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Employer Alert: NLRB Issues Guidance on Handbook Rules

The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel issued a long-awaited, 30-page memorandum on Wednesday, March 18, offering employers guidance on crafting policies and rules that will not be deemed unlawful by the NLRB. This memo is applicable to all employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), regardless … Read More »

(N)Ever Changing Immigration Laws

by Misty Wilson Borkowski Last November, immigration practitioners and foreign nationals were delighted when President Obama announced changes pursuant to an executive action that would allow many more individuals to apply for deferred action. Some of the most popular changes were: Expanding the eligibility criteria for the Deferred Action for … Read More »

Cybersecurity: An HR Function

By Abtin Mehdizadegan “Data breach.” This term, once relegated to the exclusive concern of IT departments, will soon find its footing in the lexicon of modern HR professionals. For Sony Corporation, this realization occurred on November 24, 2014, when a skull appeared on several computer terminals threatening to release, among … Read More »

Limit This, Not That: Drafting Enforceable Noncompete Agreements in Arkansas

By Greg Northen Consider this scenario: Your company hires an engineer (Employee) to work directly on an industry-revolutionizing product (the Gizmo2100), and your company is in a heated race with a competitor to provide the first product to the market. The Gizmo2100 requires a highly-specialized manufacturing process involving nano-integrated materials … Read More »

EEOC: Time for Spring Cleaning!

By Cindy Kolb Before you know it, the cold days of winter will melt away and spring will be here (Thank goodness!). What better time is there to do some “spring cleaning” of your company’s policies and procedures? Knowing what areas the EEOC, DOL, NLRB, USCIS and other agencies plan … Read More »

H-1B Visa Filing Season is Here!

by Misty Wilson Borkowski On April 1, 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will begin accepting applications for H-1B petition filings for Fiscal Year 2016 (with a start date of Oct. 1). Due to the annual limit on the number of H-1B Visas that can be issued … Read More »

Dear Boss, Be My Valentine

by Mary Cooper It is often said that we spend more time with co-workers than we do with our own families. Consequently, it is no surprise that romance often blooms in the workplace between employees. But when love is in the air, HR should take steps to ensure the romantic … Read More »