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 […]

19 September 2023

Microaggressions and Unlawful Discrimination

An employee tells a colleague that he doesn’t even look gay. Another employee continuously mispronounces a colleague’s name because it’s too hard to say correctly. A female employee is constantly interrupted while speaking at a meeting. Although microaggressions may appear to be harmless or in some cases intended to be a compliment, they often stem […]

13 September 2023

Episode 49 – Lizzo Lawsuit Lessons Part 2...

Miller Johnson attorneys Rebecca Strauss and Sarah Willey continue their discussion about the lawsuit dancers have filed against music star Lizzo, including whether religion should be discussed in the workplace, rules around bathroom breaks and talking about performance issues. You can also listen to this and future episodes by subscribing to the “Lawyers Off the […]

US Supreme Court Building
05 September 2023

Good Groff! Adjusting to a “Clarified” Employe...

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court “clarified” the Title VII standard that covered employers must consider and use when handling employee religious accommodation requests.  The decision, in a case called Groff v. DeJoy, will change how courts assess religious accommodation cases.  That means employers who want to win in court (and who doesn’t?) need to […]