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News and analysis from Kelley Drye’s labor and employment practice

Retailers Should Beware Of Lawsuits Concerning Their Background Check Processes

The employee notice requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) at times seem like form over substance – but recent litigation underscores that, well, filling out the forms really does matter. The craft…

NLRB Rejects Challenge to Small Bargaining Unit And Rules That Macy’s Must Bargain With Cosmetics Union

No bargaining unit too small? Certainly not for the National Labor Relations Board. Earlier this month, the NLRB rejected Macy’s argument that a cosmetics bargaining unit was too narrow and ordered the retailer to…

Another One Bites the Dust: Burberry Latest Fashion House Hit with Intern Class Action

Anyone who follows the employment litigation docket knows that lawsuits by unpaid (and often, subsequently unemployed) interns have turned into the claim-du-jour in many parts of the country. Following the recent…

NLRB “Deletes” Company E-Mail From an Employer’s Property Rights

If you think an employer has an absolute right to control its own email systems, think again – at least according to the National Labor Relations Board. On December 11, 2014, the NLRB declared that employees may…

Barbara Hoey and Mark Konkel Speaking at Kelley Drye IN FASHION Event

[caption id="attachment_92" align="alignright" width="300"] From Flickr Creative Commons Cuba Gallery[/caption] Blog co-editors Barbara Hoey and Mark Konkel will be speaking at IN FASHION, Kelley Drye’s Fashion &…