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  • NBC News takes the unprecedented step to release its internal Matt Lauer harassment report
    Image by Max Goldberg via Wiki CommonsYesterday morning, NBC News released the complete report into its months long investigation of Matt Lauer.I was astounded by NBC’s transparency. It is extraordinarily rare for a private company…
    - 10 May 18, 11:21am -
  • Sympathetic does not always equal protected under the ADA
    Photo by Pexels on PixabayToday’s opinion is a lesson straight out of the school of hard knocks. No matter how sympathetic the plaintiff or how harrowing his plights, the law is the law and sometimes it’s just not on his side.When…
    - 9 May 18, 11:34am -
  • Should employers still test for marijuana?
    Photo by Michael Fischer from PexelsOhio’s medical marijuana program is set to be fully operational by September 2018. Ohio will join 28 other states, and the District of Columbia, in which doctors can legally prescribe marijuana to treat c…
    - 8 May 18, 11:49am -

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  • 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 -

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  • Are You Ready For Some “Football”? World Cup Fever Returns
    It’s been a long 8 years for fans of the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team (not nearly as long for fans of the amazing women’s team). But the World Cup begins on Sunday with the first match. In 2010, I did a post about how the World Cup would likely dis…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Nov 22, 9:59pm -
  • The AI You Use May Be The AI You Get Sued Over
    A few months ago, I wrote about how artificial intelligence was being introduced in the workplace. At the ABA Annual Labor & Employment Conference last week, a whole panel discussion was devoted to the legal ramifications of using artificial intell…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Nov 22, 12:19pm -
  • Managing Leaves of Absences with Deadlines and Triggers
    Last week, I attended the ABA Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference — something I’ve written about on this blog pre-pandemic (remember when?). There were many good programs and I’ll try to talk about some of the other topics in an upcoming…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Nov 22, 2:51am -

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  • Time Off to Vote Laws
    Tomorrow is election day! One more day to scroll past your Facebook friends' torrent of insufferable political posts.CNBC compiled a 50-state survey: A state-by-state guide to where you’re guaranteed paid time off for voting—and where you aren’…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Nov 22, 1:37pm -
  • DOL proposes new independent contractor rule
    Ah, one of the joys of being an employer (or employment lawyer) . . . the way the law just magically changes depending on who is president. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is 84 years old, and yet we still don't quite know how to determine who is…
    - 39 days ago, 17 Oct 22, 1:00pm -
  • NLRB Proposes New Joint Employer Rule
    Welp, this is one of those pendulum issues . . . it swings back and forth depending on the administration. Earlier this week, President Biden's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) (News Release | NPRM).…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Sep 22, 12:46pm -