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How the Local Government Center lost its appeal

The state Supreme Court squarely rejected the LGC’s claim that members of the boards of risk pools have discretion to control what is to be returned to members as surplus
February 21, 2014

Is an employee on the clock while getting dressed in work gear?

Supreme Court ruling says ‘donning and doffing’ compensation can be negotiated
February 21, 2014

ESOPs: a tax-efficient way to reward employees and provide liquidity for shareholders

ESOPs are a path to personal and business security that deserve your serious consideration
February 21, 2014

Best practices for using payroll debit cards

They carry unintended consequences for both employers and employees
January 24, 2014

Litigating in the court of public opinion

Recognizing that crises are a different kind of legal problem that require a different strategy is essential
January 24, 2014

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
December 26, 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
December 13, 2013

The evolving world of sex discrimination law

Recent federal court decision offers employers some relief, but they should still be wary
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 29, 2013

Uncertainty around real estate transfer tax haunts property transfers

Court rulings add confusion to transfers between related parties
November 6, 2013

Non-solicitation agreements really do have teeth

Employers should seek appropriate relief from the courts to enforce the agreements
November 1, 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
October 4, 2013

New state law changes I&D rules for some trusts

Under the measure, proceeds from non-grantor trusts are not taxable
September 20, 2013

Criminal background checks and the hiring process

The practice is receiving heightened scrutiny enforcement guidance from the EEOC
September 6, 2013
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