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

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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 […]

07 February 2024

Episode 58 – What HR Can Learn from Contr...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey use the example of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s undisclosed absence to discuss how companies should handle employees who don’t disclose when they aren’t working. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google […]

06 February 2024

DOL Publishes Industry Specific Guidance on PUM...

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Motions (PUMP) Act. (For more information, please read our Client Alert.) The PUMP Act requires employers to provide a reasonable amount of break time and a private, non-bathroom space to express milk as frequently as needed by the nursing […]

31 January 2024

Beyond the Terms: An Introduction to Incoterms®

Import and export deals can be complex to navigate, including often confusing terminology. While terms in international transactions might be difficult to understand, businesses can save considerable headache by familiarizing themselves with International Commercial Terms. Better known as “Incoterms” today, Incoterms are crucial components of both domestic and international transactions. You or your business may […]