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Drug testing in the ’20s: What employers should and shouldn’t do

by Robin Shea
Welcome to the future. With the dramatic changes in acceptance of medical and even recreational marijuana, employers need to take a fresh look at the way they maintain drug-free workplaces. Here are some tips for surviving this time of transition. First, marijuana is...

Frivolous litigation has a price … sometimes a big price

by Jon Hyman
In 2005, Monika Starke filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC alleging that her employer, CRST Van Expedited, Inc., subjected her to sexual harassment. The EEOC expanded that initial charge into a federal-court lawsuit over whether CRST engaged in sexual...

DOL Issues Final Rule on Joint-Employer Status under Fair Labor Standards Act

by Jim Paretti, Tammy McCutchen, Maury Baskin & Michael Lotito
On January 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-awaited final rule regarding joint-employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The final rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2020, and will...

New Year’s resolutions for employers

by Robin Shea
“Let’s turn over — a new leaf.” “And, baby, let’s make promises — that we can keep. We’ll call it a New Year’s resolution…” Now that the New Year’s celebrations are over, it’s time to start...