Archive for the ‘Labor & Employment’ Category
On Wednesday, May 22, I presented a seminar entitled, “How to Properly Conduct Workplace Investigations,” to 3 groups of more than 30 people. We discussed how important it is to be meticulous in your investigation and the step-by-step process to ensure your investigation is complete and timely.
If you have any questions about conducting workplace investigations, or any other HR related issues, please contact me at email@example.com.
Hiring a new employee? If so, you want to obtain all the information reasonably possible, but beware, as there are a number of rules all employers should keep in mind when going through the hiring process. Please click here to read an article I authored for Lehigh Valley Woman, where I discuss tips on making sure your employment application and interview questions are legal.
For more information about employment interviews or other labor and employment issues, please contact Jeff Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On January 28th I was interviewed by WFMZ 69 News on the hot topic, “Can Social Media Postings Cost You Your Job?” where I discuss the issues for both employers and employees on job-related social media postings. Click here to read the article and view the video. Please email me at email@example.com to discuss social media in the workplace or other labor and employment issues.
On November 14, 2012, our Labor & Employment Group will present Employment Law According to Seinfeld. I, along with my colleagues Jeffrey Stewart and Edward Easterly, will review the handling of all employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline issues, and employee termination, from the point of view of Seinfeld characters. This program has been approved for 1 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
For more information about labor and employment law, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On October 17, 2012, our Labor & Employment Group will present Protecting Confidential and Proprietary Information. I, along with my colleagues Jeffrey Stewart and Edward Easterly, will review non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure forms, and state and federal laws protecting proprietary information, including the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act. This program has been approved for 1 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
For more information about labor and employment law, please contact George Hlavac at email@example.com.
On September 19, 2012, the Labor & Employment Group of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will host a seminar entitled Recent Labor and Employment Law Developments. This seminar will highlight recent legal decisions affecting human resource professionals and business owners including: the impact of the Health Care Reform Act, decisions regarding social media, revised EEOC guidelines, new FMLA forms, proposed regulations affecting wage and hour requirements and affirmative action requirements, and cases involving discrimination, harassment, employee privacy and medical leave. This program has been approved for 1 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Read the rest of this entry »
Last August, the National Labor Relations Board announced that effective November 14, 2011, all private-sector employers would be required to post an “employee rights notice” where other workplace notices are typically posted. This notice, similar to one that federal contractors are currently required to post, would inform employees of their viagra pills rights to organize in a union and to bargain collectively. Employers who customarily put personnel policy notices on an intranet would be required to put this information on the intranet as well.
The NLRB has twice delayed the implementation date for the new-posting rule, initially to January 31, 2012, then to April 30, 2012. While there is no need to throw a parade in its honor, the NLRB has once again postponed the implementation date.
On April 25, 2012, attorneys from our Labor & Employment Group will present Navigating the ADA’s Accommodation Requirements. George Hlavac and Jeffrey Stewart will review the responsibilities of employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This presentation is for human resources professionals interested in timely legal developments and managerial concerns in labor and employment law. This program has been approved for 1 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Due to the popularity of these seminars, our April lunch session is filled. At present, however, there are a few remaining seats for the breakfast session. For more information about attending this seminar please contact Cady Darago at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An article that Edward Easterly and I authored was featured in the February issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel entitled “Social Media Landmines: The Impact on Employers.” In the article, we discuss labor & employment issues in the online setting, including the National Labor Relations Board’s stance on employees’ cyber activities, how to properly monitor employees’ online activity, social media policy guidance, and the pros and cons of using social media as a screening tool. Please click on the link below to read the article.
President Barack Obama made three more recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board today. The appointments to the NLRB are Sharon Block, currently deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the Department of Labor; Terenc
e Flynn, now the chief counsel to NLRB member Brian Hayes; and Richard Griffin, general counsel for the International Union of Operating Engineers.