Business Law Labor and Employment Law

Employee Relations by Social Media Puts Employers in Peril

Employee Relations and Social Media Create a Toxic Mix Businesses use social media to build their brands.  Social media discussions, however, of employee relations issues frequently harm an employer’s brand. For example, recently a soon-to-be former Yelp employee blogged about her impoverished lifestyle because of the Bay…
Labor and Employment Law

Temporary Employees or Employment Service: Beware the Issues With or Without Insurance Coverage

For those companies and manufacturers, who use temporary employment services to provide employees to conduct their usual and customary business, a serious situation can arise where the company can be left without Workers’ Compensation Coverage. This can occur when the “temporary employment service” contract contains…
Business Law Labor and Employment Law

Missouri Supreme Court Rewrites and Enforces Non-Compete Agreement

The Supreme Court Avoids the Opportunity to Apply Its Prior Reasoning Critical of Overly Broad Non-Competition Agreements The Court decides cases involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements only infrequently.  In 2006,  the Missouri Supreme Court balanced the right of a former employee to compete against a…
Labor and Employment Law

EEOC Warns Employers That Use Arrests and Convictions to Eliminate Job Applicants

EEOC Updates Its Guidelines Regarding Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) recently issued new enforcement guidance about employers’ use of arrest and conviction records as the basis for employment decisions. The guidance updates existing EEOC interpretations, which…
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Labor and Employment Law

Appellate Court Temporarily Pulls The NLRB’s Employee Rights Notice

The federal appeals court for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) recently enjoined the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) from enforcing its employee rights notice rule. The Board had issued regulations in 2011 that required employers to post the Board’s Employee Rights…