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December 16, 2014

In the past, we’ve explained the DOL’s test for whether employers must pay their interns. Put simply, public employers and qualifying not-for-profit entities do not have to pay their interns. I hope that our more recent discussions of lawsuits that demonstrate the ever-narrowing segment of lawful unpaid internships have spurred some discussions...

December 15, 2014

During the holidays, many of us like to show our appreciation to clients by sending gifts or entertaining them with special dinners or other fun and festive celebrations of the season. But be careful. Corporate gift policies have become increasingly stringent about what, if anything, is permissible to receive or to give. Even a relatively modest...

December 15, 2014

In a precedent-setting ruling, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the "Board") held last week in Purple Communications that Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) requires employers, except in very limited circumstances, to open their corporate e-mail systems to union organizing by employees and to group discussions among...

December 14, 2014

Today, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it has adopted a final rule amending its representation case procedures, implementing the controversial "quickie" or "ambush" election rule that makes sweeping changes to the Board's current procedures. In its press release, the Board characterized its action as "modernizing its rules in...

December 14, 2014

In an 11th hour attempt to avoid a government shutdown, the House of Representatives narrowly approved in a 219-206 vote a measure that would fund the federal government through September 20, 2015, with the exception of funding for immigration enforcement, which receives shorter-term “continuing resolution” funding. The Senate is expected to do...

December 13, 2014

A recent class action alleging discriminatory hiring practices against beneficiaries of the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) deserves attention in light of President Obama’s recent directive to defer action for as many as five million individuals.  The suit was filed this past July in the...
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