Month: February 2013

FORMER EMPLOYEE ASSERTING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE ORDERED TO PRODUCE PRIVATE SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

A Brooklyn Federal Court Judge recently ordered a employee who is suing her former employer for sexual harassment to produce, as part of that litigation, certain social media communications and photographs. In Reid v. Ingerman Smith, the former employee is alleging that she was sexually harassed at her former workplace, which is a Long Island …

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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION UNVEILS A COMPROMISE PLAN ON CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE IN HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW

The Obama Administration released a proposed compromise plan on February 1, 2013 regarding how contraception will be covered under the healthcare reform law. Under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, contraception is included as a free preventative service.  Under the original rule, religious groups that employ mostly people of their own faith were exempt from this …

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ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA), NEW SURVEY SHOWS THE LAW’S USE AND IMPACT

The United States Department of Labor has released a survey on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) undertaken in 2012 in observance of the 20th anniversary of the law’s signing. The survey, which included both employees and worksites, follows two previous assessments, conducted in in 1995 and 2000.  The following are the survey’s key …

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