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Facebook Settles Claims Alleging Discriminatory Ad Targeting

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • March 21, 2019
On March 19, 2019, Facebook settled several lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Communications Workers of America, and various housing groups related to the placement of employment advertisements on Facebook’s website aimed at selected users based on their age or gender.

eLABORate: DOL Opinion Letter - Employers Cannot Delay Designating FMLA

Phelps Dunbar LLP • March 21, 2019
On March 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) issued an opinion letter addressing the DOL’s position on: (1) whether an employer can delay designating paid leave as Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave; and (2) whether an employer can expand an employee’s FMLA leave beyond the statutory 12-week (or 26-week) entitlement. Simply put, the DOL answered both in the negative.

Cost and Benefit Analysis of Bring Your Own Device Programs

Jackson Lewis P.C. • March 21, 2019
An increasing number of companies have adopted Bring Your Own Device (“BYOD”) programs. Under a BYOD program, companies permit employees to connect their personal devices (e.g. laptops, smartphones, and tablets) to the company’s networks and systems to complete work-related duties. In contrast, under Corporate Owned Personally Enabled (“COPE”) programs, companies purchase and provide devices and network systems for employees. The two main benefits of BYOD programs are the company’s ability to maximize cost savings and foster positive relationships with employees. The use of personal devices both remotely and in the office can also improve efficiency and work product.

New Jersey Bars Common Workplace Contract And Settlement Terms

Fisher Phillips • March 21, 2019
Employers in New Jersey will need to immediately adjust their employment contracts and settlement agreements to come into compliance with a sweeping new law that just took effect. New Jersey’s governor just signed Senate Bill 121, which limits employment contracts and settlement agreements in two major ways:
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