New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released!

Happy Friday! I just released a brand new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast! Today’s episode looks at things that make you go “hmmm”, such as:

  • Instituting a 4-day workweek?
  • An outright/permanent ban on arbitration agreements?
  • Office gossip = discrimination?
  • Hairstyle as a protected characteristic?
  • An offensive statement is offensive from a supervisor, but not from a co-worker?
  • [TEASER ALERT: The latest update on the US DOL’s new overtime rule….?]

If you are not already a subscriber to my “Employment Law Now” podcast, and haven’t received today’s newest episode automatically, here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get any of the past 40 archived episodes):

  1. The episode and podcast is on iTunes HERE.
  2. The episode and podcast is also on my dedicated web site HERE.

Have a great weekend, and thank you for listening.

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Back-To-Back Special Podcast Episodes of “Employment Law Now”

Have you missed them?!   If so, there’s still time to listen to the back-to-back special podcast episodes I just released over the past 7 days:

Episode 39 (February 7th): To celebrate my 2nd anniversary of this podcast, I talk with my very first guest from two years ago – Cozen partner, Howard Schweitzer – about what is going on in Washington DC and the impact the current state of politics is having on employers. I also note the EEOC’s latest guidance to employers regarding the recent government shutdown.

Episode 40 (Today): To commemorate Valentine’s Day, I talk about the pros and cons of employers entering into love contracts with employees.

My podcast is still free to subscribe, download and listen. If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received these episodes automatically (what are you waiting for, I said it’s free!!), here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get any of the 40 archived episodes):

  1. The episode and podcast is on iTunes here.
  2. The episode and podcast is also on my dedicated web site here.

Thank you for listening.

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New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released!

Good morning – I just released a brand new “Employment Law Now” podcast episode!   In today’s episode, I talk with my Cozen partner, David Barron, about what employers should consider when it comes to employee marijuana use, and also discuss two significant developments from the NLRB on independent contractors and individual employee gripes in the workplace.

My podcast is still free to subscribe, download and listen. If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received today’s newest episode automatically (what are you waiting for, I said it’s free!!), here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get any of the past 37 archived episodes):

  1. The episode and podcast is on iTunes here.
  2. The episode and podcast is also on my dedicated web site here.

Thank you for listening.

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CONFUSION – (NEW) New York Sexual Harassment Training Requirements and (NEW) Joint Employer Rule?

I just released a brand new “Employment Law Now” podcast episode!

Are you interested in hearing about:

  • The NEW (some would say, onerous) sexual harassment training and policy requirements imposed in New York State and New York City?
  • The NEW joint employer rule that was just announced?

Then this is the place to be. My “Employment Law Now” podcast is still free to subscribe, download and listen. If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received today’s newest episode automatically (what are you waiting for, I said it’s free!!), here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get any of the past 34 archived episodes):

  1. The episode and podcast is on iTunes HERE.
  2. The episode and podcast is also on my dedicated web site HERE.

Thank you very much.   Mike

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New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode Released

WE’RE BACK…….!

After some technical glitches and related issues kept us off the airwaves since our last episode right before Memorial Day, I have just released a brand new “Employment Law Now” podcast episode. Today’s episode looks at the top 10 labor/employment developments from the Summer of 2018 that you may have missed.  Among the issues discussed:

  • Employees secretly recording the workplace
  • New non-compete legislation
  • The unstoppable #MeToo movement
  • New FMLA forms, new FLSA opinion letters
  • Telling your employees what they can and can’t eat

We are BACK to new episodes twice a month, and BACK to it still being free to subscribe, download and listen. If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received today’s newest episode automatically (what are you waiting for, I said it’s free!!), here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get any of the past 33 archived episodes):

  1. The episode and podcast is on iTunes HERE.
  2. The episode and podcast is also on my dedicated web site HERE.

Thank you very much.   Mike

 

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New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode

Are you concerned about the Superbowl creeping into your workplace this week? Wondering how the new tax reform impacts your company’s ability to settle sexual harassment cases? Concerned about newly-threatened criminal exposure for entering into certain of your restrictive covenants, and the extent to which religious discrimination theories may expand?  Today’s brand new podcast episode attempts to address all of that in under 30 minutes.

If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received today’s new episode automatically, here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get archived episodes):

  1. The episode is on iTunes HERE.
  2. The episode is also on my dedicated web site HERE.

Thank you for listening.

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New Year, New Podcast Episode – “Employment Law Now”

I hope you had a terrific holiday and New Year! For my first new episode of 2018 – released just this morning – I offer a Top 10 list of New Year’s resolutions for employers to consider.

If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received today’s new episode automatically, here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get archived episodes):

  1. The episode is on iTunes HERE.
  2. The episode is also on my dedicated web site HERE.

Thank you for listening.

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Final 2017 Podcast Episode – “Employment Law Now”

My final 2017 episode of “Employment Law Now” has just been released. Today’s episode takes a quick look back at the topics and guests from Volume 1 in 2017, and somehow ties former President Clinton to today’s operative premise in employer/employee relations.

If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received today’s new episode automatically, here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get archived episodes):

  1. The episode is on iTunes HERE.
  2. The episode is also on my dedicated web site HERE.

I hope to continue to provide useful, and sometimes entertaining, information to you and your companies in 2018. Have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year, and thank you very much for listening.

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Breaking NLRB Update – New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode

Did you think that 2017 would end quietly in the labor/employment world? As you all continue to wind down another year, the NLRB has spent the month of December issuing some stunning decisions that reverse Obama administration precedent and that will significantly impact employers and employees in 2018, whether unionized or not. Today’s new “Employment Law Now” podcast episode offers an extensive interview with the NLRB’s former Associate General Counsel (and current Cozen attorney) Barry Kearney to walk you through the big decisions from the past few weeks.

If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received today’s new episode automatically, here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get archived episodes):

  1. The episode is on iTunes HERE.
  2. The episode is also on my dedicated web site HERE.

Thank you for listening, and I hope you have a healthy and happy holiday and New Year.

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New “Employment Law Now” Podcast Episode

A new episode of my “Employment Law Now” podcast has just been released: The benefits of (knowing) benefits. From tax and health care reform, to employee wellness programs, to handheld electronic devices, why should your company be interested in today’s hot benefits issues as we approach the start of a new year? Joining today’s episode is a roundtable of benefits attorneys who answer that question.

If you are not already a subscriber, and haven’t received today’s new episode automatically, here’s where you can find it and subscribe (and also get archived episodes):

  1. The episode is on iTunes HERE.
  2. The episode is also on my dedicated web site HERE.

Thank you for listening.

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Social Media Employment Law Blog is devoted to the interplay between social media and employment law, an extremely topical and significant area of law for employers in this new technology era. Published and edited by Michael Schmidt, Vice Chair of the Labor & Employment Department, Mike concentrates in representing management in all facets of employment law and has been frequently quoted on employment law topics, and is regularly interviewed by trade publications and national journals for his opinions on legal trends.
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