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FDA launches WEN by Chaz Dean hair loss investigation

  TODAY (TODAY.COM) – FDA launches WEN by Chaz Dean hair loss investigation by Rheana Murray Update: The FDA is investigating 127 reports from customers who complained of “adverse” effects from using WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner products. That’s the largest number of reports ever associated with a hair-cleansing product, according to the statement. The agency will […]

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The Class-Action Settlement Against Wen Hair Care Is Officially Moving Forward

GLAMOUR (GLAMOUR.COM) – The Class-Action Settlement Against Wen Hair Care Is Officially Moving Forward by Deanna Pai Even if you’ve never used Wen Hair Care in your life, you’ve probably seen the infomercials—and, by now, heard rumblings about the recent class-action lawsuit filed last December. Users of the brand’s scented cleansing conditioners (the hero product of the line, […]

Supreme Court agrees to consider LGBT discrimination in the workplace

Supreme Court agrees to consider LGBT discrimination in the workplace As mentioned in a prior post, the Supreme Court of the United States will soon resolve uncertainty as to whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. In the first two consolidated cases, Altitude Express Inc. v. […]

Noncompete Issues to Watch in 2019

As the year progresses, legal questions and cases regarding noncompete law should prove interesting. In recent years, the trend has been toward limiting noncompete agreements in favor of allowing employee mobility. This year promises challenges on both sides of the issue. Here are a few that we’re watching, as reported by Law360. Anti-Poaching Litigation The […]

Five 2018 Employment Law Cases That Impact Texas

Last year brought a number of important labor and employment cases — both national and local — that could have far-reaching effects on the workplace. A recent article from the Dallas Bar Association reviews five that will significantly affect Texas employers in 2019 and beyond. Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis In a decision we reviewed in […]

In an Emergency, Can Your Employees Reach 911?

Many employers have multi-line phone systems at the workplace. Most employers have emergency action plans and evacuation procedures. The connection between those matters may not be readily apparent, but if employees cannot directly dial 911 from company lines, emergency procedures are incomplete. Complicating the issue is the fact that many offices have different floors, different […]

When driving and talking on a cell phone don’t mix, what is your liability?

We all do business through mobile phones — how did we ever live without them? But using cell phones inappropriately can present a big problem for employers. Many companies have policies on using cell phones while driving, including requirements to use the car’s hands-free feature and abide by applicable laws. But is the employer liable […]

NLRB Taking a New Look at Employee Use of Work Email

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) again is reflecting changes resulting from Trump administration influence, this time regarding employees’ rights to use employer email for protected concerted activities like soliciting support for a labor union, organizing a strike, or complaining about management. Earlier this month, the Board invited briefs on whether it should uphold, modify, or […]