29 November 2022

Pumping Through Work: The FLSA and Nursing Mothers

Maternal and paternal leave have been common topics of conversation, and sometimes debate, in the U.S. for years. Yet, little discussion occurs around how to welcome new parents back after leave. Mothers, especially nursing mothers, face unique challenges in their return to the workplace. It is important that employers understand nursing mothers’ rights under federal […]

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

Parental Leave
15 November 2022

Paid Parental Leave: What to Consider When You’...

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.  Thirty years after Dr. John Gray published his famous relationship book, the planets have aligned to largely take the phrase out of orbit—for a number of reasons.  Among other explanations, society has overhauled how it thinks and talks about sex and gender—and the associated roles.  Add in […]

Election Leave
01 November 2022

Election Season: What Employers Should Know Abo...

It’s midterm season. Signs of the upcoming election are everywhere. Commercials on tv and radio. Signs at every intersection. Text messages. So many text messages. HOW DID THEY GET MY NUMBER?!? Sorry . . . we’ll save that for another time. Back on topic: it’s news to no one that November 8 is the day […]

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: […]

18 October 2022

Unions On The March While The Board Bangs The Drum

With big recent wins at Amazon, Starbucks, Chipotle, Trader Joe’s, and a favorable economic and political climate, right now the wind is in the sails of the labor movement. Those winds are likely to grow stronger as the current leadership of the National Labor Relations Board identifies opportunities to revisit and recast decisions in order […]

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 […]

Equal Pay
04 October 2022

What Does “Equal Pay” for Equal Work Mean Exactly?

The Equal Pay Act requires men and women in the same workplace to be given equal pay for equal work. But what exactly does “equal pay” mean under the Equal Pay Act? Let’s consider a recent case that was prominently featured in the news.  As you may have heard, 28 members of the United States […]

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 […]