Paid Leave Laws on the Table in Maryland and DC


Both DC and Maryland may be coming closer to implementing paid leave on a statewide (or District-wide) basis in the near future.
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“Smile, Though Your Heart is Aching”: Great Lyric . . . But as a Workplace Policy? Employers Might Be Left Frowning


Recently the news media reported on a Trader Joe’s employee in New York City who was supposedly fired for not smiling enough. (See here and here, for example.)
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Cyber Insurance 101: Read This Before Selecting a Cyber Insurance Policy


Several recent, large-scale cyber events, including both data breaches and cyber attacks, demonstrate that companies, both large and small, must protect themselves against the risk of a cyber event.
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U.S. Antitrust Agencies Issue Guidance for HR Professionals & Announce Intention to Criminally Prosecute Wage-Fixing and “No Poaching” Agreements


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (collectively the “Agencies”) have issued new Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals.
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"Third View” of Bare Metal Defense in Asbestos Litigation Further Complicates Applicability


The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently issued an opinion in Bell v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., CV-15-6394, Africk, L., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137547 (E.D. La. Oct. 4, 2016) that enunciates what it calls a “third view” on the so-called “bare metal defense” for asbestos litigation.
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