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What to Expect When Employees Are Expecting

by Kelly S. Riggs
During the summer of 2019, the Oregon legislature passed two bills broadening protections for pregnant and lactating employees, including extending lactation break requirements to apply to employers of all sizes, requiring more flexible lactation breaks, and expressly...

As sure as today is Cyber Monday, your employees are shopping from work

by Jon Hyman
Today is Cyber Monday, the biggest online shopping day of the holiday season. In fact, it is estimated that today will be the biggest online shopping day ever, with over $9.4 billion in sales. And, guess what? Given that most of those doing the shopping will be...

It Starts at the Top

by Barbara E. Hoey & Nidhi Srivastava
What’s happening at McDonald’s should serve as an important lesson for many employers. In the past two weeks, it was reported that its CEO resigned or was terminated (depending on what news outlet you read) because he exercised “poor judgment” by having an affair with...

EEOC, NLRB, DOL Plan to Issue Rules Governing Joint Employment

by Jim Paretti & Michael J. Lotito
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Labor will all issue regulations governing joint employment, according to the federal government’s Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions – Fall...

‘Tis the Season…for Employer Holiday Gift-Giving Reminders

by William Hays Weissman
I’m in charge of our company’s party-planning committee, but I’m ready to give up my title as Head Elf. We’re working on choosing gifts for employees, and we’d like to raffle off nice prizes for employees and their families at our holiday party. We might also bring...

“OK Boomer” — harmless, or harassment?

by Robin Shea
C’mon, Boomers – lighten up! The always-excellent Walter Olson of Overlawyered laments that the employment world is so heavily regulated that an employer can get in trouble for failing to act when a Millennial uses the relatively mild insult “OK...