Dear Clients and Friends, Keeping confidential information confidential is a popular and ongoing employer/employee contest. Here is an FYI case which may be of help in your own business practices and policies regarding confidential information in your work place: Anthony … [Read more...] about Maintaining Business Confidentialities
Dear Clients and Friends; Cloud services make it easy for an employee who is planning to go to work for a competitor to steal confidential information. In the past, businesses were often able to catch such employees because they would typically mail a large number of … [Read more...] about You may need company policy covering cloud storage.
The prevalence of social media, including postings that are meant for employment-related topics in particular, has led to an increase in litigation on the subject between employees and their employers. The scenarios leading the parties to the courtroom are as varied as one might … [Read more...] about Social Media in the Workplace
The case can be made that discriminating against an individual in the workplace because of the person's gender, race, religion, and similar characteristics is something of a behavioral aberration that is not a part of human nature--or at least most people would like to think that … [Read more...] about Employment Retaliation Claims Surging
The employment law component of the docket during the most recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court was dominated by decisions on arbitration. Some of the cases have the potential to affect large numbers of employers and employees. Allocation of Power In the most significant of … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court: Arbitration Is the New Employment Law
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay an employee an overtime rate of at least one and one-half times the regular pay rate for any hours in excess of 40 hours a week. There are exemptions from this requirement for several types of employees, … [Read more...] about Overtime Pay Update