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Dealing with whistleblowers and avoiding retaliation claims December 27 2013

Dealing with whistleblowers and avoiding retaliation claims

Whistleblowers are an increasingly common phenomenon, especially in an era of laws like Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank

Online shopping at work during the holidays (naughty or nice?) December 13 2013

Online shopping at work during the holidays (naughty or nice?)

Shopping online can be more efficient for employees, but poses problems when it becomes a distraction at the office

November 29 2013

The evolving world of sex discrimination law

Recent federal court decision offers employers some relief, but they should still be wary

Beware the risks of running online promotional contests November 29 2013

Beware the risks of running online promotional contests

The primary pitfall is running afoul of state and federal laws governing illegal lotteries

November 1 2013

Uncertainty around real estate transfer tax haunts property transfers

Court rulings add confusion to transfers between related parties

Non-solicitation agreements really do have teeth November 1 2013

Non-solicitation agreements really do have teeth

Employers should seek appropriate relief from the courts to enforce the agreements

Same-sex spousal benefits: Are you in compliance? October 4 2013

Same-sex spousal benefits: Are you in compliance?

Although limited guidance has been issued so far, employers should begin to implement changes under the Supreme Court’s decision

October 4 2013

The risks and rewards of internships

Internships can make a business vulnerable to liability if they are not properly designed and monitored

New state law changes I&D rules for some trusts September 20 2013

New state law changes I&D rules for some trusts

Under the measure, proceeds from non-grantor trusts are not taxable

Criminal background checks and the hiring process September 6 2013

Criminal background checks and the hiring process

The practice is receiving heightened scrutiny enforcement guidance from the EEOC

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