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Employment Lawyers Talk Off the Clock with Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey features real conversations between employment and labor lawyers on the hot topics employers face on a daily basis.

16 November 2022

Episode 31 – What New DOL Independent Con...

In less than 15 minutes, Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss  and Sarah Willey get right to the point to explain what you need to know about the new rule. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

 
26 October 2022

Episode 30 – Animals at Work: How HR Shou...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey walk through how employee requests to bring their pets to work should be handled and some creative solutions to deal with the desire for animals in the workplace. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: […]

12 October 2022

Episode 29 – Cleaning The COVID-19 Closet...

Miller Johnson attorneys Sarah Willey and Rebecca Strauss discuss where Michigan employers stand with COVID-19 rules, including vaccines, what to do when a worker has COVID-19 or is exposed, if sick workers have to be paid and if you can require an employee to take a COVID-19 test. You can also listen to this and […]

14 September 2022

Episode 28 – Preventing, Responding to Wo...

An employee handbook is not going to stop workplace violence. But Miller Johnson attorneys Sarah Willey and Rebecca Strauss outline how the process of creating policies can better prepare a company for handling situations. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts […]

24 August 2022

Episode 27 – Preventing, Responding to Wo...

How can employers develop proactive relationships with local enforcement in case of violence or threats of violence? What can employers do to be prepared to respond? When it is appropriate to involve the police? What are signs to watch for? How do police respond if contacted? What training does local law enforcement offer? Miller Johnson […]

24 August 2022

Episode 26 – How To Create A Great Work C...

Miller Johnson attorney Rebecca Strauss welcomes Consumers Credit Union Chief Human Resources Officer Shawn Premer to discuss how to create a great company culture while dealing with legal compliance requirements when it comes to employee hiring, reviews and discharge. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the […]

14 July 2022

Episode 25 – SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade...

Miller Johnson attorneys Sarah Willey and Tripp VanderWal discuss the impact of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, including both the current legal landscape for employers and what will likely be around the corner. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: […]

06 July 2022

Episode 24 – Understanding The Rise In Gr...

Miller Johnson attorneys Sarah Willey and Keith Eastland discuss the recent labor law developments, including the rise in grassroots union efforts at companies like Amazon, Starbucks and Apple. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

22 June 2022

Episode 23 – Mental Health Issues in the ...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss what employers should and should not do when helping workers coping with mental health issues, including how to help employees and the company when an employee is performing below expected standards. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to “The Lawyers Off […]