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► 5 HR Trends That Will Shape the Future of Work

January 26, 2023

The pandemic reset long-established expectations about work, and employers and employees are still sorting out what it will mean over the long haul. It’s clear that employees overwhelmingly want more flexibility in the way they work, and they’ve demonstrated by the tens of millions ...

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► The Cost of Workplace Addiction

January 24, 2023

Alcohol and drug use on the job takes place far more often than you may think. A decade ago, a national study found that 63% of workers said they could acquire alcohol at work, bring alcohol into work, use alcohol on their breaks or during lunch, and even consume alcohol while working. Just ...

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► 2023 May Be the Year of the Big Return to the Office

January 20, 2023

The years 2020 through 2022 saw a fundamental shift in where people got their work done, as workers abandoned crowded offices in favor of the comfort of their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what will 2023 bring? COVID hasn’t entirely gone away, but restrictions are being eased or ...

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► SCOTUS to Decide Important Arbitration Question

January 17, 2023

You worked so hard on your arbitration agreement and its rollout. It required a lot of time, effort, and money. After it’s been implemented, a discrimination lawsuit is filed against you in federal court by an employee. Ah-ha! You ask the court to send the claim to arbitration, but the ...

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► New Year: Time to Update Your Handbook

January 12, 2023

A new year has arrived and it's a good time to review, revise, and update your employee handbooks to ensure legal compliance. Why? Handbooks that are out of date, have inaccurate information about current laws, or are poorly written will do more harm than good. If you don’t have an ...

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► 'Speak Out Act' Signed into Law

January 9, 2023

On December 7, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the Speak Out Act into law. One purpose of the Act is to empower survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment to come forward by nullifying the enforceability of predispute nondisclosure and nondisparagement contract clauses relating to ...

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► New Year's Resolutions Every Employer Should Make

January 6, 2023

As the new calendar year begins, many organizations are wisely asking, “What can we do to protect our business assets from an employment law perspective?” This is a great question, and the beginning of the year is the perfect time to take stock of existing policies and their ...

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► Pause and Think Before You Terminate Employees

December 27, 2022

While the unemployment rate continues to remain low, given the current potential for a recession or sustained economic downturn, more employers are firing employees. Some employers are also seeing more discrimination claims following terminations. It’s impossible to prevent all fired ...

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► Implement Good Reporting Policies and Harassment Procedures

December 20, 2022

After three years of litigation, a court in Nevada ruled in favor of Sbarro, LLC, in a $178 million lawsuit in which a former employee filed suit against the company for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, retaliation, and negligent retention. The former employee alleged she was repeatedly ...

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► Oh, Snow! Employment Issues and Bad Weather

December 15, 2022

Now is a good time to review which employment issues are affected by major weather events. Bundle up as we review workplace safety and wage and hour issues related to office snow days. Workplace Safety When a major storm approaches, the safety of your employees should be your number one ...

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