Tammy Ensslin – Meade Ensslin, PLLC

New Hours-of-Service Regulations Effective Today, July 1, 2013

Legal Alert: The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that new federal regulations designed to reduce truck driver fatigue took full effect today, July 1, 2013. …more

| Administrative Law, Business Torts, Personal Injury, Transportation

Your Employee is Driving Drunk in a Company Vehicle and Causes an...

Hopefully, it will never happen to you. But, what if the call comes in that an employee driver has been involved in an accident, in a company vehicle, and he/she is intoxicated.  In Kentucky, and many other states, drunk…more

| Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Transportation

Revised HIPAA Rules for Business Associates

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved forward with additional rules to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance…more

| Health, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Can't Ignore Cupid's Arrow this Valentine's Day!

This Valentine’s Day, employers should take extra precautions to make sure chocolates, cards, and confessions stay out of the workplace. With Cupid’s arrow ready to launch, this is the perfect time of year to remind employees…more

| Business Torts, Labor & Employment Law

DOT Issues Compliance Notice Regarding Marijuana

Today, Jim Swart, the Director of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Office of the Department of Transportation issued a "Compliance Notice" relating to the recent initiative passed by some states to permit the…more

| Business Torts, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Office Parties: Celebrate the Season Without Getting Sued!

It’s that time of year! Tis the season for toasts and traditions, presents and parties, secret Santa’s and sexual harassment, lawyers and lawsuits. . . Wait, what? Unfortunately, it’s true. Santa is not…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Insurance, Personal Injury, Worker’s...

FMLA Win for Employers

Employers are regularly faced with the difficult decision to discipline or terminate an employee for poor performance or include an employee in a layoff on the eve of protected leave under FMLA or a sexual harassment complaint…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

EEO-1 Filing Deadline Approaching

Just a reminder to employers that the 2012 EEO-1 Reports are due on September 30th. The preferred method for completing the EEO-1 reports is the web-based filing system. Online filing requires you to log into your company's…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Government Contracting

Supreme Court Upholds ACA

The U.S. Supreme Court decided the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act decision this morning, June 28, 2012. The decision surprised many scholars and practitioners in that the Court upheld both the individual…more

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NLRB Poster Requirement Postponed

Legal Alert: The NLRB’s “Notification of Employee Rights” poster rule, scheduled to take effect on April 30, 2012, has been postponed due to an injunction ordered today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts

NLRB Poster Requirement Takes Effect April 30, 2012

Legal Alert: As of April 30, 2012, most private sector employers will be required to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. (The original effective date was postponed.) The…more

| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment...

Social Media Policies and the NLRB

In recent months, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been hearing an increasing number of cases alleging Section 7 violations as it pertains to Social Media policies and resulting discipline and…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Business Torts, Privacy

Keeping Employees Safe During Severe Weather

Good planning and preparation is key for any organization and its employees to survive a natural disaster. A little planning can prevent unnecessary panic and confusion…more

| Labor & Employment Law

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