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Is Congress About to Reverse Another Supreme Court Decision?

October 1, 2009 | Blog | By David Barmak

Both before and after the November 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections, legal pundits issued dire warnings that an Obama Presidency and a filibuster-proof Democratic Congress would result in a flurry of new, employee-friendly legislation.
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In a surprising number of cases, we’ve come across a situation where an employment agreement with original signatures, or some other important document, has gone missing. While a copy will sometimes suffice, a recent New York case highlights the importance of having an effective system for maintaining critical employment-related documents.
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The Ninth Circuit’s opinion in LVRC Holdings LLC, v. Brekka et al. calls into question the utility of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) for employers seeking to redress employee theft or misuse of company information.
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The recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Halpert v. Manhattan Apartments, Inc. illustrates yet another risk for employers who engage independent contractors to work for them and provides a reminder that an employer may be liable for the discriminatory conduct of independent contractors.
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The H1N1 Flu or Swine Flu is a respiratory disease caused by type A influenza. While its symptoms are similar to symptoms of the seasonal flu (fever, cough, body aches, chills, fatigue, etc.), H1N1 flu is more problematic than seasonal flu because people have not developed natural antibodies to H1N1 and vaccines are not readily available.
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