Employment Law

This month, #mattthelawyer is sharing some guided PowerPoint presentations on sexual harassment available to the public. This presentation series is a great resource that any business can share with their staff. This 17-minute guided presentation focuses on the reporting and investigation policies and procedures that go along with...

This month, #mattthelawyer would like to make some guided PowerPoint presentations on sexual harassment available to the public. This 15-minute presentation is a great free resource that any business can share with their staff. In this training presentation, you’ll learn about the definition of sexual...

One of the more interesting questions that I get as an attorney is what are the circumstances when an employee can be sanctioned, disciplined, or even terminated for off-duty conduct.  A couple of months ago I was at a networking event and someone was speaking about...

Recently I’ve done several talks related to employee manuals. The Maryland General Assembly has finished their work and a variety of laws have been passed, so we must go about the business of updating our clients’ handbooks. Side note, if you need your handbook to...

A received a fantastic piece of employment law advice recently from Penn Dodson, which I wanted to share with you all: Be Nice. A lot of times we focus on the law and eliminating risk, that we get wrapped up and forget that these are...

It is that time of the year. I don’t mean baseball -- I mean hiring summer interns.  I’m reminded of this because my colleague posted something that is important to remind people. Summer intern does not equal unpaid or free labor. In fact, in most situations,...

The United States Department of Labor is at it again. On April 1, of all days (no, it’s not a joke), the Department of Labor issued a proposed rulemaking on joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  First things first, what is a joint...

Here is a quick update on the overtime rules newly proposed by the United States Department of Labor. The notice of proposed rulemaking on overtime requirements (which is the first step of the Labor Department’s regulatory process) has been issued. Under the current enforced law dealing...

A couple of years ago, I freaked out some people when I started writing on changes made to overtime policies by the Department of Labor. After appropriately scaring everyone, it turned out that a federal judge in Texas gave several folks a big fat Christmas...

At the firm we often conduct research on multi-state operations. We happen to have a client who has multiple employees working from offices in different states, which represents a challenge when you’re dealing with cutting edge legal and policy matters. This year, one of the most...