Labor and Employment Law

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HR 101: Don't suggest "No More Hysterectomies" to a woman on FMLA
Posted on 16 Jul 2012 by Eric Meyer

In my years of practicing employment law, I've drafted several employee handbooks and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) policies for employers. The policies I draft are thorough. But just the other week, it occurred to me that I should probably... Read More

NLRA, NLRB: Anticipated increased activity and requirements by the Board.
Posted on 3 Jan 2011 by Robert A. Martin

Anticipate a requirement by the National Labor Relations Board that employers post a notice about rights of employees, unionized or not, to discuss working conditions, pay, benefits unionization, safety, etc. These are not new rights, but apparently the... Read More

Employment Contracts (Whether You Like Them or Not)
Posted on 13 Aug 2014 by Lisa Stam

At the end of August, our new law firm will be half a year old. After a decade of practicing law in other peoples’ firms, I have to say, being the owner of the business is even better than I had expected. It’s not fewer hours, has just as... Read More

ADA’S Reasonable Accommodation Requirement Should Make Updating Job Descriptions an “Essential Function” for Human Resources Professionals
Posted on 25 Feb 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

by Ann Kontner It seems that as Human Resources professionals we have been inundated with information about the new definition of the term "disability" under the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008. Furthermore, it has been burned into... Read More

Start Off the Year With Both Reflection and Resolution
Posted on 5 Jan 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

by Allison B. Williams If you are like me, the changing of the calendar year is often a time to reflect on the past year and to set resolutions for the coming one. Not only is this a perfect opportunity to work on personal growth, but also to work... Read More