Daniel Perkin's article "Effective Workplace Investigations Introduction," was featured in the May 11, 2014 issue of Law Week Colorado.
Shayna Balch's for the Phoenix Business Journal on May 13, 2014.
As our world becomes more and more electronic and individuals become more accustomed to paying for goods and services with the swipe of a plastic card, both employers and employees are becoming attracted to pay cards.
Shayna Balch offered insight to the Phoenix Business Journal on hiring summer interns.
Christopher Stief's blog post "Philadelphia Local Minimum Wage Increase for City Contractors: Continuing Trend of Municipal," was featured on TLNT.com.
Employers are being stung by soaring health insurance premiums and desperately need to control their costs. Harmful behaviors, such as smoking, which contribute directly to higher medical bills are a natural target.
Texas, with its pro-business climate, has historically been a very good place for independent contractors. However, recent changes to the legal landscape across the U.S. have left many employers scratching their heads in amazement and re-examining the prerequisites of an “independent contractor,” including a significant number of cases that have examined whether exotic dancers qualify as employees or independent contractors.
Greg Hanscom and Christina Michael's article "Social Media's Effect on Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements," was featured on Human Resource Executive Online.
Pop quiz: Your company has a strict dress code, and you have always consistently held your employees to it. A new employee shows up for work one day blatantly violating the policy.
This article by Freedley Hunsicker Jr., was featured in The Legal Intelligencer on May 6, 2014.
Grace Horoupian and Tyler Rasmussen’s article “Taking the Sting Out of Workplace Romance,” was published in the Entertainment Human Resources Network newsletter.
Nearly every employer has adopted and enforced written policies regulating conduct in the workplace. However, few have taken the time to think about effective and lawful policies that regulate employee behavior after hours and outside the workplace.
Is Pennsylvania going to join the ranks of states and municipalities requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees?
Employers routinely offer departing employees separation agreements, whether as part of a reduction in force or in connection with an individual termination. These separation agreements typically include enhanced monetary benefits in exchange for a broad release of claims and promises not to sue.
Suhaill Machado wrote an article entitled “A Glance At What Obama's Nonretaliation Mandate May Mean,” for the Daily Business Review.
In this article, Shayna provides a few pointers to keep in mind when hiring and managing your employees to keep the IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor from launching an unwanted investigation.
David Lichtenberg and Amanda Caldwell created an article entitled “Your Practice Could Be At Risk Without A Legally Compliant Employee Handbook,” for Healio.com.
Cheryl Behymer's article entitled "Guiding Your Company Through OFCCP Compliance," was published by Inside Counsel.
The article entitled “EEOC Will Use Criminal Record Guidance on Title VII Claims,” was featured in the Labor and Employment Law Newsletter Volume 42, Issue 2, Winter 2014.
Guest blogger Shayna Balch provided insight on bullies in the workplace for the Phoenix Business Journal.
An article by Michael Elkon entitled “Best Practices For ‘Bring Your Own Device’ Policies,” was published in Risk Management Construction Executive Magazine and on Blog.SHRMAtlanta.org.
A blog posting by Eric Uhl and Jeffrey Fritz was published on TLNT.
An article by Stephen J. Roppolo was published in Employment Law 360 on April 18.
President Obama recently signed two executive orders changing the landscape of equal pay protections applicable to federal contractors.
Shayna Balch offered the Phoenix Business Journal tips for handling tattoos and piercings in the workplace.
Employers often adopt and enforce written policies regulating conduct at the workplace. Many employers expect that employees will follow their employment polices at all times, regardless of whether the employee is working at home or at work.
This article by Myra Creighton was first featured in Risk Management magazine.
Greg Ballew wrote an article for Kansas City about workplace harassment.
The U.S. Labor Department has issued a Final Rule re-stating the requirements for and limitations upon the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(15) "companionship exemption". The changes are effective in January 2015.
A blog post by Alice Wang for the Cross Border Employer blog was published on TLNT.com.
A centerpiece of President Obama’s current legislative agenda is raising the federal minimum wage.
An article entitled “Religious Garb and Grooming Practices in the Workplace: FAQs by the EEOC,” by Jeff Weintraub and Jennifer Riley was published in HR Professionals magazine.
Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal. She submitted an article on how the new medical marijuana law is leaving employers dazed and confused.
Blog post “The Disinformation Surrounding the “Tipped-Employee Minimum Wage,” was published on TLNT.com.
Mike Abcarian wrote an article for DallasHR on April 8, 2014.
Supervisors are supposed to set the tone, provide on-the-job training and consistently enforce safety processes. What happens when the supervisor is the one who breaks the rules?
I support OSHA’s temporary worker focus. Employers need to take more steps to ensure that temporary employees don’t fall through the cracks and do not receive adequate safety training, Howard wrote.
Popular support for unionization of college athletes grew out of legitimate safety concerns and recognition that some players may need stipends to supplement their scholarships, Kevin wrote.
Male locker rooms pride themselves on not being bastions of sensitivity. No topic is off limits. Having “good natured” fun at the expense of others is considered then norm within these walls.
Rich Meneghello’s article “Weighing Whether To Fight Unemployment Claims,” was featured on IdahoBusinessReview.com.
Howard Mavity wrote an article to explain why employers should take certain steps before and during an Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection.
Common sense would seem to indicate that an employer should not be able to fire an employee for doing or saying something away from the workplace and off the clock. Right? Well, not so fast, Jennifer explains. Employers may have more leeway than they (or their employees) realize.
We have long warned that one should not simply assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements.
Rick Grimaldi and Lori Armstrong Halber created an article entitled “Can Energy Really Equal Jobs? Only With Bipartisan Effort,” for Philadelphia.RegionsBusiness.com.
Some of the most valuable services we provide to our clients are preventive services aimed at helping them comply with employment laws. While stopping all employment claims may be impossible in the current business and political environment, a smart employer can do many things to avoid liability or at least minimize liability if they are sued.
Months after its April 2013 target date, the U.S. Labor Department issued its final rule restating the requirements for and limitations upon the “companionship exemption” in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) Section 13(a)(15). The changes are significant.
Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal on April 1, 2014.
No longer is the global market reserved for large-scale multinational corporations with thousands of employees. Even companies with fewer than 1,000 or 500 employees are expanding globally, the duo wrote.
On March 10, 2014, FINRA filed proposed Rule 2243 with the SEC. The proposed rule would require firms and registered reps to disclose certain financial incentives offered to reps in connection with a change in employment and would require firms to report information concerning the same subject to FINRA.