Employer’s Final Paycheck Deductions Upheld

By John Alan Doran The Ninth Circuit just held that an employer is entitled to deduct from an employee’s final paycheck money an employee owes to the employer. Ward v. Costco Wholesale Corp. Costco issued Ms. Ward a company credit card, but required her to sign a contract allowing Costco to deduct any remaining credit […]

Board Issues First Social Media Decision

By John Alan Doran The NLRB just issued its decision in In Costco Wholesale Corp.   The Costco case gave the Board its first opportunity to address social media policies and provide meaningful guidance to employers.  The Board certainly tipped its hand with respect to how it views such policies, but it offered virtually no guidance […]