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January 1, 2015

On January 1, 2015, the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rule will go into effect which may reveal higher daily death and injury numbers.

Client Alert
July 31, 2014

On June 27, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia confirmed a company’s rights to conduct an internal investigation that is protected by the attorney-client privilege.  This decision has attracted national attention.

Client Alert
July 29, 2014

California employers can significantly limit their exposure to liability by ensuring compliance with IRCA’s I-9 employment authorization and document retention requirements for each employee.

Client Alert
July 18, 2014

On July 14, 2014, the EEOC issued new enforcement guidelines regarding the PDA and ADAAA.

Client Alert
July 1, 2014

With its term coming to a close, the Supreme Court has issued a pair of important opinions that set the stage for change in the labor and employment arena.  The two cases – National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, No. 12-1281, and Harris v. Quinn, No. 11-681 – have the potential to shake up labor relations in the years to come.  Employers should remain vigilant as this precedent works through the NLRB and the courts and should be prepared to modify policies and procedures as necessary.

Client Alert
June 25, 2014
The California Supreme Court recently issued its long-awaited and impactful decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation LLC S20432 (June 23, 2014). The central issue in the case is whether in California mandatory class and representative action waivers in employment arbitration agreements and contracts are enforceable. For more information, read our client alert.
Client Alert
June 24, 2014

This Client Alert is about an important recent Sixth Circuit opinion finding that False Claims Act (FCA) retaliation claims were not covered by an employment agreement’s mandatory arbitration provision. As one of the only opinions on the topic, the ruling could diminish the effectiveness of mandatory arbitration provisions in employment agreements, especially given the rapid rise of FCA retaliation claims. Given such decisions, close work with your Kutak Rock attorneys will become ever more crucial to ensure that your mandatory arbitration provisions are read to cover those claims and many others.

Client Alert
June 20, 2014

On June 19, 2014 the United States Supreme Court held that First Amendment protections extend to public workers who provide subpoenaed testimony. For more information, read our client alert.

Client Alert
March 14, 2014

On March 4, 2014 the United States Supreme Court held that “whistleblower” protection under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 extends to the employees of a public company’s private contractors and subcontractors.

Client Alert
December 2, 2013

Kutak Rock attorney Matthew Sgnilek has published an article concerning the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). The article, posted November 25, 2013 on the HRWebAdvisor website, discusses the winding down of U.S. overseas military engagements and the increased focus on USERRA as a result.

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