In 2012, the EEOC issued new guidance on the use of criminal background checks when hiring employees. This guidance highlighted the EEOC’s focus on the use of both criminal background checks and credit checks in… Read more
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Spring is in the air! Sunshine and warm weather tempt us to start those DIY projects, long overdue. Are you a Do It Yourself person or do you call a professional? If you call a professional… Read more
The EEOC recently published its charge statistics for 2013 on the heels of an updated enforcement plan released at the end of last year. The statistics reveal a number of important lessons for employers in… Read more
The H-1B visa is designed to allow foreign nationals to temporarily work in the United States in a position that utilizes “specialized knowledge” which the foreign national possesses. April 1, 2014 was the first day… Read more
On March 25, 2014, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly announced a proposed rule that, if finalized, would revise the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by expanding its… Read more
On March 13, 2014, President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) to narrow the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) “white collar” exemptions, which could result in overtime being paid to “millions” of workers… Read more
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), which approves generic top level domains, is currently considering whether to allow the domain name “.sucks” to be registered. ICANN is currently rolling out hundreds of… Read more
A few months after creating a stir by holding that certain employer social media policies violated the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has struck again by finding that the… Read more
A recent case out of the Southern District of New York highlights, once again, the expansive reach of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (“CERCLA”) also known as Superfund. In APL… Read more
On July 2, 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) 2010 Administrative Interpretation (“Interpretation”) regarding the exempt status of mortgage loan officers… Read more