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Ohio Employer's Law Blog

  • Tips for Promoting Holiday Marketing with Email
    Every year the holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier with more and more competition. The holidays provide a great opportunity to connect with customers both new and old, but how do you get them through the door (or into their inbox)? If y…
    - 32 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 8:39pm -
  • GDPR: Email Marketing Compliance Update and FAQs
    As you are no doubt aware, the EU’s GDPR regulations come into force May 25th. These are a big deal, and affect every online web site, regardless of whether the site or the business it serves is in Europe. A great way to think about GDPR is that it…
    - 14 May 18, 5:46pm -
  • 4 Tags to Help You Send Better Emails
      On a regular old Tuesday afternoon, two emails show up in Drew’s inbox, both from a software developer, and both to deliver an update on a popular graphic design tool. The first email, sent to an entire email list, starts off:     The second e…
    - 27 Feb 18, 2:53pm -

The Employer's Lawyer

  • When Rhetoric Comes to Town
    By now, if you haven’t heard about Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims and his plan to prevent Muslims from entering the country, as well as the vehement support he is receiving from an astonishing number of people, you may be living under a roc…
    - 9 Dec 15, 7:44pm -
  • Beware the FMLA Equitable Estoppel Claim
    Imagine that your company has 40 employees, one of whom is subject to hospitalization for a medical condition and requires surgery. He is out of work for several weeks and in his absence, the company realizes that it gets along fine without him. As a…
    - 10 Nov 15, 2:23pm -
  • Don’t Bet on the Jury Verdict
    As some of those who follow me on Twitter know, I had jury duty in September. Like most people, it wasn’t something I was looking forward to (and I even tried to get out of it on the basis that no one would pick a lawyer for a jury). Well, it turn…
    - 5 Nov 15, 2:55pm -

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

  • newIs Your Workplace Prepared for Layoffs?
    In the last few months, I’ve had some inquiries from employers asking about resources for layoffs. Yawn. Everyone remembers the layoffs of the recession, right? Actually no, as it turns out. In the ten years since the last great round of layoffs, t…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 12:40pm -
  • Infertility – Must Employers Provide Accommodations to Employees Trying to Get Pregnant?
    Lawyers love their cocktail chatter. And at a recent bar event, an interesting hypothetical came up among lawyers: Suppose an employee is trying to get pregnant and is thinking about infertility treatments.  She’s considering time off for rest, an…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 2:24pm -
  • For First Time, Court Protects Medical Marijuana Patient from Discrimination
    One of the benefits of writing a blog as long as I have is that you get to track the progress of a law or legal development over a number of years. It was back in 2012, for example, that I first provided a comprehensive summary of a new medical marij…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 12:12am -

FMLA Insights

Labor Relations Today

Lawffice Space

  • SCOTUS kicks off new season with ADEA case
    On Monday, the Supreme Court kicked off its new season with only 8 Justices (with a 9th possibly, maybe, on the way). The Court heard oral arguments in Mt. Lemmon Fire Dist. v. Guido (transcript here). The case presents an interesting ADEA issue.Gene…
    - 10 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 12:36pm -
  • NLRB Proposes Rule for Joint-Employment
    Not official use.Sometimes, two distinct entities share a relationship with the same workers. For example, when you walk into a fast food place - those workers are most likely employed by the local franchise, not the big national fast food corporatio…
    - 25 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 12:49pm -
  • PHRC: Pennsylvania law prohibits sexual orientation discrimination
    Here in Pennsylvania, we have a workplace anti-discrimination law called the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). It's a lot like the federal laws (Title VII, ADA, ADEA). One notable distinction is that the PHRA applies to employers with 4 or mor…
    - 54 days ago, 20 Aug 18, 12:17pm -

Employment Law Navigator

  • Thanks, and so long…
    After 3 great years, the Employment Law Navigator is coming to an end. We’ve had fun, and we hope our posts have been helpful. Our sincere thanks to our contributors and to Zelle’s superb Marketing Director Dan Gruber, who picked our art, caug…
    - 28 Jul 17, 6:38pm -
  • That is SO last week
    Last week, HR Dive reported on a Washington federal court’s June order requiring that a public employer pay $1.8 million to a terminated employee.  The worker was fired when she failed a drug test due to her lawful use of prescription drugs, test…
    - 24 Jul 17, 7:29pm -
  • That Critical First Response to Harassment Complaints: Stage 2
    Last week, we wroteabout the importance of “first responders” who receive complaints of workplace harassment, and provided tips on how they should prepare for and react to complaints.  This week, we continue to focus on the early stages of the c…
    - 20 Jul 17, 5:43pm -