Monthly Archives: July 2015
No Expectation of Privacy on Pocket-Dialed Calls The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a person has no expectation of privacy in an inadvertent “pocket-dial” call. The decision was reported on July 21, 2015. In the case, the Plaintiff, a chairman of an airport board, had inadvertently placed a pocket-dialed call to the […]
Employee or Independent Contractor?
The U.S. Department of Labor has recently changed its approach to answering this difficult question. Read Ed Silverstein’s article “New guidance about independent contractor vs. employee classification called ‘subjective’” at InsideCounsel to find out why “there is some reason to believe … actions by the DOL will intensify with the new guidance.”
Online Privacy (or the Lack Thereof) Can Really Kill the Mood
We all know the saying “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” referring to the idea that whatever crazy antics people get themselves into in Las Vegas will not be disclosed by others and vice versa. It would seem many people think that this sort of “bro code” also applies to Internet activities. This misconception […]
Non-Compete Agreements: Even Jimmy John’s Requires Them
Often times, employers require their employees to sign non-compete agreements that are designed to restrict an employee’s post-employment competition. Typically, these agreements restrain employees from competing with the employer for a certain period of time in a certain geographic area. Non-compete agreements are most commonly found in employment contracts and are not limited to just high […]
What Does the SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage Mean for Employers?
What policy changes will employers need to make to comply with the U. S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling upholding same-sex marriage? For some helpful insights, see “Employers need to examine policies, laws in light of Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling” by Tammy Binford with Business and Legal Resources and HRHero.com.