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Are Restrictive Covenants Enforceable When Employee Converts to ‘At-Will’ Employment?

Are Restrictive Covenants Enforceable When Employee Converts to ‘At-Will’ Employment?

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A post by Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti discusses a recent case that dealt with the question of what happens to restrictive covenants in an employment contract when an employee converts to at-will status.

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Fear of Career Damage Led Woman to Sue Proskauer Anonymously

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Bloomberg Law is reporting that Proskauer Rose has become the latest Big Law firm to be hit with a gender discrimination lawsuit by a female partner.

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Speaking Out About Employer’s Personal Views Results in Termination

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Unhappy with his boss and former friend’s close association with the Trump administration, David Magerman aired his concerns about Renaissance Technologies President Robert Mercer in a February interview with the Wall Street Journal, according to a post on the website of Androvett Legal Media.

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Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

Littler Survey Reveals Employers Caught in a Tangled Web of Federal, State and Local Laws

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Littler’s sixth annual survey of more than 1,200 employers finds growing uncertainty as a new administration and various technological and social changes reshape the workplace,

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House Republicans Just Voted to Change Overtime Rules for Workers

House Republicans Just Voted to Change Overtime Rules for Workers

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The bill could make it legal for workers to choose between an hour and a half of paid comp time and time-and-a-half pay when they work additional hours, The Washington Post reports.

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Bad Judgment on Social Media May Lead to Job Offer Withdrawals

Bad Judgment on Social Media May Lead to Job Offer Withdrawals

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Many employers these days Google prospective hires and look them up on social media for any evidence of red flags that indicate that the applicant may be violent, unethical, unstable or simply have bad judgment, according to a post on the website of Androvett Legal Media & Marketing.

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Fox News Hit With Suit Alleging Racial Discrimination and ‘Plantation-Style Management’

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An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination “that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment,” reports the Associated Press.

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Gorsuch Often Sided With Employers in Workers’ Rights Cases

Gorsuch Often Sided With Employers in Workers’ Rights Cases

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Worker’s rights opinions written by Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, are often sympathetic but coldly pragmatic, and they’re usually in the employer’s favor, according to a review conducted by the Associated Press.

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Akerman Launches Labor & Employment Law Podcast ‘WorkedUp’

Akerman Launches Labor & Employment Law Podcast ‘WorkedUp’

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Akerman LLP has launched WorkedUp, a new podcast that explores the ever-changing world of employment law and human resource management.

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Investigating Discrimination Complaints: Some Special Considerations

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The investigation of discrimination complaints requires sensitivity to some special considerations that will not always apply to other complaints, according to an article published by Lynch Service Company.

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When Employees Leave With Your Secrets

When Employees Leave With Your Secrets

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James Pooley of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP writes that the standard approach to dealing with a departing employee could put confidential information at risk.

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Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact Are Tests for Discrimination

Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact Are Tests for Discrimination

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Disparate treatment and disparate impact are two very different types of employment discrimination that use two very different tests to determine if illegal discrimination has occurred and if an employer may be liable for such discriminatory conduct, according to an article published by Lynch Service Company.

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Early Investigative Mistakes that Destroy the Privilege

Early Investigative Mistakes that Destroy the Privilege

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It is imperative that individuals advising or conducting workplace investigations think about the way their actions will preserve or destroy the privilege at each step of the process, according to a report published by Lynch Service Company.

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Internal Investigations and Volunteers

Internal Investigations and Volunteers

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When a nonprofit suspects that someone in the organization might be engaged in wrongdoing, it can be particularly traumatic because the nonprofit team works together to make the world a better place, according to an article published by Lynch Service Company.

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The Nature of a Workplace Investigation

The Nature of a Workplace Investigation

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A “head in the sand” approach to workplace issues is not advisable; do not make the mistake of assuming all is well so long as no one is making formal complaints, advises Lynch Service Company.

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EEOC’s Informal Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations for Mental Health Conditions

EEOC’s Informal Guidance on Reasonable Accommodations for Mental Health Conditions

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The informal guidance is a useful primer for understanding the EEOC’s expanding stance on employer obligations to provide reasonable workplace accommodations, reports Seyfarth Shaw.

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Last-Minute Block of Overtime Rule Means Uncertain Future for Many Businesses

Last-Minute Block of Overtime Rule Means Uncertain Future for Many Businesses

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Businesses that have not yet implemented changes now have breathing room to wait for a final ruling from the courts. However, those that have already altered employee pay should think carefully before reversing already announced pay changes.

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Judge Squelches New Overtime Regs: Now What?

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Should employers roll back new policies to save money and then face potential liability if the regulation is ultimately upheld? One employment lawyer says the risk might be worth it for nonprofits who often have people doing professional work, but earning in the $35,000 a year range.

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White House Continues Attack on Non-Compete Agreements

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Contrary to the suggestions of the White House’s statements and other repeated misperceptions, there is no judicial rubber-stamp approval of employer efforts to enforce non-compete agreements, according to an article posted by Jackson Lewis P.C.

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Chadbourne Sex-Bias Class Action Adds Six Partners as Defendants

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Chadbourne & Parke is facing new accusations and a new plaintiff in a gender discrimination class-action lawsuit. And six high-ranking members of the firm have been added as named defendants.

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