Notes from the Chair and Executive Editor -
Welcome to the second quarter edition of SuperVision Today, the quarterly e-newsletter published by Spilman's Labor & Employment Group. Readers of this newsletter are invited to our 2014 West Virginia SuperVision symposium, set for Friday, June 27 in Charleston, West Virginia. The symposium will take place near the conclusion of Charleston's FestivALL celebration, which culminates in the premier summer event in the region - the Wine & All That Jazz celebration.
This year's symposium is designed to help you prepare for What's Next in labor and employment law so you can manage your human resources and meet your goals for the coming year. Legal and business leaders will examine an array of hot HR topics, including arbitration agreements, employee wellness, restrictive covenants and other critical employment issues.
In addition, we are excited that Colonel William E. Crane, Chief of Staff, Land Component Commander, West Virginia Army National Guard will be our keynote speaker. Col. Crane will discuss leadership and crisis management; we expect his talk to be one of the highlights of the event.... We look forward to seeing you there!
For our West Virginia readers, the West Virginia Legislature is currently meeting in extraordinary session, in part to amend their recent amendments to the West Virginia Maximum Hour and Minimum Wage Act. The revised law maintains the scheduled increases to West Virginia's minimum wage, but returns issues of who is exempt from overtime to federal, as opposed to state, law. In short, while it makes sense to review your list of exempt employees periodically - if you were in the process of doing a review, finish it - the status of who is exempt from overtime will not change. We will continue to monitor the legislature for any other changes to West Virginia's overtime laws.
In this edition of SuperVision Today, Larissa Dean explains the NLRB's proposed rules for union elections and what they may mean for employers. Carrie Harris shares what employers need to know about third-party harassment. Erin Jones Adams and R. Scott Adams review additional requirements financial industry employers need to include in their social media policies. And, Gordon Mowen examines some of the risks in accommodating individuals temporarily, based on a recent court decision.
Please see full newsletter below for more information.