In Rich Meneghello's article "OP-ED: Oregon Legislature May Choose to ‘Ban the Box’" featured in DJC Oregon, he discusses how if some Oregon legislators have their way, employers will soon be limited in their ability to seek a full and thorough review of job applicants' history during the hiring process.
Ed Harold’s article "Legal Lessons from Starbucks’ Race Together Campaign" was featured in Risk Management Monitor provides employers with some steps they can take to be better prepared.
Chris Hoffman and Collin Cook’s article "California Labor and Employment Law Developments in 2015" featured in the OC Dealer addresses topics regarding California's Mandatory Paid Sick Leave.
Rick Grimaldi and Lori Halber’s article “What it Takes to Succeed as a Small Business” was featured in Region’s Business on March 25, 2015.
Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal. Her article "Five Hiring Practices Every Employer Should Master" provides information to help employers recruit and hire good employees.
In the article "7 Key Steps to Ensure Compliance in Staff Reductions" which was featured in Texas Lawyer, Steve Roppolo outlines what employers should consider to minimize liability shoud a reduction in-force be on the horizon.
Mike Abcarian discusses the current exemption requirements and the potential outcomes of implementing DOL’s new rules in his article "The Impact FLSA's Overhaul Has on Exempt Employees" featured in Texas Lawyer.
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to join the Senate and send a resolution to President Obama blocking the National Labor Relations Board’s Quickie Election Rule, implemented on Dec. 12, 2014 and scheduled to take effect next month, on April 14, 2015.
In the article "The Mad March Dash for H-1B Visas" featured in Inside Counsel, Scott Fanning brings awareness to common pitfalls that affect H-1B petitions.
Jeff Mandel’s article “March Madness: 5 Reasons Office Pools Could Land Your Firm in Hot Water” was featured in the Orlando Business Journal.
Lonnie Giamela and John Mavros' article,"What You Should Know Before Monitoring Your Employees and Guests" was featured in the Hotel Executive.
Fisher Phillips is monitoring the resurgence of Measles and will be updating the resource center on a regular basis. The materials on this page have been generated from Fisher Phillips attorneys and other reliable sources to address the rising concerns of employers regarding Measles.
In her article "After Measles Outbreak, Should Employers Require Vaccinations? featured in the Daily Business Review, Lisa McGlynn discusses whether or not employers should require employees to be vaccinated after the measles outbreak dies down.
Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal on March 10, 2015.
Steve Miller’s article “Rauner Draws Battle Lines with Executive Order” was featured in Chicago Daily Law on March 9, 2015.
In the article "Don’t Give Employees the Mark of the Beast" featured in The Daily Record, Rich Meneghello discusses an employer in West Virginia that ignored this advice and recently found itself on the wrong side of a $150,000 jury verdict.
In the modern workplace, the pitfalls of a sexual harassment claim for a company are often obvious and problematic. Surprisingly, despite the risks of adverse public exposure, an expensive monetary judgment, and the potential award of attorney fees, many businesses have yet to prepare for and properly address this phenomenon.
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Courtney Leye’s article "To Don and to Doff? What are Union and Non-Union Employers’ Liability Under the Fair Labor Standards Act?" featured in HR Professionals Magazine provides employers with a road map to attempt to eliminate the guesswork for both union and non-union employers.
Chris Boman and Boris Sorsher's article "Employee or Independent Contractor? Why it Matters to Your Dental Practice" was featured in Dentistry iQ.
Shayna Balch's article "Employee Security Screening Procedures: What Employers Need to Know" featured in the Phoenix Business Journal discusses what employers should consider if they mandate employees go through a screening process before and/or after their shift.
Jeff Savarise and Tim Weatherholt’s article “Limits to the Class Action Device: The Kentucky Wages and Hours Act Does Not Permit a Class Action” was featured in the Kentucky Law Journal.
Jennifer Sandberg’s article "The Legality of Employee Pay Cards" was featured in Legal Notes. She discusses the benefits and risks associated with employee pay cards.
