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Episode 20: What Makes Employment Cases Go Viral... [Audio]

Matt welcomes Law360 Senior Employment Reporter, Vin Guerreri, to discuss legal journalism in today's "Twitter culture." Topics include the importance of thought diversity and balanced content, the types of employment cases...more

8/15/2017  /  Class Action , LGBTQ , NLRB , Paid Leave , Twitter

Episode 19: Is This Paid Family Leave’s Moment? [Audio]

Matt welcomes prominent members of the NYC Plaintiff’s bar and mother-daughter guest team Laurie Berke-Weiss and Alex Berke to discuss the recent proliferation of state and local paid family leave statutes; paid family and...more

Episode 17: Predictable Schedules And Comp Time – The Next Wage & Hour Frontiers? [Audio]

Matt welcomes colleagues Ray Berti and Becky Barrett to discuss the sudden proliferation of “Fair Workweek” laws, which are designed to ensure that workers have predictable schedules and paychecks, and “comp time” -- the...more

Episode 16: Innovations in Recruitment: How Tech is Changing How Companies Hire [Audio]

Matt welcomes Claire McTaggart, founder of job-matching technology platform SquarePeg, to discuss the increased role of tech and predictive modeling in the area of human resources and talent acquisition; the importance of...more

Episode 15: Conversation with EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic [Audio]

Matt welcomes Victoria Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), for a wide-ranging discussion regarding Chair Lipnic’s personal and professional background, the expansion of employers’...more

Carefully Crafted Allegations Still Control Early Resolutions [Audio]

In a recent Fifth District Court of Appeal's case in Florida (5th DCA), the court confirmed the age old maxim that the allegations of the complaint control the analysis when evaluating a motion to dismiss a complaint. ...more

Episode 11: Legal and Business Issues Stemming From Employees' Out-of-Work Conduct [Audio]

Matt welcomes Angela Corridan, Director of Labor & Employment Law for JetBlue Airways Corporation, and Ron Palmese, General Counsel for Shake Shack, to generally discuss both employees' and employer's increased social and...more

Episode 10: Pregnancy Discrimination Insights (Hint: It's Not Just About The FMLA) [Audio]

Matt welcomes women's rights advocate and civil rights lawyer Jack Tuckner for a discussion on the wide range of pregnancy-related discrimination claims, including the "holy trinity" of pregnancy, gender, and disability...more

Episode 09: Behold "AHCA"! – Demystifying Employment Law Implications of Proposed ACA Replacement [Audio]

Matt welcomes back Akerman employee benefits guru Beth Alcalde to decode the rhetoric and discuss practical insights surrounding the newly-proposed "American Health Care Act" and what it could mean for employers if passed....more

Episode 08: Chat With Former EEOC General Counsel David Lopez [Audio]

David Lopez served as EEOC General Counsel from 2010 to 2016 (the longest tenure of any EEOC General Counsel). In this episode, Matt and David explore a myriad of topics, including EEOC litigation and enforcement...more

Episode 07: "Next Gen" Reasonable Accommodations And Disability Law Trends [Audio]

Matt welcomes BNP Paribas NYC Senior Employment Counsel Thomas Mullins and Akerman Los Angeles Partner Rachel Schumacher (covering both coasts!) to discuss disability discrimination trends and the potential next wave of...more

Episode 06: Obamacare (Part II): What Happens Next? [Audio]

Matt and Beth return to discuss the "repeal and replace" debate (and help separate fact from fiction), practical insights about the Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and...more

Episode 05: Obamacare (Part I): How Did We Get Here? [Audio]

Matt welcomes his colleague Beth Alcalde to discuss Obamacare – stripped of political rhetoric. In the first of this two-part podcast, Matt and Beth discuss the ACA's operational functionality, ways in which it succeeded,...more

Episode 03: Big Data's Transition From The Marketer's Desktop To The Employer's Doorstep [Audio]

Matt welcomes EEOC Chief Analyst Kelly Trindel, Ph. D., to discuss employers' use of Big Data (for better or worse) in various phases of the employment relationship, potential disparate impact risks, the overlay between Big...more

1/10/2017  /  Bias , Big Data , EEOC

Episode 02: A View From The Plaintiff's Side [Audio]

Matt welcomes Doug Wigdor to discuss his perspective on employment litigation trends, the potential spike in sexual harassment litigation, other post-election fallout, non-employment discrimination lawsuits, and the tragic...more

1/10/2017  /  Sexual Harassment

Episode 01: Introduction To "WorkedUp" [Audio]

Akerman's Employment Law Podcast Hosted by Matt Steinberg...more

1/10/2017

An Unsolved Problem? Claims of Post-Employment Retaliation by the (Formerly) Problem Employee

Most employers know that various employment laws prohibit retaliation against employees who engage in protected activity, such as those who complain of discrimination, report purportedly unlawful conduct, or support fellow...more

Whistleblower Claims The Wave Continues

"The cover-up is often worse than the crime" – an apt mantra for employers who are being increasingly forced to defend retaliation and/or whistleblower claims brought in myriad industries under a broad spectrum of federal and...more

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