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Top Tips: Reviewing Non-Compete Agreements

Reviewing an employment agreement can be daunting. These Top Tips should help employers in their initial reviews.

Top Tips: Know When to Hold ‘Em: Preserving Records During Litigation

Recent legal decisions show that courts continue to raise the bar on the requirement to retain, search and produce records relevant to litigation.

Benefits Aspects of Employee Leaves of Absence – A Webinar to Address the Inevitable Questions

In this 90-minute webinar, Rob Browning and Dave Wing will focus on the benefits aspects of employee leaves of absence. But where needed to flesh out the full picture, they will address the employment-related constraints, as well.

Missouri Abolishes Co-Employee Negligence Liability

On July 10, 2012, in a positive development for Missouri employers, Governor Jay Nixon signed into law H.B. 1540, an amendment to the Worker’s Compensation statute that effectively prevents liability of individual employees for workplace injuries caused by negligence. The law essentially overturns a Missouri Court of Appeals decision that allowed such lawsuits.

Top Tips for Preventing Workplace Harassment Lawsuits

Bad behavior in the workplace, regardless of whether it is unlawful, results in less productive employees and poor morale which can lead to costly and disruptive lawsuits.

Historical Happenings: Civil Rights Act of 1964 Turns 48 Years Old

The Civil Rights Act was enacted on July 2, 1964. A landmark piece of legislation, the Act outlawed major forms of discrimination against minorities and women, including racial segregation.

Top Tips for Reviewing Restrictive Agreements

Reviewing an employment agreement can be daunting.  These top tips should help employers in its initial review.

Supreme Court Finds Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Exempt From Overtime Requirements of the FLSA

Yesterday, in Christopher v. Smithkline Beecham Corp., — U.S. —, 2012 WL 2196779 (2012), the Supreme Court of the United States held that pharmaceutical sales representatives qualify as “outside salesmen” and are therefore exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  In addition to being welcome news for pharmaceutical companies, this case may be a harbinger of less judicial deference to regulatory agencies under certain circumstances.

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