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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

When I first started advising employers in the early 1990s, a common problem was the terminated employee who demanded to be paid for a large amount of unused vacation time. In recent years, employers have gotten much smarter when it comes to managing employee leave.

Managing the Modern Workplace

January 14, 2021
Event Recap
Event Recap

Managing the Modern Workplace

Election 2020

December 17, 2020
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Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

President-elect Joe Biden has laid out a range of employment-related initiatives, including goals that could significantly impact labor law, immigration, government contracting, employee safety, wage and hour, and other matters that affect the workplace.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Election 2020

December 15, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

While we are not willing to predict the outcome of next Tuesday’s election, we think that there is fair chance that 2020 will shatter voter participation records based on the number of early votes that have already been cast.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Election 2020

October 29, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Time will tell whether the current pandemic will result in a significant long-term shift towards remote working, but in the short- and medium-term, employers continue to grapple with issues that arise with employees working from home.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 23, 2020
Event Recap
Event Recap
Human rights risks have been highlighted as increasingly urgent priorities for businesses and investors over the past decade, and that urgency has been boosted even more by the challenges of the pandemic ...
September 30, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

While the U.S. continues to contend with the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, states and local jurisdictions have been easing stay-at-home restrictions and business closure orders in an effort to reopen the economy.

Published by Practical Law, August 10, 2020

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 29, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The rapidly increasing importance of a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance to its business value, has been a critical trend leading into 2020.

Published in CorpGov, September 24, 2020

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

September 23, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

As the presidential election draws closer and while remote work arrangements continue, employers may find that they have more opportunities to apply their social media policies in response to emotionally charged posts by employees.

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 17, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, the Washington Post reported that U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s former North Carolina–based company allegedly used company funds to reimburse employees for donations to federal and state political campaigns that DeJoy had asked them to make.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Election 2020

September 10, 2020
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Most employers reimburse their employees for money spent on meals, hotels and other expenses during work trips as business expenses, but few have given thought to reimbursing employees for employee costs incurred at home, including for internet, electricity, printer ink, etc., because those have traditionally been considered personal expenses.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

September 9, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

“[F]or the person who picks up our garbage, in the final analysis, is as significant as the physician, for if he doesn’t do his job, diseases are rampant. All labor has dignity.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

September 4, 2020