Jackson Lewis P.C. • January 27, 2020
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in a case of first impression, has developed a required framework for a district court to evaluate when a plaintiff asks the Court to authorize notice to putative class members who have entered into arbitration agreements with their employer.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • January 26, 2020
The Department of Transportation’s operating agencies have announced their random drug and alcohol testing rates for 2020. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has raised its random drug testing rate to 50% for 2020. All other random testing rates remain unchanged from 2019.
Littler Mendelson, P.C. • January 23, 2020
As we near two heavily followed sporting events—the Super Bowl and the March Madness NCAA basketball tournament—employers may notice flagging focus from employee fans. Because these events are popular and often available via streaming services, employees may be tempted to use work time and company resources to watch the events, place bets, or even take time off from work altogether. Here we examine these three possible areas of concern.
Fisher Phillips • January 21, 2020
Now that we know that the Kansas City Chiefs will be playing the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in a few weeks, it’s time to assess whether this annual American tradition will create any workplace issues for your organization. With over 110 million television viewers expected to tune in – including die-hard supporters, casual fans, and those only interested in the halftime show and the commercials – you can be sure that many of your employees will be spending Sunday, February 2 watching football.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • January 20, 2020
In 2019, as in previous years, most of the new labor and employment law legislation was enacted at the state and local level.
Jackson Lewis P.C. • January 20, 2020
In the final days of 2019, the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act (“TRACED Act”) was signed into law to combat the increasing number of illegal robocall practices and other intentional violations of telemarketing laws.
Nexsen Pruet • January 13, 2020
When the Feds Come Knockin'
Ogletree Deakins • January 10, 2020
Recruiting From Overlooked Employee Pools
There’s an App for That! Risks and Tips Regarding Digital Workplace Apps
Jackson Lewis P.C. • January 10, 2020
Websites play a vital role for organizations. They facilitate communication with consumers, constituents, patients, employees, and the general public. They project an organization’s image and promote goodwill, provide information about products and services and allow for their purchase. Websites also inform investors about performance, enable job seekers to view and apply for open positions, and accept questions and comments from visitors to the site or app, among many other activities and functionalities. Because of this vital role, websites have become an increasing subject of regulation making them a growing compliance concern.
Nexsen Pruet • January 09, 2020
For many years, employers in the Carolinas have prohibited drugs in the workplace and tested applicants and employees for illegal substances, such as marijuana. Recently, Congress and many states have enacted new laws regarding marijuana, covering everything from cultivation to consumption, for both medical and recreational reasons. Many states have legalized marijuana, while others have taken a more conservative approach and allowed the use of cannabidiol (CBD) products derived from industrial hemp. Employers in the Carolinas must consider how the recent changes in the law will impact them and recognize that more changes are likely—including the possibility that medical marijuana may soon become legal. To learn more about marijuana in the workplace, read this this article in S.C. Lawyer magazine.