28 November 2023

Are You Ready for Illinois Paid Leave?

Earlier this year, Illinois passed the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, or PLAWA.  PLAWA covers most employers that have employees who work in Illinois.  The nuts and bolts of PLAWA are detail-heavy, but the sticking points are that Illinois employees are entitled to 1 hour of paid time off for every 40 hours they […]

22 November 2023

Episode 54 – Proposed Change to the Fair ...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss the proposed change to the Fair Labor Standards Act, if it will go into effect and what companies should be doing to prepare. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google […]

14 November 2023

Holiday Pay Refreshers

With the holidays around the corner, tis the season for a refresher on holiday pay laws and best practices! In general, the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require private employers to provide holiday pay. There are certain rare exceptions for private employers with federal contracts who are covered by the labor standards of the […]

08 November 2023

Episode 53 – Non-Compete Agreements and A...

Employment Lawyers Talk Off The Clock brought its signature webcast to live seminar audiences. In this episode, hosts and employment attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey will provide a legal update on whether non-competes are enforceable, and will then look to the future and discuss a world without non-compete agreements. What are other ways to […]

31 October 2023

Employee Bonuses: Keeping an Employee “Treat” F...

As the weather starts to change, you might be one of the employers keeping an eye on key performance indicators to determine how 2023 is shaping up for your company. You might even be thinking, “maybe we’ll issue a bonus if the company reaches certain financial goals.” What a “treat” that would be for your […]

25 October 2023

Episode 52 – Non-Compete Agreements and A...

Employment Lawyers Talk Off The Clock brought its signature webcast to live seminar audiences. In this episode, hosts and employment attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey will provide a legal update on whether non-competes are enforceable, and will then look to the future and discuss a world without non-compete agreements. What are other ways to […]

17 October 2023

Employee Handbooks & Unions: How One Handb...

In just two cases, Stericycle, Inc. and Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, LLC, the National Labor Relations Board has made it possible for an employer’s maintenance of an “overbroad” handbook policy to result in the establishment of a union without an election. While that statement may seem like hyperbole, it is not.  The cases, particularly Cemex, […]

11 October 2023

Episode 51 – What You Need to Know When U...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss the advantages of using temporary workers and how to protect your organization from the business risks that accompany them. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

04 October 2023

Episode 50 – Big Changes Proposed For Pre...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey discuss what employers need to know about the EEOC’s proposed changes to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the Clock” podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts

03 October 2023

EEOC Proposes Updates To Its Harassment Guidance

A recently proposed update to the EEOC’s workplace harassment guidance provides employers with a window into the agency’s current thinking, especially as it relates to emerging issues in the law. The proposed guidance also serves as a helpful resource for employers regarding the legal analysis the agency performs when investigating harassment claims and determining potential employer […]