In the article, "The patient is not always right: Discriminatory staffing requests can create legal exposure," featured in Becker's Hospital Review, attorney David Amaya outlines recent court decisions involving race-based patient staffing requests and discrimination claims that resulted from honoring such requests.
In the article, "Immigration Attorney Cites Anxiety Over Next Steps in Federal Immigration Rules," featured in Memphis Daily News, attorney David Jones gives advice to employees and employers on the Trump immigration travel ban.
In the article "How Andrew Puzder Could Impact the New York Workforce as Labor Secretary," featured in the New York Business Journal, Seth Kaufman discusses what Puzder's proposed policies mean for New Yorkers.
In the article, "How would Neil Gorsuch rule on workplace law cases that come before the Supreme Court?" featured in Crain's Cleveland Business, attorney Andrew Moses discusses President Trump's recent nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court bench.
Recent surveys show employers lose over $100 million each year in wages due to employees taking time away from work for the Super Bowl. In the article "Don't Let the Super Bowl Deflate the Workplace," featured in the Vancouver SW Washington Business Journal, Alex Wheatley provides tips for employers and employees.
In the article "Employment Law 101: Wages," featured in Marijuana Venture, Alex Wheatley provides insight on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
In the article, "Flirting with Disaster: Today's Office Fling May Be Tomorrow's Court Filing," featured in the Daily Business Review, attorney Candice Pinares-Baez discusses workplace romances and and what employers should do proactively to avoid or reduce chances of legal matters.
In the article, "Workplace implications of Trump’s immigration ban," featured in Akron Legal News and The Daily News, attorney David Jones discusses the controversial executive order focusing on immigration issues signed by President Trump.
In the article, "Trump Immigration Ban Can Hurt Business, Workers," featured in Columbus Business First, attorney David Jones discusses the impact of the immigration order on the U.S. business sector, particularly in health care, technology, engineering and science.
Oregon’s Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) recently announced a new interpretation of overtime compensation rules that directly impacts Oregon breweries and brewpubs. Under the new guidance issued in December 2016, employees in “manufacturing establishments” must be paid overtime rates for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week and overtime rates for any hours in excess of 10 hours in any given day.
In the article, "Gorsuch is No Conservative Lapdog on Employment Front," featured in the Daily Business Review, attorney Charles Caulkins discusses the the president's selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court Bench.
In the article, "Romance at Work? Brew Up a Love Contract," featured in the Oregon Beer Growler, Chris Morehead discusses what a love contract is for employers in the craft beer industry. Not only does he explain what a love contract is, but also what are the key ingredients necessary in a love contract.
In the article, "Preparing for New Pay Equity Requirements," featured in Risk Management, attorneys Kathleen McLeod Caminiti and Sarah Wieselthier discuss the the revamped Employer Information Report, known as the EEO-1.
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In the article, “Freelancing in the Age of Unicorns: Understanding the Role of the Gig Economy in the Modern Workforce,” featured in HR Professionals Magazine, Attorney Rob Ratton discusses the challenges of the gig economy in a labor and employment legal structure designed to support a pre-internet workforce.
In the article, "Guest Blog: Managing Employee Absenteeism During Flu Season," featured in Columbus CEO, attorney Curtis Moore discusses the employment challenges that come with flu season.
In the article, "Legislature Active on Workplace Issues," featured in Sacramento Business Journal, attorney Benjamin Ebbink discusses the new proposals that are being introduced by California Legislature on the Labor and employment front in 2017.
In the article, "Sick and tired: Managing employee absenteeism during flu season," featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business, attorney Melissa Dials discusses the challenges employers are facing as they try to manage sickness in the workplace, particularly when it comes to employee absenteeism and avoiding the spread of influenza-like illness.
In the article, "Guest Blog: You're Hired: What Would Puzder's Selection as Labor Secretary Mean for Employers?" featured in Columbus CEO, attorney Mathew Parker, discusses the selection of Andrew Puzder as secretary of labor and what that mean for both our workforce and the economy if confirmed.
In the article, "Be Ready for Increased Focus on Pay Equity in 2017," featured in The OFCCP Digest on LocalJobNetwork.com, attorney Cheryl Behymer summarizes the five major developments that have evolved in the last several years following the Lilly Ledbetter Act that was signed into law by President Obama in 2009.
In Scott Schneider's article, "Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder," featured in Academic Leader, Scott discusses the autism spectrum, the legal obligations and how schools should handle accommodations.
In the article, "The Gift that Keeps on Giving," Rob Ratton provides insight for management and company leadership on how a supervisee might interpret a gift around Valentine's Day. He provides a few tips.
In the article "The Purge. The Gig Economy Is Here To Stay. Here's How To Manage" which was featured in Best Lawyers Global Business Edition, Rich Meneghello and Anne Milligan provide insight on how to manage the gig economy while waiting for the laws to catch up.
