Fisher Phillips in the News
The article, “Texas Judge Consolidates Challenges to Overtime Rule,” featured in SHRM, discusses how a federal judge in Texas has agreed to consolidate two lawsuits aimed at stopping the overtime rule from taking effect on Dec. 1.
The article, “How to Comply with New Overtime Rules,” featured in Behavioral Healthcare, offers behavioral healthcare organizations advice on how to ensure they are in compliance with the new overtimes rules, which could lead to unexpectedly higher overtime costs or even potential fines if they do not comply.
The article, “Business Groups Want Quick Decision on Overtime Rule,” featured in SHRM, discusses why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more than 50 other business groups have asked a judge to make a speedy decision in their case to block the federal overtime rule.
The article, “On-Demand Employers Should Expect More EEOC Scrutiny,” featured in Law360, discusses how the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) intends to ratchet up scrutiny of nontraditional employment relationships, with an emphasis on the on-demand economy.
Two attorneys in the Boston office of Fisher Phillips have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. Joseph W. Ambash, the managing partner of the firm’s Boston office, was honored in the Employment and Labor category. Jeffrey A. Dretler, a partner in the Boston office, was recognized in the Employment Litigation: Defense category. Only 5 percent of Massachusetts lawyers were included in the 2016 Massachusetts Super Lawyers list. The findings will be published in Boston magazine and the stand-alone publication Super Lawyers Magazine.
In the article, “Attorney Offers Locals Advice on New Overtime Pay Rules,” featured in Houma Today, Partner Ed Harold offers local employers advice on how to ensure they are in compliance with the new overtime pay rules set to take effect Dec. 1.
Partner Ed Harold was featured on 4-WWL TV to break down the impact each presidential candidate could have on workplace law.
The article, “11th-Hour Attempt to Block the ‘Blacklisting Rule’ Filed,” featured in SHRM, discusses how the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule poses many challenges for federal contractors.
The article, “EEOC Takes on Emerging Issues in New Strategic Enforcement Plan,” featured in Corporate Counsel, discusses how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will focus on discrimination against Muslims, nontraditional employment and automated employment screening tools in its new strategic plan.
The article, “Corporate Campaign Results in $7.8M Award Against Union,” featured in SHRM, discusses how the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) overly aggressive organizing proved to be costly for the union, which has been ordered to pay $7.8 million to Professional Janitorial Service of Houston (PJS).
The article, “Hurricane Winds Don't Blow Over Employers' Legal Duties,” featured in Law360, sheds light on key employment law considerations that may arise after a natural disaster, from wage-and-hour concerns to workplace safety.
The article, “Health Watch: Accommodating Allergies,” featured in Columbus CEO, examines how employers are responding to allergies as they become more prevalent in the workplace.
The article, “What’s at Stake in the 2016 Election,” featured in QSR Magazine, highlights five important things restaurant operators should consider when they head to the polls in November.
The article, “Hurricane Damage Control: Piecing Together Time Records,” featured in SHRM, discusses why employers should be compliant with time-keeping and compassionate with personal circumstances, in light of Hurricane Matthew.
Attorney Michelle Anderson was featured on WWL-TV to discuss some do's and don'ts for Halloween costumes in the workplace.
Fisher Phillips partner Matt Simpson has been elected to the executive committee of the State Bar of Georgia’s labor and employment law section.
The article, “OSHA Changes to Lockout/Tagout Rule Overreach or Overdue?” featured on Bloomberg BNA, discusses why OSHA's new proposal to revise the lockout/tagout standard shouldn't be included in its ongoing rulemaking covering several diverse standards.
The article, “Bathroom Ban on Transgender Male Police Officer Violates Title VII,” featured on Bloomberg BNA, reports on a case in which a Nevada school district was forbidden to ban a transgender male police officer from using the men's bathroom at work.
The article, “Detailed Data May Not Be Enough To Close Gender Pay Gap,” featured on NPR, discusses how many companies are now investigating whether their own data shows they pay men and women differently for similar work.
Stephen Mitchell, managing partner of the Columbia office of Fisher Phillips, has been elected to the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
The article, “Freedom of Speech Ends When you Punch in at Work, NJ Lawyer Explains,” featured on NJ 101.5, sheds light on a “common misconception” among the public that they have the right to free speech around the clock wherever they may be.
The article, “Employee vs. Employer: The Battle Over Arbitration,” featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, sheds light on arbitration agreements in the workplace.
Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, announces that Partner Regina Petty will be honored by the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) at the State Bar of California Annual Meeting in San Diego. Petty and two other honorees, U.S. District Court Judge John Houston and Pepperdine University School of Law Professor Chris Chambers Goodman, will be recognized at the meeting on September 30.
The article, "Manual Del Empleado" Giving Headache to Businesses," featured in Korea Daily, discusses why making an employee handbook in Spanish is not only complicated but expensive.
The article, “U.S. SC Should Be Tempted to Review DOL's Tip-Pooling Rule,” featured on Legal NewsLine, discusses how the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently refused to rehear a case regarding a controversial tip-pooling regulation, a win for tipped employees and a blow to businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
The article, “How Minimum Wage Hikes Will Affect Your Business,” featured on Wells Fargo’s website, examines how minimum wage increases across the country will affect small businesses.
The article, “House to Vote Today on Overtime Rule Delay; Obama Threatens Veto,” featured on BLR.com, discusses how the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a bill that would delay the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules’ effective date by six months.
In the article, “Is it Disrespectful to Send an Associate to Court? Maybe Not.” featured in Corporate Counsel, attorneys discuss whether or not it was disrespectful for a law firm to send an associate to federal court in Brooklyn, New York, to represent a big client, in this case Facebook Inc., to a pretrial conference unaccompanied by partners?
The article, “Predictable Scheduling Laws: The Next Trend in Workplace Regulations,” featured in SHRM, discusses how Seattle will likely be the next city to limit employers’ use of on-call scheduling.
The article, “Legal Guidance for Employers Dealing with Intermittent FMLA Requests,” featured in Akron Legal News, discusses why in light of an increase in Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) lawsuits, attorneys are advising companies to review their policies and tracking procedures especially when dealing with intermittent leave requests.
Attorneys Courtney Leyes and Gabe McGaha were featured on News Channel 3 to discuss how to navigate the waters of politics in the workplace this election season.
The article, “Clock Ticking for Employers on Overtime Rule,” featured in Law Week Colorado, addresses why employers should continue preparing for the federal government's new overtime rules Dec. 1 arrival, despite the legal challenges mounting against them.
Attorney Melody Rayl was featured on KCUR 89.3 on September 23, 2016. In the interview, Melody examines the new overtime rules that are set to go into effect on December 1, 2016. She also discusses how 21 states have joined in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor to have the higher standards declared invalid.
The article, “Council Approves Budget,” featured on The Sealy News, reports on Sealy's city council recent approval of its 2016-17 fiscal budget that includes a tax rate increase of eight percent for homes in the city limits.
The article, “Georgia Joins Lawsuit to Stop New Overtime Rules,” featured on 11Alive, discusses how Georgia is one of 21 states suing the U.S. Department of Labor to try to block a new overtime rule that would make about four million more Americans eligible for overtime pay.
In the article, “Businesses Shouldn't Count on Lawsuits Challenging Overtime Pay Rule,” featured in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Ted Boehm discusses why companies planning their 2017 budgets shouldn’t rely on two new lawsuits challenging an Obama administration rule extending overtime pay to more than 4 million workers.
The article, “Experts: Plan to Comply With New Overtime Rules in December,” featured on Nation’s Restaurant News, addresses why restaurant operators should plan to comply with anticipated changes to overtime regulations scheduled to go into effect in December, despite a legal challenge that could put the new rules on hold.
The article, “Employers Hope for Injunction Blocking Dec. 1 Start of New Labor Department OT Rule,” featured in the Dallas Business Journal, addresses why employers should proceed as if sweeping changes to the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime exemption regulations will take effect Dec. 1, despite a lawsuit filed Tuesday seeking to derail the new rule
In the article, “Why the Gig Economy Is a Game Changer for Employers,” featured on XpertHR Blog, Rich Meneghello discusses how the gig economy has forced employers to rethink what they are offering their workforce.
The article, “Weeding Out Psychopaths,” featured on Human Resources Executive Online, discusses how careful hiring procedures can help organizations limit the damage caused by toxic employees in the workplace.
The article, “Uber Sees $100 Settlement Rejected But Wins Appeal of Arbitration Issue,” featured in Legal NewsLine, discusses how the court’s rejection of Uber’s $100 million settlement offer, might have been the best thing that could have happened to the company.
The article, “Seattle's 'Secure Scheduling' Law Puts Businesses at Risk,” featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal, highlights the “secure scheduling” ordinance in Seattle and discusses the significant impact on business operations the law will have, if passed.
The article, “Seattle Set To Micromanage Private Sector Work Scheduling; Employers Alarmed,” featured on Lens.com, highlights the growing concerns among employers and others about the City of Seattle's "secure scheduling" ordinance, headed toward passage early next week.
The article, “Experts: Businesses Should Prepare A Plan For New Overtime Rules,” featured in The Daily News, discusses why companies affected by the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime wage regulations, set to go into effect December 1st, should begin preparing for the changes immediately.
The article, “Uber Gets the Upper Hand in Employment Battle as Court Slashes Class Action,” featured in the San Francisco Business Times, reports on Uber’s big win in an appeals court that could ease the burden of the company's numerous legal battles with its drivers.
The article, “Election 2016: Pot Legalization, Round Two,” featured in the Silicon Valley Business Journal, discusses what businesses should know about California's Proposition 64 and the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in the workplace.
The article, “In Stinging Decision for Uber Drivers, Appeals Court Says They Must Go To Arbitration,” featured in the Los Angeles Times, highlights the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals recent ruling that drivers who signed up with Uber in 2013 and 2014 must go to arbitration, not the courts, to resolve disputes with the company.
The article, “Employee Suit Ruling Could Be Win for Uber,” featured in USA Today, discusses how an appeals court in California handed Uber a potentially significant win in one of its legal battles with drivers while leaving open the question of whether Uber drivers are employees or contract workers.
The article, “Court Ruling Deals Blow to 385,000 Uber Drivers,” reports on a federal appeals court recent ruling that requires Uber drivers seeking to sue the company for employment status, to take their individual claims to private arbitrators rather than joining in a class-action lawsuit.
The article, “Jury Finds Against Union, Awards $5.3 Million in Damages to Cleaning Firm,” featured in the Houston Chronicle, discusses how a cleaning firm being awarded $5.3 million in damages over hardball tactics has opened the door for more employers to sue unions over similar tactics often used in membership drives and contract disputes.
The article, “Pokémon No: How Playing the Game at Work Could Get You Fired,” featured on WBAP, discusses why playing Pokémon Go while on the clock could be hazardous to your paycheck.
The article, “Uber Fallout - A Change in the Law?” featured in Lawyer and Settlements, highlights the continuing saga between Uber and California labor law regarding misclassification.
The article, “AG Haley’s Demands for Pay Data Remain a Mystery,” featured in the Boston Business Journal, discusses how there remains no indication of what Attorney General Maura Haley intends to do with the pay and gender data her office requested from some Massachusetts employers earlier this year.
The article, “California Moves Forward with State-Sponsored Retirement Plan,” featured in SHRM, highlights the passing of a new California bill that would require certain private-sector employers to arrange for automatic payroll deposits into employee retirement savings accounts.
The article, “NLRB Opens Backdoor for NCAA Athlete Unionization,” featured in The Washington Free Beacon, addresses how the broad ‘employee definition’ in the Columbia grad student ruling could re-open the door to the unionization of NCAA athletes.
The article, “Hirozawa's NLRB Tenure Remembered For Progressive Action,” featured in Law360, highlights National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member Kent Y. Hirozawa’s recent departure from the board.
The article, “For Your Anti-Union Information,” featured on Inside Higher Ed, discusses how a handful of institutions, including those with active graduate assistant union campaigns, have either launched or updated websites that they term “informational," but that are attracting criticism as being “anti-union.”
The article, “10 Ways to Make Your Workplace More LGBT-Friendly,” featured on Xpert HR Blog, offers employers tips on how to make their workplace more LGBT-friendly.
The article, “A New Era for Grad-Student Organizing,” featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses how the changing realities in higher education and the broad scope of a decision this week by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are feeding a growing appetite among graduate students to fight for better working conditions.
The article, “Graduate Students Of The World, Unite!” featured in The Daily Good, highlights the 3-to-1 decision by the Obama-appointed National Labor Relations Board, which broke along partisan lines, and granted graduate workers at Columbia University the right to collectively bargain.
The article, “Old Chipotle Social Media Policy Was Unlawfully Vague,” featured in SHRM, discusses why employers must carefully word social media policies so they aren't unlawfully vague and must ensure that employees are receiving the most up-to-date social media policies, in light of a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision.
The article, “University Counsel Worry About NLRB Ruling Allowing Teaching Assistants to Unionize,” featured in Corporate Counsel, highlights the concerns of counsel, who represent private colleges and universities, regarding the impact of a landmark ruling Tuesday from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allowing student teaching assistants at private universities to unionize.
Christina Rogers, an attorney at labor and employment firm Fisher Phillips, has joined the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court as an associate member.
The article, “NLRB: Graduate Students at Private Universities May Unionize,” featured in Inside Higher Ed, focuses on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) ruling Tuesday that graduate research and teaching assistants are entitled to collective bargaining under the National Labor Relations Act.
The article, “Pro-Union Ruling Turns Fears of Boston-Area Colleges into Reality,” featured in the Boston Business Journal, discusses how a government agency’s decision to grant teaching assistants the right to unionize comes as a blow to Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other schools concerned that labor negotiations will interfere with students’ education.
In the segment, “NLRB Says Graduate Students Can Unionize,” Joe Ambash speaks with Bloomberg Law hosts June Grasso and Michael Best on Bloomberg Radio and discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s recent decision, in which they ruled that graduate students who teach at private universities should be categorized as employees with full rights to join unions.
The article, “ADA Lawsuits Show ‘Current System is Completely Broken,’” featured in the Phoenix Business Journal, discusses how more than 1,000 lawsuits concerning compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Valley is not necessarily extortion, but rather the result of a broken system.
The article, “Class Waiver Battle Appears Destined For Supreme Court,” featured in Law360, discusses how the Ninth Circuit widened a split among appeals courts Monday when it ruled Ernst & Young LLP can’t force employees to pursue work-related claims individually, increasing the likelihood the U.S. Supreme Court will weigh in on the hot-button issue.
The article, “Are They Students? Or Are They Employees? NLRB Rules That Graduate Students Are Employees.” featured in The Washington Post, sheds light on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent decision, in which they ruled that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are school employees, clearing the way for them to join or form unions that administrators must recognize.
The article, “Grad Students at Private Colleges Win NLRB Ruling to Unionize,” featured on Law.com, covers a labor panel’s recent decision in which they ruled that graduate students at Columbia University performing teaching and research roles are employees under federal law and can join labor unions.
The article, “What the New Overtime Regulations Mean for Remodelers,” featured in Professional Remodeler,” discusses how the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) new overtime regulations will impact the remodeling industry and what employers should do to ensure they are in compliance.
The article, “NLRB Rules that Grad Students Are Employees, Opens Door to Unionization,” featured in the Chicago Tribune, examines the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent ruling that grad students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are employees covered by federal labor laws, a major decision that opens the door for graduate students across the country to unionize.
The article, “Graduate Students Can Unionize at Private Colleges, U.S. Labor Panel Rules,” featured in The Wall Street Journal, focuses on the federal labor board’s recent ruling that graduate students who teach at private universities are employees with full rights to join unions, a sweeping decision that paves the way for student unionization on campuses nationwide.
