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NLRB Joint-Employer Rule Restores “Substantial Direct and Immediate Control” Test

by A. John Harper III, Michael J. Lotito, Maury Baskin, Art Carter & Jim Paretti
On February 25, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board released its long-awaited final rule regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The final rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2020, and...

What to Do When an Employee Threatens Suicide?

by Adam Fiss
One of our employees told a coworker that she is very depressed and contemplating suicide. The coworker feels this is a serious, and potentially imminent, situation and immediately reported her concerns to us. What should we do to help our employee get the help she...

I am Eligible for FMLA Leave. Now What?

by Jeff Nowak
A few weeks back, I celebrated my one-year anniversary at Littler. You know what that means, right? I’m F-M-L-A eligible, baby! Now that I am eligible to take job-protected leave [picture the heavens opening up and the sun shining down on my face], I’m salivating over...

Bloomberg is right about NDAs

by Robin Shea
(Not a political endorsement.) As you know, this blog is non-partisan, even if it kills us. But I couldn’t help feeling sorry for Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday night when his fellow Democratic presidential candidates piled on. One of the many pile-ons during...


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