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We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.

Employer Law Blog
July 29, 2021

Highlights of 2020-2021: An Analysis of Crucial Case Decisions Reshaping Labor & Employment Law

The United States Supreme Court issued four pertinent decisions during the 2020-2021 year related to labor and employment law.  In one decision, the Court offered guidance regarding the clarity of arbitration agreements and the issue of an arbitrator’s authority to decide whether employer-employee disputes are subject to mandatory arbitration.  Following the 5th Circuit’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate setting the penalty for not buying health insurance to zero was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court in the second decision determined the individual and state plaintiffs nevertheless lacked standing to challenge the mandate given they had no fairly traceable injury to the unlawful conduct.  

Employer Law Blog
June 17, 2021

Employer’s Beware: The Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

In Van Buren v. United States, the Supreme Court handed down its first major decision construing the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In general, the CFAA sets criminal and civil penalties for unauthorized access to a computer. The CFAA identifies two ways of violating the statute, "access without authorization" and "exceed[ing] authorized access". 

Employer Law Blog
March 19, 2020

Employer Alert: COVID-19 and Family Medical Leave Expansion &  Paid Sick Leave Becomes Law—Q & A

On March 18, 2020, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The new law includes requirements for specified employers to provide leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as well emergency paid sick leave. To assist businesses navigate the new leave requirement, a straight-forward Q & A, is set forth below: