physical sex. View Full Post
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Practical Guidance On the GDPR – Part 1

At our recent webinar on “GDPR Compliance: How UK Employers Can Meet the 25 May 2018 Deadline” we were asked a number of questions via the chat facility. Those questions showed that with less than a year to run and much to do before then, there is still widespread uncertainty as to the detail of the obligations which the General Data Protection Regulations will impose on employers in the UK. View Full Post
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Update On NLRB Vacancies

By | Vorys on Labor | August 23, 2017
As readers of this blog know, the Trump administration began its time in office with two vacancies on the NLRB.  After some delay, nominations were finally announced for these positions, and included William Emanuel, a management side labor lawyer for a large, national labor and employment law firm, and Marvin Kaplan, an attorney working for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  View Full Post
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