In late December of 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (the “Act”), which was part of the larger Securing a Strong Retirement Act, became law. Approximately ninety provisions in the Act affect qualified retirement plans. The Act has beenContinue Reading The SECURE Act 2.0 Makes Major Changes to Retirement Plan Law
DOL Issues Important Opinion Letter on FMLA
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a public opinion letter on February 9, 2023, in response to an employer’s inquiry about an employee’s inability to work more than an eight-hour day due to a Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) qualifying…Continue Reading DOL Issues Important Opinion Letter on FMLA
2022 in Review: The 5 Most Popular Employment Law Topics We Covered This Year
As 2022 is coming to a close, we’ve rounded up the top five most popular topics from our employment law blog over the past year. Take a look back with us!
1. Conducting a Workplace Investigation
Given that every employee…Continue Reading 2022 in Review: The 5 Most Popular Employment Law Topics We Covered This Year
Supreme Court Finds Title VII Prohibits LGBTQ Discrimination
On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court momentously ruled that federal law designed to prevent discrimination in the workplace protects gay, lesbian and transgender employees. In Bostock v. Clayton County, the Court held that individuals who…
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Spooky HR Issues
Check out the Survive HR Podcast, “Spooky HR Issues,” and catch Perry MacLennan and Chris Gantt-Sorenson offering some compliance tips for employers for any office Halloween celebrations. Listen to the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or click the…
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Retaliation Claims Can Arise Long After Employment Relationship Ends
A recent Pennsylvania case provides a good reminder that retaliation claims can arise long after an employee is no longer employed and that employers need to keep potential retaliation claims in mind when responding to reference checks on former employees.
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Key Takeaways from OSHA’s New Drone Initiative
In our recent employment law seminar, we discussed OSHA’s new drone initiative and how the use of drones will impact HR. Here are some key takeaways regarding drone usage.
- In 2018, OSHA reportedly used drones with cameras to conduct at
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How to Manage Employees Who Are Authorized to Post on Company Social Media Accounts
In our recent employment law seminar, we discussed how to manage employees who are authorized to post on the company’s social media accounts. Here are some key points to focus on when allowing employees access to your company’s social media…
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U.S. DOJ Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against California Agricultural Company
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it reached a settlement with an agricultural company located in California. The settlement concludes an investigation into whether the company discriminated against workers based on their legal status in violation of the…
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Duty of Care Owed To Employee Subjected To Drug Testing
On March 20, 2019, the South Carolina Supreme Court recognized that a drug testing laboratory owes a duty of care to an employee who is subjected to drug testing in the employment context.
In Shaw v. Psychemedics Corporation, an…
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