The article, “Columbia Graduate Assistants Can Unionize, NLRB Says,” featured in Bloomberg BNA, discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent ruling that Columbia University graduate research and teaching assistants can be considered employees under federal labor law and are eligible to vote on union representation by a United Auto Workers affiliate.
The article, “Opting Out: Are Alternative Workers' Comp Programs Viable?” featured in SHRM, discusses how several states are exploring laws that could transform how employers cover on-the-job injuries.
The article, “What’s Next for Uber Drivers’ Lawsuit?” featured in San Francisco Chronicle, discusses how a federal judge’s rejection of a class-action settlement leaves the door open for Uber and the drivers to still try to settle out of court, as the question of whether the drivers are employees or independent contractors continues to swirl.
The article, “New Mass. Equal Pay Law Means More Work for Employers,” featured in Corporate Counsel, discusses how a new Massachusetts law enacted this month, banning employers from asking about job applicants' previous salary histories with the aim of reducing the gender pay gap, presents new challenges for businesses in the state and may be influential.
The article, “Judge Rejects Uber's Settlement Offer With Drivers,” featured in USA Today, reports on Judge Chen’s recent ruling, in which he rejected the proposed settlement between Uber and drivers for the ride-hailing service in California and Massachusetts, as inadequate.
The article, “Judge Rejects Uber’s $100 Million Class-Action Settlement, Calling it Unfair to Drivers,” featured in the Los Angeles Times, highlights Judge Chen’s recent decision to reject Uber’s proposed $100 million bid to settle a class-action lawsuit involving the employment status of drivers, describing the sum as “not fair, adequate, and reasonable."
The article, “Can Grad Students Unionize? Academia Awaits Major Labor Board Ruling,” featured in the Chicago Tribune, discusses how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is expected to issue a major ruling, any day now, on whether Columbia University graduate students are employees with a right to unionize, which would have implications for top-tier universities throughout the country.
The article, “Employers Beware: NLRB Likely To Drop More Pro-Union Rulings By End Of August,” featured in Forbes, discusses how the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) may hand down some big decisions in favor of labor unions before the expiration of Board Member Kent Hirozawa’s term on Aug. 27, including a “clear successor” rule making it easier to impose union contracts on the buyers of companies and a decision in favor of Columbia University graduate students seeking to form a union.
The article, “Proposed Criminal-Record Rules in California Raise Challenges for Employers,” featured in SHRM, discussed challenges employers will face in light of the newly proposed regulations from the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC), which would prohibit employers from using criminal background reports if members of a particular race, national origin or other protected category were disproportionately affected.
The article, “California Ruling Over Fake Social Security Number Prompts Immigration Attorney to Warn Businesses,” featured in Legal Newsline, reports on how an increasing number of formerly undocumented immigrants are now obtaining legal status, prompting a warning to employers to beware of potentially discriminating against them as job applicants.
The article, “One Year After Browning-Ferris, Employers Decry Uncertainty,” discusses how one year after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) loosened its definition of a joint employer in the Browning-Ferris case, management-side attorneys are still uncertain about the decision.
The article, “OSHA’s New Reporting Rules Raise New Concerns for Employers,” featured on XpertHR Blog, reports on how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new rules are resulting in confusion and alarm among employers who seek to simply understand how the rules affect their everyday policies and procedures.
Fisher Phillips announced today that 86 attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017. The attorneys, who practice in labor and employment law, labor and employment litigation, employee benefits law, or immigration law represent 26 regional offices. All of the attorneys were honored for their labor and/or employment work unless otherwise noted.
The article, “Friends with Your Boss on Facebook? NJ Experts Say It’s a Bad Idea,” featured on NJ 101.5, examines why it's not a good idea for managers and subordinates to connect with one another on social media sites such as Facebook.
The article, “Judge Denies Uber's Motions in Case Brought By Limousine Drivers,” featured in the Penn Record, examined a recent lawsuit filed against Uber by the drivers in its UberBlack limousine service, in which they allege they are actual employees of the company and not independent contractors.
