Terminating the walking dead employee: What would Negan do?

Like many of you, I am still reeling from the brutal season opener of The Walking Dead. Looking at the episode through the lens of an employment lawyer, a few thoughts came to mind: first, Negan’s managerial style is a tad…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

[Event] Evolving Workplace Issues and Dynamics - Are You Ready? - Seminar and Reception - November 10th, Melbourne, FL

Half-Day Seminar Hosted by South Brevard SHRM and FordHarrison SBSHRM and FordHarrison are partnering for a fantastic half-day event at the Eau Gallie Yacht Club. This event will be held in place of SBSHRM's usual luncheon…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Hurricane season brings unique employer issues

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, evacuation orders are lifting and recovery efforts are in their early stages. Employers are facing a number of storm-related issues as they prepare to resume normal operations. Here are…more
| Labor & Employment Law

What We Learned: Talent Placement Lesssons from Tennessee Football and The American Ryder Cup Team

Sports are about players making plays. Coaches and managers can breakdown film, scheme, and motivate all they want. But, when the game is on the line, execution is all that matters. As the ole coach said, “It’s not about the…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

[Event] "Americas Labor & Employment Law Conference: Managing a workforce across the Americas and beyond" - Dec. 8th-9th, Miami, FL

Attorneys from FordHarrison and Ius Laboris, the global Alliance of leading labor and employment law firms, will join in-house counsel to discuss the many challenges faced by multinational companies. The conference is aimed at…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Labor & Employment Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

NASCAR’s racing to defend race discrimination lawsuit—is your company ready?

Earlier this week, news broke that NASCAR is being sued for alleged racial discrimination. NASCAR insists the case has no merit, but only time will tell the outcome. When the rubber meets the road, will your business be ready to…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

From sports and entertainment to politics and social justice—when worlds collide in your workplace

It’s everywhere. Whether you like it or not, you can’t escape it. While the topics of politics and social justice are undoubtedly important discussions to have in our country, the reality is that they now seem ever present…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

North Korea Has Banned Sarcasm. Whatever.

In case you haven’t seen the news, no, the title is not a joke. The last word, however, is probably illegal now in North Korea (not that I worry much that this post is making it through the Hermit Kingdom’s web filters)…more
| Labor & Employment Law

What did Ryan Lochte do? 8 tips for waterproof investigations

Despite the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Ryan Lochte is still “under water” with questions still looming after Rio police reports that the American gold-medal Olympian fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Labor & Employment Law

Hope Solo: too little, too late?

Hope Solo’s derogatory comments about Sweden’s national women’s soccer team have earned her a six-month ban from U.S. Soccer and the termination of her contract. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati released a statement this week…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Ninth Circuit, California Appellate Court Take Aim at Arbitration Agreements

The Ninth Circuit and the California Court of Appeal have each issued decisions that may fundamentally affect how employers deal with arbitration agreements in the future. In Morris v. Ernst & Young, the Ninth Circuit held that…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Labor Department Settles Overtime Pay Dispute with Its Own Employees

The Department of Labor (DOL) has agreed to pay $7 million to resolve claims that it failed to pay overtime to thousands of its own employees. The settlement reached with the American Federation of Government Employees Local 12…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Holds Student Assistants Who Have a Common-Law Employment Relationship With a Private University Are "Employees" Under The National Labor Relations Act

In an August 23, 2016, decision, Trustees of Columbia University, 364 NLRB No. 90 (2016), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled existing precedent and held that student assistants, who have a common-law employment…more
| Education, Labor & Employment Law

#Fired: Post a Tweet, Lose Your Job

Many people enjoy spouting off what they view as 140-character tidbits of wisdom on the social media platform Twitter. But recently several individuals have found themselves in trouble with their employers (read: former…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

FLSA Conditional Certification Denied in NYS for 5,000 Home Care Workers

In a case with far reaching implications, Cowell v. Utopia Home Care, Inc., 2:14-cv-00736-LDW-SIL, Magistrate Judge Steven Locke of the Eastern District of New York (covering Brooklyn, Queens and Long island) ruled that claims…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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