In the article "Connected Employees Pose Many Problems” featured in Business Connection," Jim provides employers with three steps they should take to avoid potential legal headaches.
Mike Abcarian and Kevin Troutman provide some helpful guidelines regarding employee monitoring in their article "Monitoring Employees: How Far Can You Go" featured in the State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel 2015 Winter Newsletter.
Expectations are that the U.S. Labor Department’s proposed regulations re-defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act‘s executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions will be released in the next few weeks, if not within days.
Chris Boman and Ryan Wheeler’s article “Chipping Away at Employer Flexibility, One Ride at a Time” was featured in the Daily Journal on February 25, 2015.
In the article "Employment Law Changes to Deal with in 2015” which was featured in The Kansas City Star, Jim Holland touches on four areas employers need to be prepared for.
Shayna Balch's article "Flexible Leave Policies: Is Your Business ADA Compliant?" featured in the Phoenix Business Journal provides employers with tips on things they should consider to avoid potential legal pitfalls.
Scott Schneider’s article “The Rise of In-House Counsel within College Athletics Departments” was featured on Safety Outlook on February 23, 2015.
According to some studies, more than 90 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks for some job applicants and more than 70 percent of employers conduct background checks on all potential new hires.
A recent post appearing on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog begins, “The federal tipped minimum wage has been $2.13/hour since 1991. That’s right – it’s been the same for nearly a quarter century.”
Fisher Phillips Measles FAQ for Educational Institutions
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In the Phoenix Business Journal article "Cyberbullying in the School Yard: Is Your District Prepared?," Shayna Balch addresses how to keep schools free of violence and help minimize potential legal claims that can result from a lack of cyberbullying prevention.
Howard Mavity’s article “Are You In Compliance With OSHA’S Expanded Injury Recordkeeping and Reporting Rules?” was featured in the February 2015 issue of Entertainment Human Resources Network.
Scott Schneider’s article “It's Time to Review Your Adjunct Employment Policies” was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 16, 2015.
Josh Viau’s article "ADA : Employee Records" featured on 4-Traders provides five questions for employers to ask, and answer, about what to keep, how to keep it, and when to shred it.
In the article "Employers Can Show Concern About Measles” which was featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Howard Mavity addresses the rising concerns of employers regarding the resurgence of Measles in the workplace.
David Monks discusses the top five personnel mistakes an entrepreneur can make in his article "The Top 5 Personnel Mistakes that a Startup Can Make" featured in Times of San Diego.
In the article, "50 Shades of Grey in the Workplace?" featured in the Phoenix Business Journal, Shayna Balch discusses why HR manager should implement an official "Love Contract" policy.
Lonnie Giamela and John Mavro's article "White Collar Exemptions and Why Job Descriptions are Essential" was featured on Hotel Executive.
Unlimited vacation policies are becoming increasingly prevalent and worth considering. However, as described in this article, legal counsel will note that there should certainly be rules that apply to an unlimited vacation policy.
Lisa McGlynn’s article “Is Your Employee Handbook Up To Date?” was featured in the Daily Business Review on February 6, 2015.
Howard Mavity's article "What to Avoid to Keep From Getting Sued Over Your HR & Safety Policies" originally appeared on TLNT.
A number of state and local laws promising additional rights for retail employees are slated to go into effect in 2015, significantly changing the employment law landscape for retailers.
Rich Meneghello’s article “Starbucks Allows Visible Tattoos; Who’s Next?” was featured in DJC Oregon on February 5, 2015.
Rick Grimaldi and Lori Halber’s article “How Do You Define What’s Workplace Appropriate?” was featured in Region’s Business on February 5, 2015.
Shayna Balch provides employers with tips to keep in mind when drafting a firearms policy in her Phoenix Business Journal article "Employees with Guns: What Employers Need to Know."
U.S. Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil reportedly has said that the Division is “looking very actively at” the question of whether workers should be legally entitled to “predictable scheduling.”