In an article published by Columbus Bar’s Lawyers Quarterly, Regional Managing Partner Steve Loewengart discusses how the pandemic has had – and will continue to have – a lasting impact on the business of law.
In his bylined article published in Construction Executive, Curtis Moore provides steps that construction employers should take to try to lessen the risk of their employees contracting the seasonal flu and COVID-19 this fall and winter.
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that state law ensures the enforceability of arbitration agreements with transportation workers, and in his bylined article published by SHRM, Jim Sullivan explained what New Jersey employers need to know about this latest development.
In his bylined article published by Law360, Steve Roppolo explains that Texas employers should avoid knee-jerk reactions to employee mask objections and engage in a meaningful discussion on a case-by-case basis.
In his article for Employee Benefit Plan Review, Phillips McWilliams outlines how employers should navigate the legal implications when employees refuse to work due to fear of COVID-19
In a bylined article published in Auto Dealer Today, Greg Grisham explains the importance of reviewing and updating employee handbooks to accurately reflect changes in the evolving legal landscape.
- How Can Healthcare Facilities “Flatten the Curve” of Impending COVID-19-Related Employment Litigation?7.16.20
As the global pandemic continues, a strong new wave of COVID-19 cases has emerged, this time accompanied by a groundswell of employment litigation, as hungry plaintiffs’ lawyers line up a host of claims that are directly or indirectly related to the pandemic. In an article published in Medical Journal Houston, Kevin Troutman explains the steps that hospitals, physician practices and other providers can take to flatten the curve of costs and disruptions that are likely to result from the impending legal onslaught.
In an article published by Law360, Mathew Parker discusses what action an employer can take in response to inflammatory comments posted online by their employees. He describes the outcome of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case that speaks to the issues at play in these situations, and he provides best practices employers should consider when addressing off-duty social media comments posted by their employees.
In their article for The Legal Intelligencer, Risa Boerner and Luke McDaniels explore privacy issues associated with the collection of new information in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an article published in the Memphis Business Journal, Greg Grisham explains what businesses need to know about the city’s “Face Covering/Mask Ordinance.”
In an article for CPO Magazine, Darcey Groden explores the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA) – or CCPA 2.0 – which qualified for the state’s November ballot in late June.
In a bylined article for Rock Road Recycle, Todd Logsdon and Paul Goatley break down OSHA’s COVID-19 enforcement priorities and remind employers that the shift will likely impact recordkeeping obligations.
In their article for Today’s General Counsel, Megan Walker and Megan Winter explore the new wave of employees entering the workforce -- “Generation Z.”
In their article for The New York Law Journal, Seth Kaufman and Justin Reiter outline seven specific steps companies can take to successfully defend complex wage and hour class/collective actions.
In a bylined article published in Medical Journal Houston, Pamela Williams describes current OSHA safety standards for the healthcare industry while also explaining what employers need to know if/when OSHA comes to inspect their facility during the pandemic.
Companies that survived the COVID-19 pandemic must prepare for a new wave of labor relations challenges in its wake. In an article published by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, Paul Goatley describes what manufacturers need to know to equip themselves to handle the new and growing threat of employees’ COVID-19 related concerns and demands.
In her article for the Daily Business Review, LaKisha Kinsey-Sallis explores how the wave of COVID-19-related litigation may also dredge up long-simmering employment conflicts unrelated to the pandemic. LaKisha showcases a recent case in Florida where an employee not only alleged improper access to PPE during the pandemic, but also brought forth claims unrelated to the current pandemic.
What can manufacturing employers do to help ensure a safe workplace and prevent their companies from falling victim to tragic accidents? In an article published by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, Executive Director of Fisher Phillips Safety Solutions, Robert Smith, and Louisville partner George Adams, explain that the best way for manufacturers to reduce workplace injuries is by ensuring that the new standard known as “ISO 45001” is part of the conversation.
In an article published by Construction Executive, Curtis Moore differentiates between paid and unpaid internships and cautions that “…industry employers must be careful in creating and implementing their unpaid internship programs so as not to run afoul of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or state-equivalent wage-and-hour laws.”
On April 21, 2020, Governor Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky’s businesses could begin returning to work under guidelines laid out in the “Healthy at Work” plan. In a bylined article published by KYSHRM, Ashby Angell discussed the plan’s general guidelines for all businesses as well as some of the industry-specific guidance tailored to the state’s manufacturing and distribution facilities.
In her article for HRDive, Samantha Bononno touches on the top three wage and hour questions employers may be fearful to ask when bringing their employees back to the office. She says employers face a minefield of wage and hour issues since employers had to quickly implement layoffs, furloughs and wage cuts in the wake of the pandemic
Wage and hour compliance is never easy for employers, but the COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated compliance efforts for almost every business in the country. Whether forcing a shift to remote work, causing reduced operations, or bringing about a complete shutdown, the coronavirus crisis has pushed many employers to the brink.
But as the nation endeavors to get back to business, the next challenge begins: Your wage and hour compliance efforts will be under scrutiny like never before, and the impact of any mistakes will be magnified. Here are the five biggest wage and hour mistakes employers should avoid in these unprecedented times.
- Seven Steps Healthcare Employers Should Take to Deal Effectively with Concerns and Anxiety Among Font-Line Workers5.21.20
In an article published in Medical Journal Houston, Kevin Troutman provides seven steps that healthcare employers can take to effectively address the concerns and anxiety that their front-line employees may have due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In her article for TLNT, Letitia Silas provides easy steps that workplace leaders can take to effectively manage remote teams and keep employees engaged.
In a bylined article for Law360, Lariza Hebert wrote about the expected employment litigation likely to stem from the COVID-19 crisis.
In their byline article for the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Steve Bernstein and Claire Meharg explore the top five workplace considerations employers should review before bringing employees back to the office.
In her article for California Lodging News, Miranda Watkins explores the brand-new set of labor and employment challenges for hotels looking to resume operations.