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'Indepedent Contractor or Employee' Seminar

September 19, 2016 Ali Law Group PC

Misclassification of employees as independent contractors is increasingly occurring in small to large businesses across the U.S. Whether intentional or...Continue Reading →

Columbia Graduate Students Win Right To Unionize

August 30, 2016 Ali Law Group PC

The National Labor Relations Board ruled in a 3-1 decision that graduate students who work at private universities have a...Continue Reading →

When Corporate Security Policies Conflict with Labor Laws

August 9, 2016 Ali Law Group PC Restrictive Covenants and Employment Agreements

Bridgewater Associates is under scrutiny for what has been described as a culture of surveillance and intimidation. Bridgewater manages billions...Continue Reading →

McDonald’s Lawsuit Could Redefine the Franchise Model

July 22, 2016 Ali Law Group PC Fair Labor Standards Act

A district judge in California has granted federal class-action status to a lawsuit accusing a McDonald’s franchisee of unfair pay...Continue Reading →

Court Bans the Use of Forced Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

July 12, 2016 Ali Law Group PC Restrictive Covenants and Employment Agreements

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in Lewis v. Epic Systems Corporation turns up the...Continue Reading →

States Seek Restrictions for Noncompete Agreements

July 5, 2016 Ali Law Group PC Restrictive Covenants and Employment Agreements

Nearly one fifth of the nation’s work force are subject to mobility-restricting noncompete agreements, however, several states are now looking...Continue Reading →

DOL Issues Updated Sex Discrimination Rules for Federal Contractors

June 28, 2016 Ali Law Group PC Gender

On June 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) adopted a final rule updating sex discrimination regulations for federal...Continue Reading →

Employees Who Refused To Cooperate in Criminal Investigation Were Fired for ‘Cause’ and Not Entitled To Benefits

June 21, 2016 Ali Law Group PC ERISA

On June 16, 2016, the Second Circuit ruled that Employees who refused to answer questions after they were named in...Continue Reading →

How To Comply with New Notice Requirements of DTSA

June 14, 2016 Ali Law Group PC Federal

Enacted on May 11, 2016, the new Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) contains immunity and anti-retaliation provisions intended to protect...Continue Reading →

SCOTUS Decides When Clock Starts for Constructive Discharge Claims

June 7, 2016 Ali Law Group PC Other

The Supreme Court’s ruling in a May 23rd decision clarifies how long employees have to bring a constructive discharge claim...Continue Reading →

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