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December 2017


December 2017

Arbitration Clauses Are Only As Good As the Signatory’s Power to Bind, Obviously

By: Shaun Daugherty

A name is just a name when it was found on the signature line of an arbitration agreement between a Tift County Georgia nursing home and one of its residents. A U.S. District Judge in the Middle District of Georgia rejected the nursing home’s request to enforce the agreement and move the litigation to arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”).  Why?  Because the daughter that signed the agreement did not have the power to do so on her mother’s behalf.

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You’ve Got Mail! – EEOC Charge Filing Process Is Now Available Online Across the Country

By: William E. Collins, Jr.

For many people, “You’ve Got Mail” evokes fun memories of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan bickering and then falling in love over the internet in the popular 1998 romantic comedy.  Now, however, this phrase may evoke far less pleasant emotions (at least for employers) as the EEOC announced earlier this month that its online Public Portal is available nationwide for employees to file charges.

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Expect Increased Worksite Inspections by ICE in 2018

By: Melissa M. Whitehead

One can barely turn on the news (or look at Twitter) without hearing about the current Administration’s immigration views and policies. The topic has become so highly politicized that it can be easy to miss the actual details of new rules and regulations. Employers must pay close attention, though, and be sure they are staying current with the changing regulations. At a recent event titled “Enforcing U.S. Immigration Laws: A Top Priority for the Trump Administration,” keynote speaker and Acting Director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) said that his agency will be cracking down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants.

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Fire On the Mountain: Non-Replacement Valuation First Party Coverage Disputes Arising From Fire Policies

By: Richard E. Wirick

This blog, second in a series of three, deals with coverage issues arising from fire losses in the first party context which do not deal with dwelling replacement cost (loss settlement) disputes. The two main areas of remaining first party issues are (1) business interruption and (2) ingress/egress.

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