David Lichtenberg and Amanda Caldwell from the New Jersey office were co-authors for an article for Healio.com. The article provided insight on how to handle sick employees.
In recent months, many state and local governments have aggressively moved to raise the minimum wage. This week, the City of Seattle joined these ranks when its city council unanimously approved an ordinance raising the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, the highest for any metropolis in the country.
Rich Meneghello's article "Workplace battle lines are being challenged by NLRB" was featured on IdahoBusinessReview.com. Rich provided commentary on the potential impact of the NLRB taking up a new case involving Purple Communications, a technology company based outside of Sacramento, Calif., where a union organizing drive was taking place in 2012-2013.
You finally have decided to take the long overdue disciplinary action. Just before you do, the employee to be disciplined, possibly sensing what’s about to happen, makes a complaint of harassment.
Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal on June 3, 2014.
Mike Mitchell’s article “Dress Codes and Appearance Policies: Challenges Under Federal Legislation” was featured in Volume 33, Number 1 of The Health Care Manager.
Michael Elkon’s article entitled “Assault and Battery: An Emerging Trend in Employer/Employee Litigation,” was published by Society For Human Resource Management.
Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal on May 27, 2014.
Howard Mavity’s article “Staying Out of the Danger Zone,” was published in Vol. 23 Issue 5 of I Think Bigger.
Danielle Urban’s article “Three Tips to Protect Employees Overseas” was featured on Workforce.com.
An article by Joe Ambash entitled “Is the Northwestern Decision a Wake-Up Call for Higher Ed Institutions?” was published in The New England Journal of Higher Education.
Shayna Balch was a guest blogger for the Phoenix Business Journal.
Melody Rayl’s article “Time to Plan Ahead for a Minimum Wage Increase,” was published on Ithinkbigger.com.
A changing economy means staff have more options. Is your company poised to make the most of it?
According to Forbes, over 2.25 million employees quit their jobs in October 2013, the highest number since 2010. And not for the reasons you might think. The number one reason employees leave is not money, it is poor management.
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.