Rob Ratton's article "Let ex-employees eat cake: the power of civility to deter litigation" was featured in the Memphis Business Journal.
In the article, "Eight Reasons Why It's Time to Update Your Employee Policies," featured in Colorado Biz, attorney Sue Schaecher discusses the changes in employment law over the years leading the need for updating personnel policies.
In the article, "Protect Your Sales Force: Non-Competes Are on the Rise," featured in Medical Product Outsourcing, attorneys Kevin Burns and Michael R. Greco discuss factors to consider before they ask sales people to sign a non-compete agreement as well as best practices for utilizing restrictive covenants.
In Matt Simpson's article, "Did the New Cause of Action for Job Applicants Under The ADA Get Axed?" featured in Corporate Counselor, Matt discusses Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., 839 F.3d 958 (11th Cir. 2016).
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In the article, “To Comply or Not to Comply? How the DOL’s Overtime Rule, and the Court’s Decision to Suspend the Rule, May Affect Your Restaurant,” featured in the January 2017 WCR Newsletter, Attorneys Wendy McGuire Coats and Rochelle Nelson discuss the steps businesses should take following the ruling that bocked the United States Department of Labor's (DOL) rule to drastically increase the amount salaried workers would need to earn in order to be exempt from overtime requirements.
In the article, "Ringing in the New Year," featured in the September edition of Metro Atlanta Automobile Dealers Association's On the Move, Steven Ferenczy and Matt Simpson provide insight for employers on four important issues to keep an eye on in 2017.
In the article, "You’re Hired: What Would Puzder’s Selection as Labor Secretary Mean for Employers?" featured in Attorney at Law Magazine, attorney Sarah Moore discusses the future of the DOL and possible ramifications for both our workforce and the economy if Andrew Puzder is confirmed as Secretary of Labor.
In the article, "Office Holiday Parties: Naughty or Nice?," featured in The Daily News, Courtney Leyes provides tips for employers to be able to host a holiday function for their employees without starting 2017 off with a lawsuit.
Sarah Moore's article "How Will OSHA's New Regulations Impact Post-Accident Drug Testing?" was featured in the Cleveland edition of Attorney at Law Magazine.
Brittany Brantley's article "Don't Turn Your Office into 'Office Christmas Party'" was featured on Crain's Cleveland Business on December 13, 2016. She provides the following tips for employers to follow:
Brittany Brantley's article "Don't Turn Your Office into 'Office Christmas Party'" was featured on Ohio State Bar Association December 13, 2016. She provides the following tips for employers to follow:
In the article, "New York City Employers, Beware: Worker Protection Bills on Tap for 2017," featured on Lexology, Attorney Melissa Osipoff discusses six bills, introduced to the City Council on December 6, 2016, which strive to give retail and fast food employees more notice of and predictability in their schedules, while compensating them with extra pay for last-minute schedule changes.
In the article, “Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claims Under Title VII Won’t Be Dismissed,” featured in The Legal Intelligencer Todd Ewan and Benjamin Mann discuss the impact of a recent U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania decision expanding the scope of Title VII. They discuss how the court reached its decision and how the case fits into the big picture moving forward.
Jeff Barnes article "How the Texas Judge Blocking the New Overtime Rules Affects Your Company," was featured in the Houston Business Journal.
In the article, "How Your Workplace Scene Could Change Under New White House," featured in Columbus Business First, Kevin Hess examines the impact of a Trump administration on the nation's employers. He focuses on eight areas - immigration, labor relations, data security, U.S. Supreme Court, pay equity, employment leave, workplace safety and wage and hour.
In the article, "Holiday Parties: 3 Tips to Stay Off Santa's Naughty List," featured in Oregon Beer Growler magazine, Attorney Chris Morehead provides company holiday party tips for Craft Beer Industry (CBI) employers.
Martin Thompson's article, "2016 Roundup of Major State Labor & Employment Developments," featured in the December issue HR Professionals Magazine, summarizes big developments in the area of state employment laws covering Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.
In the article, “Paid Sick Leave Laws Challenging for Retail Employers,” featured on Chain Store Age, Associate Megan Walker discusses Paid Sick Leave laws spreading across several states and cities.
In the article, "Payala V. Wipro Offers Effective Class Litigation Strategy,' featured in Law360, attorney John Skousen discusses class action litigation and complex certification issues.
In the article, "Workplace Laws Most Important For Entrepreneurs And Emerging Companies In 2017," featured on Young Upstarts, attorney Jason Brown discusses some of the most common concerns that impact entrepreneurs and emerging companies.
In the article, "Education Under a Trump Presidency," featured in Akron Legal News, Sarah Moore and James Patrick examine what the Trump presidency means for educational institutions.