The article, “‘Writing on the Wall’ for Title VII Expansion to Sexual Orientation?” featured in Law Week Colorado, discusses why employers in Colorado, where sexual orientation-based discrimination is already outlawed, should take note of the Title VII issue as it could raise the national profile of sexual orientation discrimination in general, possibly increasing the incidence of complaints.
Sheila Bias, an attorney at labor and employment firm Fisher Phillips, has been selected for the Leadership Columbia Class of 2017 by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
In the article, “Can Exempt Workers Be Required to Clock In and Out?” featured in AZ Central, Partner Pavneet Uppal answers whether or not it’s legal to require exempted, salaried employees to clock in and out of work.
The article, “Minding Employee Behavior Off the Clock and Off the Premises,” featured in SHRM, discusses how employers should address off-duty misconduct—in broad company policies, such as anti-harassment and discipline policies, or in stand-alone off-duty company policies.
In the article, “Is That Time-Off Request Because You’re Sick—or to Watch the Olympics?” featured in SHRM, Jay Hux offers advice to employers who are suspicious of employees “calling in sick,” in light of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The article, “New Overtime Regulations Mean Stark Changes in Workplace,” featured in the SunHerald, discusses how new regulations issued by the Department of Labor will make overtime pay mandatory for many salaried employees and has left some employers scrambling for clarification.
The article, “Need More Job Candidates? Consider Eliminating Drug Tests,” featured in NY Daily News, reports on the significant increase in job applicants employers have seen by eliminating drug testing as a condition of employment.
The article, “This Job Interview Question Was Just Banned in Massachusetts,” featured on Leader Call, reports on a new bill signed by Governor Charlie Baker which requires equal pay for equal work in Massachusetts.
The article, “Medical Marijuana Law’s Impact on the Workplace,” featured in Akron Legal News, discusses how Ohio’s new medical marijuana law has left many in the state with unanswered questions, ranging from when and where it will be available to what its effect will be on the workplace
The article, “What a New Equal Pay Law in Massachusetts Could Do for Everyone, Not Just Women,” featured in The Washington Post, highlights a new bill, signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker, requiring men and women to be paid equally for comparable work in Massachusetts.
The article, “Are You Ready for the New Overtime Rule?” featured in Cannabis Business Times, provides details behind the new overtime rule’s higher salary threshold, how it will impact cannabis businesses and what employers need to do to prepare for it.
The article, “Ohio Marijuana Law Won’t Change Zero-Tolerance Policies,” featured in SHRM, discusses why Ohio employers may need to update their policies to clarify that the use of medical marijuana isn’t tolerated in the workplace, despite a new marijuana law.
The article, “Four Ways Employers Can Prepare For EEOC Pay Data Expansion,” featured in Law360, reported on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) recent revision of a rule expanding pay data collection that alleviated some burdens on employers but left the rule's core requirements to collect earnings and hours worked data intact.
In the article, “School Districts Take Steps to Comply with New Anti-Hazing Law,” featured in Mainline Media News, Susan Guerette weighed in on a new state law aimed at ending hazing that went into effect July 25 and extended the consequences of hazing down to 7th to 12th graders.
The article, “Three Big Questions Lawyers Have About the New Massachusetts Pay-Equity Law,” featured in the Boston Business Journal, highlights the concerns of employers regarding how the new Massachusetts Pay-Equity Law will be implemented and enforced.
Travis Vance was featured on WBT NewsTalk on August 1, 2016. In the segment, Travis provides employers with tips on how to prevent mosquito bites in the workplace.
The article, “OSHA’s Steep Penalty Increases Take Effect,” featured in SHRM, discussed how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is increasing its maximum penalties for workplace safety violations by over 78 percent.
The article, “How To Use A Summer Slowdown To Advance Your Career,” featured in Fast Company, provides strategies for making smart use of a summer slump in the workplace.
In the article, “Don't Get Fired for Playing Pokémon Go,” featured on 11Alive, Mike Elkon discussed how Pokémon Go players could put their jobs at risk if they play the game while they're on the job.
The article, “Rebooting Anti-Discrimination Efforts,” featured on HR Executive Online, highlights a new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that suggests not enough is being done to prevent workplace harassment.