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Ohio Employer's Law Blog

  • 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…
    - 36 days ago, 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 -
  • Grow Your Sales Using Facebook Lookalike Audiences
    Let’s talk about your ideal subscriber. We’ll call her Sally. She has all the traits of a real top performer when it comes to your mailing lists. She opens nearly every email, clicks your links  regularly, offers feedback when requested, and has…
    - 28 Nov 17, 2:54pm -

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

  • The “Opportunities” in the CHRO – Kids Court Essay Competition 2018
    The Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities can sometimes be seen as an easy punching bag by legislators, employees, employers and employment law attorneys. But there’s one area that has been an unequivocal success and where you won’t see al…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 1:38pm -
  • The Dark Side of Bowling Alleys and Shoe Shining Establishments
    If you ever read the state labor laws (wait, you haven’t?), you sometimes come across provisions that seem like they were written for another generation. And indeed, they were. Take, for example, Conn. Gen. Stat. 31-23.  It prohibits children und…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 12:24pm -
  • Suicide and the Workplace – Shining a Light on a Unspoken Issue
    It was the last semester of my senior year in college – right after Spring Break – when I heard the news that would forever shape my views on mental illness. A friend and fellow editor of the college newspaper I worked for, Steven Ochs jumped to…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 11:29am -

FMLA Insights

Labor Relations Today

Lawffice Space

  • newPennDOT Employee's Facebook Rant Receives Constitutional Protection
    The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion applying the First Amendment to a Facebook rant in Carr v. Commw. Dept. of Trans.A PennDOT road worker posted this to a Facebook group:Rant: can we acknowledge the horrible school bus drivers?…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 12:24pm -
  • Quoted in HR Dive on Arbitration (Plus Additional Commentary)
    Important information from the Lawffice Space Department of Important Information: HR Dive quoted me extensively in Lisa Burden's article, Employers Shouldn't Rush to Adopt Arbitration Agreements in Light of 'Epic,' Experts Say. It's a good article w…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 12:16pm -
  • Some Thoughts on Masterpiece Cakeshop
    By now, you have probably already heard that the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This is the case where the bakery refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, and was charged wit…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 7:17pm -

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 -