By Paul Kehoe

Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) held an important full committee hearing on The Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 84), which would expand the scope of the Equal Pay Act in an effort to resolve alleged pay disparities between men and women. Seyfarth’s Camille Olson testified at the hearing on
Continue Reading U.S. Chamber of Commerce Testifies Before Senate HELP Committee on Paycheck Fairness Act

By: Erin Dougherty Foley

In case you haven’t heard, as of October 1, many federal agencies and programs will be forced to close, or partially close, barring some type of Congressional agreement on the federal budget. This would be the first such shutdown in 17 years.  And all of this excitement could happen tonight, at midnight.

So which agencies and
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By: Bryan Bienias

The paradox of America’s fascination with social networking has always existed at the crossroads where shameless exhibitionism collides with the fundamental need for personal privacy. People yearn to share the details of their “private” lives with the world . . . well, maybe only with some of the world, and only on their terms. Relatively elaborate privacy
Continue Reading A “Step Too Far?”: New Laws Bar Employers from Requiring Access to Employees’ Social Media Accounts