Jeffrey S. Kopp

Jeffrey S. Kopp

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Avoiding FMLA Interference Claims: Walking a Fine Line Between Permissible and Impermissible Comments

When it comes to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave, not all comments are treated equally. Some comments may discourage an employee from using FMLA leave, thereby interfering with the employee’s FMLA rights and...more

9/9/2015 - Business Disruption Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FMLA Interference Claims Supervisors

Preventing Whistleblower Claims in the Automotive Industry

Whistleblower and retaliation claims are some of the most costly claims brought by employees and they are on the rise. OSHA, who governs complaints for over 20 whistleblower statutes, reports a 58% increase in whistleblower...more

7/31/2015 - Automotive Industry Car Dealerships Department of Transportation (DOT) EEOC Manufacturers MAP-21 Motor Vehicles NHTSA OSHA Retaliation Whistleblower Awards Whistleblowers

Federal Contractors Should Keep Focus on Compliance for Hiring Veterans

While recent United States Department of Labor figures show the unemployment rate of veterans is trending below the national unemployment average, unemployment of younger veterans who have served since 9/11 still exceeds the...more

5/12/2015 - Affirmative Action DOL Federal Contractors Hiring Statistics OFCCP Veterans VEVRAA

Department of Labor Announces Expansion of FMLA Rights to Same-Sex Couples

The United States Department of Labor issued a groundbreaking rule change last week, granting couples in legal, same-sex marriages the same rights as those in opposite-sex marriages under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)....more

3/4/2015 - DOL DOMA Employee Rights Final Rules FMLA Same-Sex Marriage US v Windsor

Responding Effectively to Third-Party Subpoenas

It is your lucky day!! A subpoena comes in the mail and makes its way to your desk. The subpoena comes from a creditor involved in a lawsuit with one of your employees and demands that you produce copies of your employee’s...more

11/19/2014 - Debt Collectors Discovery Document Productions HIPAA Subpoenas Third-Party

"Turning Up the Heat" – Organizing Efforts in the South

It is no coincidence that the incredible resurgence of manufacturing in the Southeastern United States occurred in the absence of unionized facilities. Automotive, aerospace, and appliance manufacturers have flocked to the...more

10/10/2014 - Aerospace Automotive Industry Employer Liability Issues Manufacturers Manufacturing Facilities UAW Union Elections Union Membership Unions Wages

Federal Contractor Section 503 and VEVRAA Compliance Solution

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforcement is meant to ensure affirmative action and equal opportunity employment for job seekers and wage earners. The federal government spends more than $500...more

7/15/2014 - Affirmative Action Chief Compliance Officers Enforcement Equal Opportunities Federal Contractors OFCCP Rehabilitation Act Subcontractors Training VEVRAA

FMLA Challenges in a Next-Generation Manufacturing World

Successful next generation manufacturers must work with their customers and suppliers as true partners in order to rapidly produce high-quality products....more

8/16/2013 - Compliance FMLA Human Resources Professionals Manufacturers

Useful Tips for Calculating FMLA Leave During the Holidays

This year, both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Tuesdays. Many businesses will be closed during these mid-week holidays. Many other manufacturers often shut down for extended periods for retooling or for a more extended...more

12/26/2012 - DOL FMLA Holidays

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