Federal Paid Time Off: Sen. Rubio’s Social Security Paid Leave Proposal.

Titled the Economic Security for New Parents Act, Senator Marco Rubio’s bill is the latest in a string of federal paid leave proposals.  According to Senator Rubio’s release, Senate Bill 3345 “reates an option for new parents to pull forward … Continue reading

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Could a single, nationwide paid sick leave law become a reality and cure a multi-jurisdictional employer’s woes? Maybe.

In light of the ever-growing number of states and local governments mandating paid sick leave requirements for private employers, some federal paid sick leave bills have been proposed. Some proponents have called for federal intervention to alleviate multijurisdictional employers from … Continue reading

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Does Your Employee Handbook Need a Makeover? Tips to Help Your Policies and Procedures Work for You

Employee handbooks, policy and procedure manuals, and other guidelines given to employees can be a very effective way for employers to communicate their expectations to their employees and show that an employee’s bad behavior was in violation of company policies.  … Continue reading

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What Your Company Can Learn From the Bryan Colangelo Twitter Debacle

Last week, a bizarre story broke regarding Bryan Colangelo, the general manager of the Phildelphia 76ers (a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association, for all of you non-sports types). According to published reports, Colangelo allegedly created and operated … Continue reading

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New Jersey Joins The Paid Sick Time Movement

On May 2, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed bill making New Jersey the 10th state to require employers to provide paid sick leave for employees. The law, which takes effect on October 29, 2018, requires employers to give workers one hour … Continue reading

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Can Employers Discover Social Media From a Plaintiff in a Harassment Suit? It Depends

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut denied in part an employer’s motion to compel the plaintiff to provide access to her social media accounts. The case, Marsteller v. Butterfield 8 Stamford LLC, involved sexual harassment under … Continue reading

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Forecasted Changes with a Republican NLRB

With the confirmation of William Emanuel by the Senate on September 25, 2017, the NLRB has a Republican majority. Democrat/union lawyer members had been in the majority for many years. Republican Marvin Kaplan had been confirmed by the Senate on … Continue reading

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Workplace New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Even if last year’s Christmas tree survived longer than your New Year’s Resolutions, there is still time to make workplace resolutions that you can actually keep. Here are just a few valuable projects to consider tackling in 2017. Handbook Revisions … Continue reading

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