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An Attendance Love Story

From Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis 14 years ago today, my wife and I married. The ceremony started at 11 am, and by 10:55 I was nervous. Not your normal, “I’m about to get married,” nervous, but the, “What the hell, we start in 5 minutes and my bride-to-be isn’t here yet” nervous. It was…

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NLRB Offers Rare Win for Employer Confidentiality Policy

From Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis It’s been a rough few years for workplace policies at the NLRB. From communication policies, to social media policies, to conduct policies, to confidentiality policies, the NLRB has, time and again, struck down facially neutral, garden variety employer policies as overly restrictive of employees’ section 7 rights to engage in protected concerted activity under the National Labor…

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How much wasted work-time is too much?

From Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis According to a recent survey conducted by OfficeTeam, on average, employees spend 8 hours per workweek on non-work activities. What does this non-work time look like? Personal emails: 30 percent Social networks: 28 percent Sports sites: 8 percent Mobile games: 6 percent Online shopping: 5 percent Entertainment sites: 3 percent Moreover,…

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Does a LinkedIn request violate a non-solicitation agreement?

From Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis In Bankers Life and Casualty Company v. American Senior Benefits (Ill. Ct. App. 8/7/17), Bankers Life sued a former sales manager, Gregory Gelineau, for violating the following non-solicitation agreement after he jumped ship to American Senior Benefits, a competitor: During the term of this Contract and for 24 months thereafter, within the…