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September 2012



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NLRB Finds Blanket Policy Requiring Employee Confidentiality During Internal Investigations Unlawful

Brad AdlerLa'Vonda McLeanBy Brad Adler and La'Vonda McLean

In most employee investigations, employers understandably direct that the participants (including witnesses) refrain from discussing the investigation with other employees.  Now, the employee-friendly NLRB has weighed in on this previous uncontroversial issue and placed yet another landmine that employers have to think about in managing their workforce.

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Recent Court Rulings Suggest Homeowners’ Associations May Selectively Enforce Covenants

Marc BardackBy Marc Bardack

In two recent rulings, state trial court judges have rejected homeowner claims against homeowners associations (HOAs) for failing to enforce covenants against a neighbor.  These rulings raise the question of whether HOA’s can enforce neighborhood covenants selectively as they see fit. 

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Insurance Requirements in Construction Contracts

Neil WilcoveBy Neil Wilcove

One thing that seems to get overlooked in negotiating construction contracts is the insurance requirements.  Many disputes have erupted over the contractor’s failure or refusal to obtain insurance in the Owner’s name, or simply failing or refusing to name the Owner as an additional insured on the insurance policies obtained.

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