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Employers May Be Liable For Employees’ On-Line Activities

The Federal Trade Commission recently enacted new guidelines for employers, which opens the door for employer liability for the online comments and/or activities of employees. The FTC’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” subjects employers to potential liability for employees’ use of social media sites to post comments about company products and services, […]

EMPLOYERS MAY REQUIRE EMPLOYEES TO GET A FLU SHOT

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) recently announced that employers may mandate employees take H1N1 and other seasonal vaccines. This interpretation letter was recently posted on the agency’s website in response to a constituent’s letter forwarded to the agency by Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) inquiring whether an employer could mandate she and her co-workers […]

Breakfast Briefing for Human Resources

As part of our firm’s continuing commitment to serve the local business community, we are hosting a series of free breakfast legal briefings throughout 2010 to help business owners and employers contend with the legal issues facing them each day. Each lively and interactive briefing will cover a specific legal topic, explaining the key legal […]

H-1B CAP Reached for Fiscal Year 2010

On December 22, 2009, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it has reached the H-1B statutory cap for Fiscal Year 2010 as of December 21, 2009.  A lottery will be held for all cap-subject petitions received on December 21, 2009, and the USCIS will reject all petitions subject to the statutory cap not randomly […]

COBRA SUBSIDY EXTENDED

On Monday December 21, 2009, President Obama signed legislation extending the government’s subsidy of COBRA benefits. The subsidies were due to expire on December 31, 2009. Under the new law, the maximum subsidy period is increased from 9 months to 15 months and includes individuals currently receiving the subsidy, which was set to expire at […]

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