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.
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
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
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
On Thursday, January 10, 2013, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which governs Kentucky, rendered a pro-employee opinion, Keith v. County of Oakland, allowing a case to proceed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). …more
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
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
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
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
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
See sample social media policy from the NLRB…more
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
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
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
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
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