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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Even with the economy starting to re-open, many businesses are still struggling to get back on track in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Managing the Modern Workplace

May 20, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Over the last two months, we have seen two new “Joint Employer” rules issued, the first in January, when the Department of Labor issued a new joint employer rule for Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) cases, previously discussed here.

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 10, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

What would you do if one morning you saw on the overtime volunteer list on your company bulletin board that an employee had handwritten across the top of the list the words “Whore Board?” I think I…

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 7, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As I’m sure many of you are intimately aware, communicating with coworkers via email is central to millions of employees’ roles in the modern workplace.

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 2, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

“…You will not talk about this investigation with your coworkers.” Or at least this is the first thing that many employers have long told employees who are interviewed in workplace investigations.

Managing the Modern Workplace

December 20, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Last Thursday, the NLRB approved a pair of workplace rules in a decision related to the protection of proprietary client and vendor lists and limits on who may speak to the media on the employer’s…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 18, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

One of the biggest complaints that you will hear from employers with unionized workforces is that it is so difficult to implement minor policy changes during the term of a collectively bargained…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 13, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Late last month , I wrote about how an employer balances its property rights against the rights of employees of third parties working on their worksite. The key takeaway from that blog post was that…

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 10, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The call usually comes with the sound of panic. My client is upset that some of its contractor’s employees are handing out leaflets to everyone onsite and doing so within the property lines of the…

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 29, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In many American workplaces, the union that represents the employees has been ensconced for decades.

Managing the Modern Workplace

August 22, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Most employers mandating arbitration agreements as a condition of employment do not intend to prevent employees from filing unfair labor charges with the National Labor Relations Board.

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 25, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In late May, the New York Times ran a grim story entitled “Rats are Taking Over New York City,” talking about the onslaught of rats in New York and other major cities. In fact, a record 17,353 rat…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 20, 2019