December 2014

Employers Must Review Their Email Policies in the Aftermath of Historic NLRB Decision

On December 11, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the appellate judicial body charged with enforcing the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), made a landmark ruling requiring employers to review their policies and procedures on regulating em…

My Time or Yours? No Compensation for Employee Security Checks

The U. S. Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk, which denied employees' claims that they were owed overtime pay for time spent waiting in line for post-shift security screenings meant to deter theft. Th…

November 2014

Architectural Firm to Pay $5.3M Over Leaky Stonington Commons Condos

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: An Overview

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is a federal statute that makes it unlawful for companies to pay foreign government officials for the purpose of obtaining or maintaining business. Put more bluntly, it prohibits companies and individuals from…

Leaky Luxury Condos Lead to $5.3 Million Award

October 2014

New OSHA Reporting Requirements

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its requirements for reporting fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. These reporting requirements commence January 1, 2015. (OSHA’s record keeping requirements remain the same, w…