Companies must take care to keep hiring policies confidential when competing to hire the same types of employees On October 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)… Read more
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Halloween is a fitting day to remind ourselves that October is Cybersecurity Awareness month. In-between all the ghouls and ghosts is a good time to prepare ourselves against everything from phishing to malware. Below are… Read more
This month the EEOC adopted a Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The SEP outlines six priority areas for the EEOC to use as guidance when allocating agency resources and prioritizing employment actions. … Read more
On August 25, 2016, the Department of Labor (“the Department” or “DOL”) published its final guidance regarding implementation of Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” (“the Order”). The Order requires contractors and subcontractors… Read more
Decision Affects Private Colleges and Universities For decades, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has held college students who teach courses or perform research for compensation while they are students are not covered by the… Read more
On August 4, 2016, the IRS published proposed regulations under § 2704(b) of the Internal Revenue Code that targeted “disregarded restrictions” on interests in family-controlled partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations. While these regulations are… Read more
Do you know approximately 130 billion apps have been downloaded from the App Store between July 2008 and June 2016 according to Apple? (Source: http://bit.ly/1pcnHxO) However, based on the Supreme Court’s so-called Alice decision in June of 2014,… Read more
A roundup of June’s employment news… In addition to our recent communication to you on the DOL’s new overtime rules, as well as an update on at-will employee termination in Virginia, we close out the… Read more
As you know, most private sector employees in Virginia are “at-will” employees, which means that either the employee or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause. In a… Read more
Under Title VII, an employee can allege not only that he actually was discriminatorily discharged but also that he was “constructively discharged” as a result of discriminatory actions that would have caused a reasonable person… Read more