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New OSHA Guidance for Employers on COVID-19

Morgan StippelMarch 16, 2020
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, a pandemic. As of March 17,...

Wisconsin Bucks Trend, Permits Employers to Ask About Salary History

Justin LessnerMarch 3, 2020
State and local governments throughout the country have increasingly adopted laws and regulations that prohibit employers from inquiring about a...

Antidiscrimination Policies Alone Don’t Eliminate Employer Liability

Elizabeth StephensMarch 3, 2020
A recent report issued by the National Guard Bureau’s Judge Advocate in the Office of Complex Investigations (NGB-JA/OCI) found the...

When is Public Employee’s Speech Protected? Court Sides with Phone-Sex Memoir’s Author

Kristin PierreMarch 2, 2020
In a recent decision from the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Illinois, Indiana, and...

DOL Issues Final Rule on Joint Employer Status Under FLSA

Saul GlazerMarch 2, 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the final rule concerning joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act...

Proposed U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) National Release Reporting Regulations

Don Gallo, Sean FryeFebruary 26, 2020
When disaster or the unexpected strikes a business, such as an oil spill or a hazardous substance release, it is...

When ‘Regular Rate’ Isn’t So Regular: 4 Common Mistakes in Calculating Overtime Pay

Leslie SammonFebruary 11, 2020
Many employers make the mistake of assuming an employee’s overtime pay rate is simply the person’s hourly rate multiplied by...

What to Expect When They’re Expecting: Leave Policies for New Fathers

Danielle TierneyFebruary 10, 2020
With the movement toward a more equitable distribution of family duties in two-parent households, the traditional discrepancies between lengths of...

Business Contract Boilerplate – Ignore it at Your Own Risk

Dave McCormackFebruary 10, 2020
When it comes to the fine print in contracts, many are too busy to read it or assume that they...