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December 2019

Articles & Reports – Employment Law Committee

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Interesting Times in Glass Houses: Internal Investigations for the Media Employer

 Download Publication It is a bit like undressing in a glass house. That is how one could describe conducting an internal investigation on an employment issue for a media company. The media looks for interesting content for its publications and broadcast on an hourly deadline. What if one of the most interesting stories of the…

Non-Competes in the Broadcast Industry

 Download Publication Prepared by Thomas H. Wilson, Kelsi Marie Stayart, and Kelly Gamble*for the MLRC Employment Committee, January 2014 This white paper will first address the non-compete legislation which targets the broadcast industry in eight states and the District of Columbia. It will then address several cases concerning broadcast employees and non-competes decided in states…

Basic Guide to Employment Defamation and Privacy Law

 Download Publication Prepared by the MLRC Employment Committee, October 2012 Editors – 2006Brian Barger, Bob Blackstone, John Henegan and Eric Robinson Editors – 2012David Jacobs and Tanya Mention ContributorsJennifer Balducci, Brian Barger, Robert Bertsche, Bob Blackstone, Jeremy Carlson, John Edwards, John Henegan, Tom Hentoff, David Jacobs, Charles Plumb, Eric Robinson PREFACE This pamphlet is intended…

1984 All Over Again: A Summary Guide to the Benefits and Potential Legal Pitfalls of GPS Surveillance in the Workplace

 Download Publication Prepared by the Employment Law Committee, October 2011 ContributorsThomas H. Wilson, Vinson & ElkinsCorey E. Devine, Vinson & ElkinsBehnaam Aazhang, Rice University With additional material added by, and edited byDavid Jacobs, Epstein Becker Green (Committee Chair) I.          Introduction There are almost 303 million mobile phone subscriber connections in the United States.[1]  Mobile phone…

Religious Discrimination In The Workplace: An Outline Of Issues

 Download Publication Statistics from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) reveal a startling rise in religious discrimination cases. Between 1997 and 2006, religious discrimination complaints filed with the EEOC rose by nearly 50 percent, while overall EEOC complaints during that same time period declined by 5 percent.1 Further, total settlements of religious discrimination claims…