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10 April 2024

Episode 62 – What Companies Need To Know ...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss the continued increased interest in unions across the country as well as new National Labor Relations Board rules. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

 
02 April 2024

The 2023 U.S. DOL Independent Contractor Rule: ...

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule that sheds new light on how it will decide whether workers are employees or independent contractors.  The rule, which replaces a rule issued in 2021, guides how the agency will administer and enforce the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The 2021 rule had […]

27 March 2024

Episode 61 – Should Companies Have a Poli...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss the dos and don’ts as companies consider policies to handle displays of political views in the workplace as we head into the presidential election. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify […]

19 March 2024

School Is (Almost) Out and Summer Jobs Are In: ...

With summer just around the corner, it’s essential for employers to remember the do’s and don’ts of employing youth workers. Youth workers are an important part of the workforce especially during the summer months when school is not in session. In Michigan, the Youth Employment Standards Act (YESA) governs the employment of minors. YESA defines […]

06 March 2024

Episode 60 – Handling Generational Issues...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss some unexpected issues that employers are dealing with when it comes to their older employees. Succession planning, performance management, and can you ask if an employee plans on retiring? You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” […]

05 March 2024

Beyond the Terms: Unpacking EXW, FCA, and CPT

In our ongoing series on International Trade Terms, we dive deeper into the intricacies of Incoterms® 2020—a globally recognized set of standards defining the responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international transactions. Building upon our previous post that introduced Incoterms, this article focuses on the first three terms suitable for multiple modes of transportation: EXW […]

05 March 2024

Remote I-9 Verification: What Employers Should ...

In July 2023, the USCIS introduced a new Form I-9, along with a new procedure for remotely verifying I-9 documents. As of August 1, 2023, employers who participate in E-Verify and are in “good standing” have the option of examining Form I-9 documents during a video conference instead of in-person. The remote verification procedure requires […]

21 February 2024

Episode 59 – Handling Generational Issues...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss some unexpected issues that employers are dealing with when it comes to their younger employees who are just joining the work force. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

20 February 2024

The Groundhog’s Spring Forecast: Who Will Be Un...

In December 2023, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its Fall 2023 Regulatory Agenda, which provides insight into what will be keeping DOL’s leadership and regulation writers busy early in 2024. Among the actions of interest to human resources professionals is an indication that the DOL plans to issue a final rule defining and […]